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.

Librarian Sherri Barnes Retires After 21 Years

After a career at UCSB spanning more than two decades, librarian Sherri Barnes retired at the end of January. She led the Library to the forefront of the movement for open access research as the Library's first Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, her most recent role.

Throughout her time at the UCSB Library, Barnes has also served as subject librarian for Feminist Studies, LGBT Studies, and U.S. History, while also serving as Humanities Collection Coordinator.


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