The UCSF Open Access Publishing Fund helps cover open access publication fees for faculty who do not have grant or other funds available to cover them. It is funded by the UCSF Academic Senate and implemented by the Library.
The goals of this program are to:
Provide grants to faculty and other academic authors to defray open access publishing charges when other funding is not available.
Foster greater dissemination of the work of UCSF scholars.
Encourage author control of copyright by publishing under a CC BY license.
Demonstrate an institutional commitment to open access publishing models.
Provide opportunities for faculty, other scholars, and librarians to engage in discussion about open access publishing models and wider scholarly communication topics.
Support the efforts of UCSF to promote new and transformative open access publishing in lieu of subscription journals, in alignment with the OA2020 Initiative, of which UCSF is a signatory.