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Open Access: Publishing Open Access

An Overview of Our Changing System of Scholarly Communication

Publisher Agreements

The library has negotiated several open access agreements with publishers. 

  • AAAS – Author members of the American Association of Advancement of Science – 15% discount
  • NAR – Nucleic Acid Research – Oxford University - 50% discount   $1900 (non-member price $3800).
  • Wiley OA Journals – 15% discount
  • PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -   $1300 (regular Fee -$1700) for members of the NAS
  • Company of Biologists – No APC
  • Annual Reviews- No APC
  • Elsevier- 10% discount on APC including Gold OA journals


Please contact us if you are considering publishing OA for more information about how we can support you. 

How You Can Help

There are many ways that individuals can support open access:

Fair Use

Fair Use (from U.S. Copyright Office)

University of Michigan (pdf download link): A Graduate Student's Guide to Copyright: Open Access, Fair Use, and Permissions

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