CSUSB author-researchers can benefit from Open Access publishing agreements with scholarly publishers ACS, Cambridge 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's agreement is with the CSUs, UCs, and SCELC members. Read ACS's news release.
For details about how the request process works, please see this UC-created guide about the payment process.
Cambridge's agreement is with subscribing campuses from the SCELC library consortium.
Elsevier's agreement is with the entire CSU system. Read the announcement from the CSU libraries.
Wiley's agreement is with subscribing campuses from the SCELC library consortium. Read the announcement from SCELC.