Fund to Mission reaches 75% Open Access in 2023! | University of Michigan Press
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"Since Fall 2020, the University of Michigan Press has been collaborating with our parent library and LYRASIS to implement our Fund to Mission open access monograph model. This program facilitates the conversion of an increasing percentage of the Press’s frontlist to open access without requiring inequitable author payments. Thanks to the financial support from the provost, nearly 200 library supporters, author-side funders, and sales of frontlist titles, the program continues to grow and offer top quality scholarship to readers worldwide. This International Open Access Week, we are excited to share that 2023 is the first year we have been able to publish 75% of our monographs Open Access!
These open access monographs are offered as part of the UMP Ebook Collection (UMP EBC), a comprehensive collection of over 1,800 of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. In 2023 we will publish more than 80 scholarly monographs, 75% of which immediately became open access through our Fund to Mission program. This brings our full Open Access (OA) list to over 375 monographs that are free-to-read online! The full OA title list for 2023 can be found below."