OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING: Opportunities for Authors

UC San Diego Library’s 2021 Open Access Week Virtual Event

November. 3rd at 2:30-3:30 pm [PST] [LINK to register]

Learn about open access publishing opportunities through the UC’s transformative agreements (open to UC authors) and other avenues open to all authors. 

The UC San Diego University Librarian, Erik Mitchell, will give an update on the UC Transformative Agreements and where we are in the process of increasing sustainable journal subscription access and OA publishing discounts or full-coverage for UC authors. 

Allegra Swift, UC San Diego Scholarly Communication Librarian, will discuss OA publishing avenues for authors whose chosen publishing venue or format is not covered by the UC agreements.

The event will be recorded and shared here.

Questions? Contact Allegra Swift.

This Week’s UC Transformative Agreement …

In case you haven’t heard is Elsevier. Yes, after two years, the University of California not only has access to read but UC authors can publish #openaccess. UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher.

CC BY-NC-SA Shelly (2007). Balancing Equations: Dancing Hands #flickr https://flic.kr/p/MtnhP

Find out the details:

UC Press release, the UCSD Library news piece, and the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication uc-publisher-relationships/elsevier-oa-agreement/

The Swedish Elsevier Cancellation Affect

Researchers from Swedish universities are looking at the impact of cancelling Elsevier contracts.

Consequences of Sweden Cancelling Elsevier : a presentation at the LIBER 2019 conference (June 27, 2019) by Lisa Olsson, Camila Hertil, Frida Jakobsson, and Lovisa Österlund.

The Surveys used to collect the data were posted by the same authors to figshare on Jan 31, 2019. Links are included to the press release, and FAQ on the cancellation and the assignment.

Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum Livestreaming!

From the University of California’s Office of Scholarly Communication announcement:

The University of California (UC) will be hosting an Open Access Tipping Point Public Forum in Washington, DC on August 29th from 2:00-4:30 pm EDT. This free, interactive public event is intended to advance understanding of the value and opportunities associated with negotiating, participating in, and supporting transformative open access agreements for all stakeholders in the scholarly publishing community – publishers, societies, funders, libraries, and academic authors. We hope you’ll join us!

See the blog post for the livestreaming link and forum agenda.

The UCs & Elsevier

Today (August 2, 2019), the UC negotiating team issued a fact-check of Elsevier’s claims in their multi-pronged messaging campaign.

Understand the reasons behind the UC’s efforts to ensure access to research generated at our campuses and practice fiscal responsibility for the research funding provided by taxpayer dollars. Open Statement: Why UC terminated journal negotiations with Elsevier (March 2019)

Have questions? Talk to your librarian!