Open access publishing ensures broader reach, with higher visibility and sharing, for articles in a timely manner without an embargo to readers. More information about open access is available at Copley Library's guide to open access.
For closed articles (i.e. not published open access), the cost of publishing an article is covered by existing subscription fees paid by institutions. As publishers shift to an open model that does not rely on collecting subscription fees, article processing charges (APCs) are levied, ranging from $500 to $5000 per article, to prepare articles for open access publication.
Copley Library actively supports open access publishing and provides University of San Diego-affiliated authors with the following ways to offset the costs of publishing open access:
Yes. While we encourage publishing open under the library's agreements or in Digital USD, many journals offer the option to publish closed or open.
Copley Library currently has several open access publishing agreements. Eligibility requirements are listed by publisher on this page, including:
Yes, the Provost's Office offers up to $500 to reimburse charges for publication fees through the Faculty Research Publications Fund.