As of March 10, 2021, the University of California (UC) has a three-year open access agreement with Canadian Science Publishing (CSP). The agreement includes open access publishing of an unlimited number of articles by corresponding authors at the nine participating UC campuses (UCSF is not participating), and provides researchers at those campuses with unlimited reading access to the full portfolio of CSP journals.
This agreement has two goals: (1) to support UC’s mission as a public university and advance the global shift toward sustainable open access publishing by making UC-authored publications open to the world, and (2) to maintain journal affordability. As with UC’s other transformative open access agreements, the UC libraries are providing funding to help cover open access publishing fees for UC authors who publish in CSP’s journals.
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What are the basic terms of the agreement?
This agreement runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 and covers open access publishing in CSP’s hybrid (subscription-based) and open access journals. It covers 9 of the 10 UC campuses (UC San Francisco is not participating). The agreement applies to articles accepted during the term of the agreement: from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023.