The new fund will provide U of C faculty and graduate students with financial support to cover Open Access author fees.
Open Access publishing is a rapidly expanding development in the exchange of research information.
An increasing number of academic journals make research literature openly available via the internet without the restrictions on authors and without the high costs to users imposed by traditional subscription-based publications.
This new publishing model does, however, often require that authors pay fees contributing to the costs of publication. With the establishment of this new fund, researchers at the University of Calgary will have the freedom to exercise their own choice in publishing decisions....
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