Open Access Publishing

International Open Access Week (October 21- 27) recently celebrated the principles of open access and honors the movement’s milestone achievement with the issuance of Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Open Access (OA) is an alternative model for publishing peer-reviewed scholarly works for free via the Internet, essentially eliminating access fees for readers and libraries. Since the signing of the Berlin Declaration on November 22, 2003, a growing body of publishers has become more receptive to open access models and now offer many e-journal titles for free despite charging for others.
While the primary goal of open access publishing is to make the results of academic research available to anyone at no cost, OA is largely subsidized by authors and publishers. As part of Open Access Week and mark the anniversary of the Berlin Convention, Taylor & Francis has announced that the company will waive Article Publication Charges for select journals from October 21st to November 20th.
Papers submitted to selected titles during this time period will be able to publish on an Open Access basis free of charge. Click here to view the full list of Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Open journals that will be waiving their fee. Read the full announcement here.
And here are a few more OA resources for your enjoyment:
Guide to Open Access – LibGuide maintained by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory includes links to publishers organizations, articles, public access mandates and legislation as well as economic impact data of association with OA)
Degrees of Disruption – Inside Chronicle of Higher Ed article by Carl Strasheim)
SPARC OA Resources – Portal created and maintained by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)