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  • Institutional membership
    100 Institutional membership costs are usually tiered according to the size of the institution with smaller institutions paying less than large ones Examples of publishers that offer institutional memberships Bioline International is a not for profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries Bioline s membership program costs 500 per institution per year on an ongoing basis Bioline also seeks additional support and sponsorship from foundations and other organizations whose interests align with Bioline Sponsorship levels and terms are negotiated with the interests of the individual sponsor in mind BioMed Central is one of the larger open access publishers BioMed Central publishes scientific and medical databases review journals and 197 peer reviewed research journals in the fields of biology and medical research community BioMed Central members receive discounts on article processing charges and discounts on other itemes They also provide a list to each member of all relevant research papers published in BioMed Central s Open Access journals by the members affiliated authors See the Case Studies for more details of how this works Hindawi Publishing Corporation is a rapidly growing academic publisher with more than one hundred Open Access journals covering all major areas of science technology and medicine and a book publishing program that spans all scholarly disciplines Hindawi offers institutional memberships to organizations that would like to encourage their authors to publish in any of Hindawi s journals The membership program is based on a flat rate annual payment that covers all accepted articles that have one or more authors from any of Hindawi s member institutes The cost of the membership depends on the research output level of the institute and the historical publishing pattern in Hindawi journals Public Library of Science PLoS is a nonprofit organization

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  • Supporting existing OA journals
    journal These measures ensure that the peer review process is not biased by the promise of income or lack of it The costs of Open Access fees range from about 500 to 3000 250 4000 US depending on the publisher Libraries can set up a fund to pay article processing fees for Open Access journals The fee based model has the advantages of being very transparent and of awakening researchers to the costs of the publishing system As noted by Stephen Pinfield reference below in the subscription based system there is a disconnect between researchers and the economic realities of the market pg 5 With article processing fees authors are aware of publication charges and able to draw comparisons between different journals and publishers Institutional memberships Another way of supporting Open Access journals is through institutional membership programmes Some journals that charge article processing fees offer institutional memberships which then reduce or eliminate the per article fees they charge The fee structures for institutional memberships vary from publisher to publisher but fees are usually tiered based on the size of the institution with smaller institutions paying less than large ones Hybrid journals Some subscription based journals also offer Open Access options to authors This generally involves authors paying an Open Access fee after which the journal will make the article freely available The SHERPA ROMEO site maintains a list of such hybrid publishers paid Open Access options and the associated pricing One of the issues with the hybrid model is that institutions that pay Open Access fees for hybrid journals are also still paying subscription fees for those same journals to the publishers in essence paying twice for the same content A few publishers such as Oxford University Press do offer discounts on their subscription charges in proportion to the

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  • Promoting and cataloguing Open Access Journals
    Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ The Directory is a free service that provides a comprehensive listing of Open Access journals covering all subjects and languages The DOAJ is growing daily and currently lists over 4200 journals The DOAJ is international in scope and lists journals from over 80 different countries and representing about 40 different languages There are a growing number of other services to help improve the visibility of Open Access journals For example the Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB Electronic Journals Library managed by Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg University Library of Regensburg in cooperation with the Universitätsbibliothek der Technischen Universität München University Library of the Technical University of Munich This initiative involves over 400 libraries and research institutions that collect the titles cooperatively and update the bibliographic data jointly in a central database To date the service has indexed over 40 000 journal titles about half of which are Open Access Others include Highwire Press Journals HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries which produces the online versions of high impact peer reviewed journals and other scholarly content HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full text life science articles in the world with 1 832 208 articles available w ithout subscription Journals listed are not all immediately Open Access but they provide Open Access to back issues ABC Chemistry A Directory that lists the fully and partly free journals in chemistry or chemistry related areas Procedural issues in cataloguing Open Access journals Many established Open Access journals already have MARC records available through OCLC However some do not and must be uniquely catalogued Kent State University has been cataloguing Open Access journals since 2003 and has added about 90 of the journals in the DOAJ to their catalogue The procedure they have been using is described in a 2006 article in The Serial Librarian Each title was searched in OCLC for copy and evaluated before it was imported into the local catalog Constant data using the OCLC Connexion client was applied and local edits were added as each record was imported These local edits included adding subject headings a uniform title added entry Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ for the purpose of collocation in the catalog and Persistent URLs PURLs when available Use of PURLs helps to ensure stability of the URLs in the catalog Each title received an individual bibliographic record and purchase order PO In addition a collection level bibliographic record and PO were created Because open access journals are freely available to all Kent State did not add its holdings symbol to the OCLC record For titles that did not have cataloging copy available original records were input and saved into the OCLC database for other libraries to use Hood and Howard Adding Value to the Catalog in an Open Access World 2006 vol 50 3 4 pg 249 The library also reviews DOAJ every 30 days for new titles and conducts regular URL maintenance Some libraries also maintain separate lists for

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  • Paying Open Access Publishing Fees
    pay for article processing fees in Open Access journals The fund is open to all faculty staff graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Calgary and will support article processing fees of any amount However before applying for funding through this programme authors must have exhausted all other options for paying Open Access fees such as using a portion of their research grant The fund will pay the Open Access fees of peer reviewed journals that meet the following eligibility criteria a Journals which are fully Open Access That is all of the content of the entire journal is freely available online immediately after peer review and editing upon payment of the article processing fee Examples of publishers with suites of fully Open Access journals that charge article processing fees include BioMed Central BMC Co Action Publishing Hindawi Publishing Corporation PhysMath Central PMC and Public Library of Science PLoS Fully Open Access journals from publishers who have few such journals are also eligible For example Oxford University Press has Nucleic Acids Research DNA Research and Evidence based Complementary and Alternative Medicine b Journals which are not fully Open Access but which allow individual articles to be made freely available online immediately upon payment of the submission fee These are known as hybrid Open Access journals To be eligible for funding in this category the publisher must plan to make in the next subscription year reductions to the institutional subscription prices based on the number of Open Access articles in those journals To date the only publishers that have done this are Oxford University Press which has reduced subscription fees for the hybrid journals in its Oxford Open program and the American Institute of Physics which has done the same for its Author Select program Other publishers may follow

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  • Setting up an Open Access journal
    review system Usually a group of researchers working in a particular field who feel that there is a need for a new journal will work together as a team to carry out these duties Production is enabled by using special software programs written for this purpose They are free to use and have enabled hundreds of new Open Access journals to be established The most well known of these programs Open Journal Systems is used by over 2000 journals around the world Marketing the journal is a simple task if it is Open Access Would be users will find content via Google and other web search engines so long as your journal website is indexed by these services You should also ensure that the Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ indexes your journal because then academic libraries will enter your journal into their own catalogues and point to it from their websites Some money will need to be found even if it is just to pay for server space to host the journal and more ambitious journal founders may wish to operate on a higher cost basis Revenue can be earned by selling advertising space or subscriptins to the printed version of the journal Arranging for a journal to be printed bound and despatched is not such an expensive process as it once was due to the availability of print on demand technologies that enable low print runs to be produced at low unit cost Many printers will offer this combined with a despatch service There is much more on business models for Open Access journal publishing here If you do not feel confident enough to go it alone there are publishing collectives such as the Open Humanities Press that provide support and an electronic publishing platform for scholars wishing

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  • Researchers
    Access Tracking Project News from the community RSS feed Researchers Articles Topics Open Access what is it and why should we have it Benefits of Open Access for research dissemination Citation impact Managing your research profile Research metrics Researchers in Developing Countries Ways to provide Open Access to your work Open Access Repositories Self Archiving FAQs Open Access Journals Setting up an Open Access journal Publish your book in Open

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  • Business Models (Open Access Publishing)
    Project News from the community Business Models Open Access Publishing Publishers Forthcoming Topics Open Access what is it and why should we have it Benefits of Open Access for research dissemination Citation impact Managing your research profile Research metrics Researchers in Developing Countries Ways to provide Open Access to your work Open Access Repositories Self Archiving FAQs Open Access Journals Setting up an Open Access journal Publish your book in

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  • Publish your book in Open Access
    win a bigger readership than traditional books moreover evidence suggests that the increased visibility of an Open Access books in turn increases its sales For more on Open Access books in general see here So how can you go about getting your book published in Open Access There are three main avenues publish in the conventional way with a traditional publisher who sells your book through bookshops and online booksellers but self archive the book the most practical way is to self archive it in individual chapters in your institutional repository or in a subject based Open Access repository This provides the book with all the increased visibility that Open Access can bring and drives readers to your work Not all publishers permit this practice but a growing number do especially the new breed of university presses Some commercial publishers also permit self archiving of monographs because of the increased visibility it provides and the resulting chance of increased sales Publish with a book publisher that self archives your work for you in a suitable Open Access repository Again university presses are most likely to take this enlightened approach Amsterdam University Press for example rents space on the Amsterdam university

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