New Open Access publishing models at KAUST | University Library
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"KAUST University Library is happy to announce new open access publishing agreements with 3 STEM publishers, in collaboration with KAUST Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). These agreements will allow KAUST corresponding authors to publish their accepted articles open access mode (in the journals of publishers listed below) and made openly available under creative common license, at no cost to the author.
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) : Read and Publish Model coverage 2019-2021
- Cambridge University Press (CUP) : Read and Publish Model coverage 2019-2021
- Institute of Physics (IOP) : Off-set Publishing Model coverage 2019
The first of its kind in the region, these publishing models aim over time to reduce the proportion of pay-walled scholarly articles, as library subscription funding shift to open access publishing. University Library, with the support of OSR, is taking a proactive role of negotiating with other publishers on similar agreements in the coming years, and expecting to be aligned with global open access and open science movements. This new initiative will support KAUST open access policy and supplement KAUST research repository, aimed to increase the impact of KAUST research publications through its availability to the world without locking them behind publisher’s paywalls.