eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.  Among its services is providing a repository for postprints of articles by University of California authors. (


Merritt is a University of California Curation Center (UC3) repository for digital assets of all kinds, including texts, images, videos, audio recordings and datasets.  Use Merritt to provide long-term preservation of digital assets, manage and share your research with others, or meet the data sharing and preservation requirements of a grant-funded project.

Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool)

Data management throughout the research cycle includes collecting and processing data, analyzing data and publishing research results, and planning for long-term access and storage.  The UCSB Library can assist researchers with data management through services offered by the CDL. The DMPTool, developed by the CDL and its partners, offers step-by-step instruction and templates for creating, publishing and sharing data management plans that satisfy funding agency mandates.

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A key component of the data management plan is the naming and organizing of files.  To assist with this, the UCSB Library has subscribed to EZID, a UC3 service that makes it easy to create and manage long-term identifiers (DOIs or ARKs) to provide a stable point of reference to online content (papers, datasets, video clips, etc.).  Metadata can be added and updated to increase discoverability.  Supported by the Library, research units and departments on campus can set up an account and begin creating persistent identifiers for digital content.  To apply for an EZID account, complete the request form and submit it to Tom Brittnacher.

Publishing Discounts

Open access journals may cover costs through publication fees, institutional subsidies, endowments, or sponsorships.  The University of California gets discounts on some publication fees via institutional memberships or licensing agreements. The chart on this page shows the publishers offering UC discounts.