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Open Access: OA Publishing Agreements

What is Open Access and why should it matter to you?

Open Access Agreements for CSUSB Authors

CSUSB author-researchers can benefit from Open Access publishing agreements with scholarly publishers ACSCambridge University Press. Elsevier, and Wiley. You may hear these called "Read and Publish" agreements, or "Transformative Agreements."

Most journal content from these publishers is behind paywalls, although authors may pay a fee to subsidize making their article Open Access (so-called "Gold" Open Access). Under the current agreements, CSUSB authors can make their articles Open Access without having to pay the author fee. This fee is often called an APC, or Article Processing Charge. 

ACS (American Chemical Society)

ACS's agreement is with the CSUs, UCs, and SCELC members. Read ACS's news release.

Conditions:

  • The corresponding author of the article must be CSUSB (or other CSU) affiliated.
  • The acceptance date for the article must fall between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2025. 
  • The ACS model is "Multi-Payer." That is, if you have grant funds available to subsidize the open access fee, you can choose to pay from your grant. If you don't have grant funds, you can ask for the open access subsidy available under the CSU agreement.

For details about how the request process works, please see this UC-created guide about the payment process.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge's agreement is with subscribing campuses from the SCELC library consortium. 

Conditions:

Elsevier

Elsevier's agreement is with the entire CSU system. Read the announcement from the CSU libraries

Conditions: 

  • The corresponding author of the article must be CSUSB (or other CSU) affiliated.
  • The acceptance date for the article must fall between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024. 
  • Details at Elsevier’s site.

Wiley

Wiley's agreement is with subscribing campuses from the SCELC library consortium. Read the announcement from SCELC.

Conditions:

  • The corresponding author of the article must be CSUSB-affiliated.
  • The article must be original research or a research review. (In other words: things like book reviews and editorials aren’t covered.)
  • The acceptance date for the article must fall between January 1 and December 31, 2022.
  • Details at SCELC's Wiley "Read and Publish" library guide.