Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Berkeley Research Impact Initiative

UC Berkeley has announced a new pilot program to subsidize fees charged to authors who select open access or paid access publication. A primary rational is "[t]o provide support to new and emerging publisher options that both enhance the impact of Berkeley authors' research and show promise in helping research institutions create affordable and sustainable models for scholarly communication." The "initiative covers publication charges for open access journals such as PLoS, BioMedCentral, PhysMathCentral, and others (capped at $3000). It covers paid access charges for non-OA journals (capped at $1500 per article)."

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