Publishing Open Access / Support for Open Access Publishing
Discounts and financial support for publishing in open access journals
CMU faculty and graduate students are publishing in open access journals (the gold route to open access). The University Libraries joined BioMed Central (BMC) in October 2012 and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) in December 2012 at the request of campus faculty to encourage open access publishing. The memberships give CMU authors a 15% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing in a BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or SpringerOpen journal, and a 10% discount on APCs for publishing in a PLoS journal.
In response to a recommendation from CMU’s Scholarly Communications Advisory Board, in 2013 the University Libraries created a fund to help campus authors pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish in open access journals if they have no grant funds that can be used to cover these costs. See Financial Support for Open Access Publishing for more information.
Managing open access journals and conferences
CMU’s Research Showcase repository software supports publishing open access journals and conference proceedings. Features include managing article submission and peer review, and publishing and hosting open access to journal articles and conference papers. See, for example, the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality and the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Universal Digital Library.
Contact Katie Behrman, Research Showcase Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com for details.