UC Press has access to central UC funds to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) for Collabra: Psychology and Elementa for UC-affiliated authors which do not otherwise have access to funding through other sources.
Who is covered?
Any author who is affiliated with any UC campus, UC Office of the President, or Lawrence Berkeley Lab can request use of this fund for their paper.
Authors who have access to research funding or a campus or department OA publishing fund should use that funding to cover the APC; UC Press support is reserved for authors for whom those funds are unavailable.
What journals are covered?
What is the discount?
The APC for publication in these journals is fully covered.
How can I apply this discount?
Following acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will receive a request to make payment for the APC. At that time, the corresponding author (whether or not he or she is the author affiliated with UC) should notify UC Press that there is a UC-affiliated author on the paper who would like to use these central UC funds to cover the APC.
What licenses are available?
Creative Commons license CC BY.
For more information about the importance of license selection and Creative Commons in open access publishing, see this NEJM Perspective.
What is the business model behind this arrangement?
UC Press has access to these funds to ensure that a UC author never needs to pay an APC for Collabra: Psychology or Elementa.
Use of this fund has no impact on the license fee that the University of California pays to UC Press for access to subscription journals.