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FSU Libraries offer financial support for open scholarship

Monday, September 18, 2017
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FSU Libraries are pleased to announce the reinstatement of the Open Access Publishing Fund. Thanks largely to generous contributions from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School, the libraries will steward a subvention fund to help pay article processing charges (APC’s) for eligible open access journals and books over the 2017-18 academic year. To be eligible, journal publishers must be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and book publishers may be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). Also, a publisher must be a member of Open Access Scholarly Publisher's Association (OASPA) or meet its Code of Conduct. The fund is open to faculty, post-docs, researchers and currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. All details and a proposal form are available on the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship’s (DRS) website.

Acknowledging that some disciplines may not directly benefit from the Open Access Publishing Fund, the Libraries have also established memberships with the following open access publishers.

  • Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) publishes 160 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access journals. FSU-affiliated authors receive a 25% discount on article processing charges (APCs).
  • Open Libraries of Humanities, a not-for-profit enterprise with the sole mission of advancing open access to scholarship in the humanities. FSU-affiliated authors can publish in any OLH journal without paying APCs or other fees.

In addition to support for open access, the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship continues to offer alternative textbook and digital humanities mini-grants. Our hope is that these initiatives will provide support for FSU researchers advancing an open scholarly environment, accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Questions about these funding initiatives can be directed to Micah Vandegrift, Director of Digital Scholarship.

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