Open Access Fund for Spring 2015: Now Closed

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UPDATE (March 16, 2015): Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to accept any more applications at this time. Please check back on the library’s blog for information about future OA Fund programs.

Apply to the Open Access Fund for Student and Early-Career Author

March 11th to April 8th, 2015 or when funds are depleted.

Introduction

The Health Sciences Library is now accepting applications for its Open Access Fund for students and early career professionals. The award can be used to pay for the entire cost of the “author/article processing charge” (APC) for fully open access journals (see examples below). This policy for fully OA journals is new with the Spring round. For hybrid journals (see examples below), the award will pay up to $1000.

Open Access journals allow authors to distribute their intellectual property without any restrictions, and usually permit them to retain copyright ownership. Hybrid journals are not open access but allow authors to pay the APC in order to make their article openly accessible.  In contrast to the traditional journal model in which the author is restricted from distributing her work and the reader has to pay to access it (via subscriptions), in the OA model the author pays to publish his work and readers have no limitations to access it.

Despite costs to authors, there is growing evidence that many articles published as open access are more widely noticed and downloaded than articles published in subscription-based journals (see for example, Davis 2011).   For more information about the Open Access movement, please see the OA FAQs.

The HSL Open Access Fund or OAF is meant to encourage researchers who have little or no financial support to pay for any type of publication fee.  Generally speaking, these scholars tend to be students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career faculty; these individuals will receive priority therefore for an OAF award.

While the OAF can be used to pay the APC of an open access journal of the author’s choice, in order to avoid fraudulent journals, the library will restrict the range of acceptable journals to those that are known to be legitimate. They include most members of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association  or those known to comply with its Code of Conduct.  Examples of these publishers or journals are: Biomed Central, JMIR Publications,  PeerJ,  PLoS , and others.  All journals will be assessed by the OAF committee for legitimacy and for their requirements.  Ideally, journals should allow the authors to retain copyright to their articles and not merely permit their distribution within limits. 

Examples of publishers who offer fully OA journals:

Examples of publishers who publish either hybrid journals or both hybrid and fully OA journals:

Eligibility:

  • affiliated with AMC
  • early-career author (see Funding Priorities below)
  • publishing in a reputable OA journal
  • article is accepted (and APC has not been paid) or submitted]. NOTE: We cannot consider applications for articles that are still under preparation.
  • no other funding source except personal funds
  • substantive contribution to the article (see ICJME recommendations)

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE:

Funding Priorities are as follows:

  1. Students
  2. Residents, Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Junior Faculty (within 5 years of the start of his/her career)
  3. Other faculty

Rules:

  • The Health Sciences Library will award the entire cost per applicant of a fully open access journal’s author/article processing charge (APC). The award cannot be used to fund other fees such as “submission charges,” “review charges,” or “page charges.”
  • The maximum award per applicant for a hybrid journal is $1000 to be used only for the APC.  The award cannot be used to fund other fees such as “submission charges,” “review charges,” or “page charges.”
    • If the APC is less than $1000, the award amount will equal the APC amount – i.e. your award will also be less than $1000.
    • If the APC is more than $1000, the maximum award is $1000 and the author is responsible for paying the difference to the publisher.
      • Example: If the APC for a hybrid journal is $3,000, the library will pay $1,000 and the author is responsible for the remaining $2,000.
    • Payment details: Awards are paid once the library receives a copy of the publisher’s invoice. We cannot reimburse individuals and cannot issue checks.
    • Applications must be received by the specified date.
      • Applicants who meet all eligibility criteria will be considered on a first-come first-served basis within the application period.
      • Every application will be reviewed by the OAF committee for eligibility.
      • We cannot consider past recipients of the OAF for a new award.

Requirements for Applicants Who are Identified as Award Recipients:

  • Provide an invoice for the APC from the journal publisher
  • Upon publication, submit the article to the Health Sciences Library’s institutional repository, Digital Collections of Colorado with a signed Deposit Agreement (see link to the Agreement near the bottom).  Make sure you have the proper copyright permissions or you own copyright to your article.
  • Complete a short evaluation form which will be emailed later.

Get Started!

1. Check Eligibility (see above)
2. Check Rules (see above)
3. Apply right away: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/open-access  We stop accepting applications on April 8th or earlier when funds are depleted.
4. Award recipients must comply with the Requirements (see above)

Questions?

Please contact: Lilian Hoffecker 303-724-2124 lilian.hoffecker@ucdenver.edu , or Heidi Zuniga 303-724-2134 Heidi.zuniga@ucdenver.edu, or Deirdre Adams-Buckley 303-724-2174 DEIRDRE.ADAMS-BUCKLEY@UCDENVER.EDU

Open Access Fund for Fall 2014 Now Open

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Apply to the Open Access Fund for Student and Early-Career Authors

October 6th to November 7th or when funds are depletedApply here

Introduction

The Health Sciences Library is now accepting applications for its Open Access Fund.  For students and early career professionals the award up to $1000 can be used to pay for the “author processing charge” (APC) that many open access journals require.   These journals allow authors to distribute their intellectual property without any restrictions, and usually permit them to retain copyright ownership.  In contrast to the traditional journal model in which the author is restricted from distributing her work and the reader has to pay to access it (via subscriptions), in the OA model the author pays to publish his work and readers have no limitations to access it.

Despite costs to authors, there is growing evidence that many articles published as open access are more widely noticed and downloaded than articles published in subscription-based journals (see for example, Davis 2011).   For more information about the Open Access movement, please see the OA FAQs.

The HSL Open Access Fund or OAF is meant to encourage researchers who have little or no financial support to pay for any type of publication fee.  Generally speaking, these scholars tend to be students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career faculty; these individuals will receive priority therefore for an OAF award.

While the OAF can be used to pay the APC of an open access journal of the author’s choice, in order to avoid fraudulent journals, the library will restrict the range of acceptable journals to those that are known to be legitimate. They include most members of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association  or those known to comply with its Code of Conduct.  Examples of these publishers or journals are: Biomed Central, JMIR Publications,  PeerJ,  PLoS , and others.  All journals will be assessed by the OAF committee for legitimacy and for their requirements.  Ideally, journals should allow the authors to retain copyright to their articles and not merely permit their distribution within limits. 

Eligibility:

  • affiliated with AMC
  • early-career author (see Funding Priorities below)
  • publishing in a reputable OA journal
  • article is accepted (and APC has not been paid) or submitted]. NOTE: We cannot consider applications for articles that are still under preparation.
  • no other funding source except personal funds
  • substantive contribution to the article

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE:

Funding Priorities are as follows:

  1. Students
  2. Residents, Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Junior Faculty (within 3 years of the start of his/her career)
  3. Other faculty

Rules:

  • The maximum award per application is $1000 to be used only for the author processing charge (APC).  The award cannot be used to fund other fees such as “submission charges,” “review charges,” or “page charges.”
    • If the APC is less than $1000, the award amount will equal the APC amount – i.e. your award will also be less than $1000
    • If the APC is more than $1000, the maximum award is $1000 and the author is responsible for paying the difference to the publisher.
    • Awards are paid once the library receives a copy of the publisher’s invoice.
    • Applications must be received by the specified date.
      • Applicants who meet all eligibility criteria will be considered on a first-come first-served basis within the application period.
      • Every application will be reviewed by the OAF committee for eligibility.
      • We cannot consider past recipients of the OAF for a new award.

Requirements for Applicants Who are Identified as Award Recipients:

  • Provide an invoice for the APC from the journal publisher
  • Upon publication, submit the article to the Health Sciences Library’s institutional repository, Digital Collections of Colorado with a signed Deposit Agreement (see link to the Agreement near the bottom).  Make sure you have the proper copyright permissions or you own copyright to your article.
  • Complete a short evaluation form which will be emailed later.

Get Started!

1. Check Eligibility (see above)
2. Check Rules (see above)
3. Apply right away: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/open-access.  We stop accepting applications on November 7th or earlier when funds are depleted.
4. Award recipients must comply with the Requirements (see above)

Questions?

Please contact: Lilian Hoffecker 303-724-2124 lilian.hoffecker@ucdenver.edu , or Heidi Zuniga 303-724-2134 Heidi.zuniga@ucdenver.edu .

Open Access Fund 2014–Closing date March 31

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REMINDER: Apply to the Open Access Fund for Student and Early-Career Authors

Now to March 31st or earlier when funds are depletedApply here

Introduction

The Health Sciences Library is now accepting applications for its Open Access Fund.  For students and early career professionals the award up to $1000 can be used to pay for the “author processing charge” (APC) that many open access journals require.   These journals allow authors to distribute their intellectual property without any restrictions, and usually permit them to retain copyright ownership.  In contrast to the traditional journal model in which the author is restricted from distributing her work and the reader has to pay to access it (via subscriptions), in the OA model the author pays to publish his work and readers have no limitations to access it.

Despite costs to authors, there is growing evidence that many articles published as open access are more widely noticed and downloaded than articles published in subscription-based journals (see for example, Davis 2011).   For more information about the Open Access movement, please see the OA FAQs.

The HSL Open Access Fund or OAF is meant to encourage researchers who have little or no financial support to pay for any type of publication fee.  Generally speaking, these scholars tend to be students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty; these individuals will receive priority therefore for an OAF award.

While the OAF can be used to pay the APC of an open access journal of the author’s choice, in order to avoid fraudulent journals, the library will restrict the range of acceptable journals to those that are known to be legitimate. They include most members of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association  or those known to comply with its Code of Conduct.  Examples of these publishers or journals are: Biomed Central, JMIR Publications,  PeerJ,  PLoS , and others.  All journals will be assessed by the OAF committee for legitimacy and for their requirements.  Ideally, journals should allow the authors to retain copyright to their articles and not merely permit their distribution within limits. 

Eligibility:

  • affiliated with AMC
  • early-career author (see Funding Priorities below)
  • publishing in a reputable OA journal
  • article is accepted (and APC has not been paid) or submitted]. NOTE: We cannot consider applications for articles that are still under preparation.
  • no other funding source except personal funds
  • substantive contribution to the article

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE:

Funding Priorities are as follows:

  1. Students
  2. Residents, Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Junior Faculty (within 3 years of the start of his/her career)
  3. Other faculty

Rules:

  • The maximum award per application is $1000 to be used only for the author processing charge (APC).  The award cannot be used to fund other fees such as “submission charges,” “review charges,” or “page charges.”
    • If the APC is less than $1000, the award amount will equal the APC amount – i.e. your award will also be less than $1000
    • If the APC is more than $1000, the maximum award is $1000 and the author is responsible for paying the difference to the publisher.
    • Awards are paid once the library receives a copy of the publisher’s invoice.
    • Applications must be received by the specified date.
      • Applicants who meet all eligibility criteria will be considered on a first-come first-served basis within the application period.
      • Every application will be reviewed by the OAF committee for eligibility.
      • We cannot consider past recipients of the OAF for a new award.

Requirements for Applicants Who are Identified as Award Recipients:

  • Provide an invoice for the APC from the journal publisher
  • Upon publication, submit the article to the Health Sciences Library’s institutional repository, Digital Collections of Colorado with a signed Deposit Agreement (see link to the Agreement near the bottom).  Make sure you have the proper copyright permissions or you own copyright to your article.
  • Complete a short evaluation form which will be emailed later.

Get Started!

1. Check Eligibility (see above)
2. Check Rules (see above)
3. Apply right away: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/open-access.  We stop accepting applications on March 31st or earlier when funds are depleted.
4. Award recipients must comply with the Requirements (see above)

Questions?

Please contact: Lilian Hoffecker 303-724-2124 lilian.hoffecker@ucdenver.edu , or Heidi Zuniga 303-724-2134 Heidi.zuniga@ucdenver.edu .

The Health Sciences Library’s Open Access Fund Pilot Program

Current Application Period: Now- April 22 2013

The University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a keen supporter of innovation in the scholarly communication marketplace; our faculty believes that it is essential to support alternatives.  Therefore we are launching a pilot program which is provided as a service to those affiliated with the Anschutz Medical Campus and for authors who do NOT have grant or other financial support for open access publication fees.  As the program is designed to support new publications in Open Access journals, awards will not be granted to articles already published. The pilot program will be assessed after a year to determine whether or not this program is a part of the solution in the volatile and changing world of scholarly communications.

The AMC HSL Open Access Fund Pilot Program is designed to promote an understanding and interest in the Open Access movement http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/public-access/open-access-faq. Many eligible journals can be found at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=20&uiLanguage=en.  A fully Open Access journal is “…free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Peter Suber, Open Access Overview http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm ). PLoS or BMC journal submissions will automatically qualify for the OA Fund.  Other journals will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

In order to apply for Open Access Funding through the HSL, you must be able to answer “yes” to each of the following:

  1. Are you affiliated with the AMC?
  2. Are you applying for funds to help you underwrite article charges related to publishing your scholarly article in an open-access journal?  Note: The OA Fund is available only to applicants who do not have grant funding or financial support and must pay for publication charges out-of-pocket.
  3. Has your article been accepted for publication?

This Pilot Open Access fund is open to any member of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus however funding priorities are as follows:
1. Students
2. Residents, Post-doctoral fellows

3. Any other affiliated persons

Any application that meets the requirements will be considered for funding on a first-come first-served basis within the above categories and evaluated by an Open Access committee composed of library staff.

If you are selected to receive support from the OA Fund you must also, submit your article to the AMC HSL’s Institutional Repository for inclusion, complete a short evaluation and provide a copy of invoice or receipt for paid publication fee.

The maximum dollar amount that the Open Access Fund will reimburse for any single article during the pilot program phase is $1,000, there will also be a maximum of one article per author per calendar year.

To apply, just submit the application via this link: https://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/OAfundform and email (jennifer.hicks@ucdenver.edu) a copy of the letter of acceptance from the journal.

Questions?
Please refer to the  Open Access FAQ’s, or contact, jennifer.hicks@ucdenver.edu, lilian.hoffecker@ucdenver.edu, or rose.turner@ucdenver.edu.

[Jennifer Hicks, Student Assistant]

New Resource to Support NIH Open Access Mandate

NIHPA

 

There is a new resource guide to help you stay in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Compliance with this open access mandate can be confusing, this guide provides information on the various steps of the process from paper submission to publication in PubMed Central.

Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator

 

 

New Online Tool to Track Public Access Compliance

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new tool to track compliance of publications that fall under the NIH Public Access Policy. The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) supports the efforts of grantee organizations to ensure their awards are compliant. This tool provides detailed information about each article and allows institutions to track the status of deposited papers. For information regarding access to the PACM, please visit http://ow.ly/gOgZ9.

Dana Abbey, MLS