Open Access Funds: Getting a Bigger Bang for Our Bucks

by Bobby Glushko, Crystal Hampson, Patricia Moore et al.
Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference, Purdue University Press, 2015

8 pp. 268 kB

Many libraries offer open access (OA) publishing funds to support authors in paying article processing charges (APC) levied by some OA journals. However, there are few standard practices for managing or assessing these funds. This paper addresses findings of a survey, some best practices for open access publishing fund management, and counter arguments for OA funds, as well as other strategies developed by international agencies including the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

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