FALL 2014

Open Access Fund Update: Money Available

The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Provost's Office, administers a pilot project to pay article processing fees for articles accepted to fully open, peer-reviewed journals. The Provost provided seed money for the initiative, and funds are available to Boston College faculty, researchers and students.

Since February, seventeen awards have been made for eight articles authored by faculty and nine authored by graduate students. The total awarded so far is $17,172.35. Recipients have come from the Connell School of Nursing, the Lynch School of Education and the Physics, Psychology and Biology Departments of the School of Arts and Sciences.

We still have money available. If you are publishing in an open access journal that charges article processing fees, please review the fund application and policies.

Publishing in an open access journal benefits the author by allowing retention of rights and providing greater access and visibility for the work. Open access publishing is consistent with the mission of Boston College; it promotes equality of access to information and it supports the transition to a more sustainable scholarly publishing model.

Jane Morris
Scholarly Communications Librarian