VIVA suspends open-access publishing funding program

September 17, 2020

A pilot program that helps faculty defray the cost of publishing in open access journals is suspended due to budgetary constraints. The project is between the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Article processing charges for fully open access Wiley journals are no longer covered by VIVA as of Sept. 17, 2020. Any requests for funding that had been approved are not affected. Faculty or students who were on the verge of submitting a manuscript with the expectation of this article processing funding, should contact Hillary Miller, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

The pilot program began in January 2020. Faculty and graduate students across the state have made use of the funds to publish in open access journals. VIVA remains committed to broadening the availability of open access publishing for Virginia authors and hopes to return to this in a future year.

The library‚Äôs subscription to Royal Society of Chemistry journals includes a provision covering  article processing charges for up to 18 VCU-authored articles each year of the subscription agreement. Faculty or students who want to publish an open access article in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal, view the full guidelines and author instructions.

While some publishers charge APCs to cover the cost of open access publishing, others allow authors to publish open access without cost. For help identifying and evaluating open access publications, including those without APCs, contact the library liaison or collections librarian for your subject area or the Scholarly Communications Librarian.

VCU Libraries continues to advance open access through institutional memberships, library collections, consortia, outreach and Scholars Compass. Contact us if you are interested in how VCU Libraries can open up your work to a wider world of readers and increased impact.

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