Date: 14 January 2011
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: Dean Judith Russell
RE: Open Access Publishing Fund Available for UF Authors
The University of Florida supports open access (OA) to scholarly literature. Open access publications are free-of-charge to readers, digital, web-based and permanently available on the Internet.
There are two ways that you can participate in open access publishing at UF:
-- publishing in an open access journal, and
-- self-archiving in the UF institutional repository, the [log in to unmask]
UF now has an Open Access Publishing Fund (UFOAP) to help UF researchers pay reasonable article-processing fees to cover OA publishing services when funds are not available from other sources. Any UF post-doctoral researcher or student author may request up to $3,000 per year. For publishing fund policies, procedures and application, please visit the Smathers Libraries Open Access webpage located, along with additional OA information, on the Libraries homepage. To date, the UFOAP has supported 21 applications and benefitted 77 UF faculty and students.
The Institutional Repository at the University of Florida -- the IR@UF -- is the digital archive for the intellectual output of the UF community, and includes research articles, theses, dissertations, syllabi, working papers, data sets, educational and historical materials. The repository is a service to promote UF research while also providing information to our broader community. We encourage you to contribute your academic work, research, reports and other materials to the [log in to unmask] This will enable you to share your research and creativity with scholars around the world, to have a permanent archive for preservation and to showcase research at UF. The self-submittal is easy and fast -- just click the "PUBLISH" button to publish your work.
Smathers Libraries has also become a supporter member of BioMed Central, which provides an automatic 15% discount on article processing charges to UF researchers publishing in any of its 100-plus online journals in BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, or PhyMath Central, and SpringerOpen journals as well.
For more information on Open Access, visit the UF Open Access website and/or the Open Access LibGuide. You may also contact Isabel Silver at [log in to unmask] or (352) 273-2524.