Cell Press and The Lancet Titles Now Included in UC-Elsevier Open Access Publishing Agreement

Beginning September 1, 2022, UC corresponding authors publishing in Elsevier’s prestigious Cell Press and The Lancet journals will be able to publish their articles as open access with financial support from the UC libraries. Cell Press publishes 50 scientific journals in the life, physical, earth, and health sciences. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals.

New UC Open Access Agreements with IEEE and Nature

The University of California announced two new open access publishing agreements today. The first supports open access publishing with the technical professional organization IEEE, which is among the largest publishers of UC research. The other is an extension of UC’s 2020 agreement with Springer Nature that adds funding support for open access publishing in the prestigious Nature journals; previously only titles in the Springer portfolio were eligible.

New Open Access Agreement Between UC and SAGE Publishing

The University of California has entered into a two-year transformative open access agreement with SAGE Publishing. The agreement runs from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024, and covers open access publishing and reading access to SAGE’s hybrid and fully open access journals. The agreement includes open access publishing of an unlimited number of articles by corresponding authors at all ten UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and provides researchers throughout the UC system with expanded reading access to the full portfolio of SAGE journals.

UC Announces New Pilot Open Access Agreement with Wiley

Wiley and the University of California today announced a one-year pilot agreement that makes it more affordable for UC authors to publish open access in Wiley journals, making their articles freely available for anyone to read. 

Corresponding authors at all ten UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who publish open access articles in Wiley journals from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 will receive a 15 percent discount on the open access fee (also known as an article processing charge, or APC). 

Philosophy Professor Shares Why He’s Publishing an Open Textbook

In celebration of Open Education Week (March 7-11, 2022), the UCSB Library is highlighting one professor’s experience as he undergoes the process of publishing a textbook as an open educational resource (OER). As the Library continues to deepen its commitment to an open paradigm for research and teaching, we want to support more faculty and lecturers who are interested in using OERs to help create a learning environment with fewer technical, financial, and copyright barriers.

Open Access Agreement with Biochemical Society / Portland Press

The University of California (UC) and the Biochemical Society / Portland Press, have entered an open access agreement, effective February 22, that includes open access publishing of an unlimited number of articles by corresponding UC authors.

The agreement also provides researchers throughout the UC system with unlimited reading access to the full portfolio of the Biochemical Society / Portland Press.

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