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Open Access

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UND Open Access Statement of Support

Open Access Agreements

If you have any questions regarding the Open Access agreements, please feel free to reach out to Brittany Fischer, Scholarly Communications Librarian at CFL. 

Read and Publish Agreements – these agreements allow UND faculty to publish OA at no additional cost. They also allow the authors to keep their copyright. While it’s still going the for-profit publisher route, these agreements minimize or eliminate the financial burden to faculty that arises with Article Processing Charges (APCs). UND currently has four Read and Publish Agreements:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is already in place and will cover all ACM Digital Library articles, including research articles, review articles, and conference or proceedings papers. List of eligible publications here

Cambridge University Press (UP) allows UND authors to publish Open Access without additional cost in any Cambridge UP titles. Researchers can also retroactively change the status of their article to Open Access. List of eligible journals here

Springer Nature covers hybrid open access Springer Nature journals. The agreement includes over 2,000 hybrid journals from Springer, Palgrave, Nature Academic, and ADIS, but would exclude Nature branded journals and BioMedCentral (BMC) journals.

The Company of Biologists allows UND corresponding authors to publish their articles open access with The Company of Biologists at no additional cost to themselves or UND. This agreement is part of UND's license with The Company of Biologists and has been added to the subscription package at no additional cost. The five journals covered are : 

Subscribe to Open (S2O) Agreements – In this type of agreement, academic libraries use their journal subscription funds to support the journal transitioning to open access.

Annual Reviews – converts new volumes to open access once they have determined sufficient funding through subscriptions has been achieved. Their model does not require any author fees. They have seen article usage double or triple after conversion to open access.

Other Agreements Supporting Open Access Publishing

Astronomy & Astrophysics offers a 10% discount on page charges for UND authors.

American Chemical Society - authors publishing their manuscript as open access in an ACS hybrid journal that are affiliated with the University of North Dakota are eligible to receive a $250 affiliation discount. This discount will be automatically applied to the open access order, if applicable. 

UND Scholarly Commons

How visible is your research? Do your peers know where to find it? Are you able to demonstrate that your work is being viewed? You can ensure that it is widely available and easily accessed by depositing your work in the UND Scholarly Commons.

UND Scholarly Commons

UND Scholarly Commons is UND’s open access institutional repository. It is administered by the Chester Fritz Library and provides a unified institutional home for research conducted at UND.

Not sure what you can deposit?

  • UND Scholarly Commons accepts any work of research or archival value conducted by UND faculty, staff, and students. If you have a collection of works (e.g., a dataset of research videos, or a collection of archival photographs) contact Zeineb Yousif (below) to set up a consultation.

What about research I've already published?

  • Most publishers will allow you to deposit a version of your journal articles or book chapters on an institutional repository. E-mail Zeineb Yousif your CV and a signed copy of the Scholarly Commons Permission form (below) and the library will conduct a rights analysis on your CV and add all works that we are legally able to deposit.