Open Publishing Support Fund
Increasing the Impact of UTK Research Through Open Access
Open Access Publishers
An open access publication is one that provides free global access with minimal or no copyright limitations. Open access publications are freely available for redistribution and reuse.
The Directory of Open Access Journals lists more than 8,171 “free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.”
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Open access publishers that charge article fees include:
|Publisher||Open Access Fee||Titles (selective)|
(15% discount due to UTK membership)
|More than 240 titles, including BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Informatics, Genome Biology, Nutrition Journal|
||See Open Access Policy for each journal||Food and Nutrition Research, Ethics and Global Politics; Global Health Action|
||See article processing charges section for each journal||250+ titles, including International J. of Plant Genomics, J. of Applied Mathematics, J. of Nanomaterials;|
| Oxford University Press Journals
||$475-$2670||DNA Research and Nucleic Acids Research are two of the eleven full open access titles.|
|Public Library of Science (PLoS)
||$1350-$2900||PLoS Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS One, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases|
The economic model for open access publishing draws on resources from the scholarly community to make peer-reviewed content widely available at a reasonable cost. Publishing costs may be shared among institutions, other funding agencies, and authors for the public good.
Public and private funding institutions have interests in promoting barrier-free access to scholarly resources. Some agencies promote open access by paying author fees. The SHERPA JULIET project maintains a list of research funders' open access policies. Examples of agencies with policies on open access and public access to research include:
- Academy of Finland
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Max Planck Society
- National Institutes of Health
- Swedish Research Council
- Swiss National Science Foundation
- UK Research Councils
- Wellcome Trust
See more at BioMed Central’s FAQ on funding agencies that explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article processing charges.
What is Open Access?
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, and freely available to users... more