Open Access Scholarship and Public Access Policy Support
Open access scholarly publishing is gaining ground as an alternative to conventional means of disseminating the results of academic research, dispensing with cost barriers and use restrictions for readers. Open access publishing makes peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly work freely available online to a worldwide readership. Open access journals are now firmly established in many fields of research and robust open access publishing programs for scholarly books have begun to take hold.
While open access publications are free to read, it costs money to manage the peer-review process and produce and distribute electronic journals and books. Since open access publishers do not charge subscription or other access fees, they must cover their operating expenses through other sources. This may include foundation support, subventions, and in-kind support, as well as processing fees paid by authors – or on behalf of authors by their institutions.
Resources for Open Access Scholarship Publishing
- Cornell Open Access Publishing (COAP) Fund
- Cambridge University Press OA Waivers for Cornell Authors
- TOME Open Access Monograph Publishing Grant
- Guide to Open Access Publishing
Resources for Public Access Policy Compliance
Other Scholarly Publishing Initiatives
- Cornell University Library Journal Hosting
- Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures and Thought
- Cornell Editors Email List, for Cornell-affiliated editors of scholarly journals. Subscribe to the list by sending an email to email@example.com with the word “join” as the subject line.