The ULS Open Access Author Fee Fund ULS Scholarly Communications Lunch and Learn #11 Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing University Library System University of Pittsburgh May 15, 2014 ULS Open Access Author Fee Fund What is it? Why are we doing it? Who else is doing this? How does it work? – Who is eligible? – What publications are eligible? – How do authors apply? How is the program going? What is the OA Author Fee Fund? A program that pays publishing fees on behalf of authors at Pitt who wish to publish in Open Access journals Open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff & post-doc researchers BUT: Only eligible authors are awarded funding Only eligible journals are covered Why do authors need funding for OA publishing? Open Access journals cannot rely on subscription revenues Many OA journals are funded through article processing charges (APCs) APCs are more common in STEM journals The burden is on the author to find funding (personal funds, grant funds, institutional funding) Why have we become involved? Incentivize authors to publish in OA journals Encourage good choices for OA publishing – Use standards to screen for quality – Support fair business models for OA (no hybrid OA) Support the efforts of OA publishers Experiment with a sustainable cost model for OA Collaborate with other academic libraries to help transform the publishing landscape Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE) a group of universities pledged to support the funding of their authors in Open Access publications 21 universities (Pitt was the 18th) Members must: – Commit to the compact (at Provost level) – Establish formal funding mechanism – Develop and publicize policies and procedures some policies vary by institution The Compact “… each of the undersigned universities commits to the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds.” COPE Members Cornell University University of Calgary Dartmouth College Simon Fraser University Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) University of California at Berkeley Karlsruhe Institute of Technology University of Ottawa University of Utah Columbia University University of Pittsburgh University of Tennessee, Knoxville Texas A&M University Emory University University of Rhode Island Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center University of Michigan Universitat de Barcelona Duke University Pitt Author Eligibility Criteria Faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, and students Excludes the six schools of the Health Sciences – – – – – – Dental Medicine Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Medicine Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Health Sciences author are eligible for journals published by Hindawi Journal Eligibility Criteria Gold Open Access journals only – No hybrid Open Access – No ‘delayed’ Open Access Be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (unless the journal is too new for DOAJ eligibility) Be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct Have publicly available a standard article fee schedule OASPA Code of Conduct: a proxy for OA journal quality No practices or activities that could bring the Association or open access publishing into disrepute; Maintain rigorous peer review process for published content Editorial boards with recognized experts Misconduct may be reported to the Board of Directors resulting in review and expulsion OASPA Code of Conduct (continued) Clearly visible on publisher’s Web site: – Company contact information – Peer review process & policies – Author fees and policies (if any) – Author copyright/licensing policies – Author submission instructions – High standards of presentation Other policies No limit to funding per author Any Pitt co-author can receive full funding Institutional memberships – Hindawi (only case where HS authors are covered) – BMC Awards now given even if grant funding available No reimbursements - library pays publisher up front How to Apply Status of the program Low rate of adoption Theoretical cap on fund: $50K Total awards over two years: ~ $20K (non-Hindawi) Hindawi membership provides around 20% savings Most inquiries are from Health Science researchers We need your help to get the word out! ULS Author Fee Fund recipients - Swanson School of Engineering Non HSLS Applications funded between July 1, 2012 - December 2, 2013 Eligible Author Department Publisher Publication Name Chien-Wen Chen Bioengineering Hindawi Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology William C. W. Chen Bioengineering Hindawi Stem Cells International Kyle Bibby Civil and Environmental Engineering BioMed Central Microbial ecology Piervincenzo Rizzo Civil and Environmental Engineering Hindawi Advances in Civil Engineering Tyler W. Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Vikas Khanna Civil and Environmental Engineering BioMed Central Biotechnology for Biofuels Ervin Sejdic Electrical and Computer Engineering PLoS PLoS ONE Ervin Sejdic Electrical and Computer Engineering PLoS PLoS ONE Ervin Sejdic Electrical and Computer Engineering BioMed Central Biomedical Engineering Online Kevin Chen Electrical and Computer Engineering Hindawi Gabriel L. Zenarosa Industrial Engineering Jung-Kim Lee Mechanical Eng. & Materials Science Hindawi Journal of Sensors Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine Journal of Nanomaterials Jung-Kim Lee Mechanical Eng. & Materials Science Hindawi Journal of Nanomaterials Rocky S. Tuan Mechanical Eng. & Materials Science BioMedCentral Stem Cell Research and Therapy Rocky S. Tuan Mechanical Eng. & Materials Science BioMed Central Stem Cell Research and Therapy Robert S. Parker Chem/Petroleum Engineering Critical Care Hindawi BioMed Central ULS Author Fee Fund recipients - other non-HS Schools Non HSLS Applications funded between July 1, 2012 - December 2, 2013 Eligible Author Mark P. Mooney Jill A. Dembowski Zhiyun Cao R. Ingram William C. Troy Y. Pan Tao Han J. Richard Jennings Katherin A. Belendiuk Kirk I. Erickson Kirk I. Erickson Kristine A. Wilckens Regina L. Leckie John M. Jakicic Kevin H. Kim Joseph Kabara Daniel Rosen Shaun M. Eack Louis Alfieri School Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences Education Education Information Sciences Social Work Social Work Department Anthropology Biological Sciences Chemistry Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Physics & Astronomy Psychology Psychology Psychology Psychology Psychology Psychology Health & Phys. Activity Psych. & Education LRDC Publisher Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Hindawi Publication Name International Journal of Genomics Journal of Nucleic Acids International Journal of Proteomics Advances in Numerical Analysis International Journal of Differential Equations Journal of Function Spaces and Applications Advances in High Energy Physics International Journal of Hypertension Journal of Obesity Journal of Aging Research Journal of Aging Research Neural Plasticity Journal of Aging Research Journal of Obesity AIDS Research and Treatment International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks ISRN Addiction Rehabilitation Research and Practice Child Development Research How can we improve the program? What could we do to increase awareness of this program in your departments or areas? Are there any avenues for publicity that you know of that we could take advantage of? Can you help us identify eligible journals in your area?