Milner Library has entered into agreements with several scholarly publishers to better support Open Access to their content. The details--and therefore the impact on open scholarship--are different for each agreement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Agreements since 2021:
The library has signed a two-year agreement (ends December 2024) with Annual Reviews, a non-profit science publisher. Since 2017, Annual Reviews has used an Open Access journal funding model called Subscribe to Open, which relies on sufficient library subscriptions to convert gated journals to Open Access volume-by-volume. If the journal maintains subscriptions at a level to sustain its operational costs, the current year’s volume becomes Open Access. ISU corresponding authors can publish in Annual Reviews titles at no cost. The following Annual Reviews are available through Milner's subscription:
Annual Review of Anthropology, Annual Review of Biochemistry, Annual Review of Biophysics, Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, Annual Review of Entomology, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Annual Review of Genetics, Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, Annual Review of Immunology, Annual Review of Medicine, Annual Review of Microbiology, Annual Review of Neuroscience, Annual Review of Nutrition, Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, Annual Review of Physiology, Annual Review of Phytopathology, Annual Review of Plant Biology, Annual Review of Psychology, Annual Review of Public Health, Annual Review of Sociology
This Read and Publish agreement, which is good from January 2021 to December 2023, expanded ISU's full-text access to CUP journals for ISU faculty, staff, and students. Previous access of approximately 80 journals increased to include all 400 titles published through Cambridge Core.
This agreement also allows research published by Illinois State University scholars to be made open access in Cambridge’s open-access and hybrid journals, without having to pay an article processing charge (APC). Normally, the average APC for a journal published by Cambridge University Press would be approximately $3,000 per article. Articles written by ISU corresponding authors that are accepted before December 2023 are eligible for the APC waiver.
When an author’s article is published in a Cambridge open-access journal, they will be asked to assign a Creative Commons license to their work. There is no limit to the number of eligible Cambridge University Press published articles that can be made open access each year.
A three-year deal (ends December 2025) signed with Company of Biologists—a charity and non-profit publisher of scientific journals—increases ISU’s access to their content and allows ISU scholars to make their accepted articles openly available. The deal gives ISU unlimited access to current and archived articles from Company of Biologists’ hybrid subscription journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology, and fully OA journals Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. The deal also allows unlimited waivers of publication fees (which are typically charged by these journals) for ISU scholars that are corresponding authors on accepted articles in any Company of Biologist journal.
As part of a 2021 deal with IGI Global, Milner acquired 30 e-book titles from the multidisciplinary publisher and secured Open Access waivers for three book chapters written by ISU scholars. Milner librarians worked with IGI representatives and the authors to flip their chapters to Open Access at no additional cost. The chapters were also deposited in ISU's institutional repository, ISU ReD, so they can be freely downloaded here or from the publisher's website.
Milner Library has joined over 250 other libraries in 2023 in supporting Direct to Open (D2O), a sustainable approach to funding Open Access monographs. Developed by the MIT Press and launched in early 2021, D2O was designed to help non-profit scholarly presses thrive as well as make recent titles available for the public to read at no cost. If the contribution threshold is not reached, libraries receive access to the titles published during the year they contributed. Milner Library is supporting the complete collection, which means the ISU community has full read access to MIT Press's backlist of around 2,500 digital monographs through June 20, 2024.
Milner has entered into a a one-year agreement (January - December 2024) with Microbiology Society—a learned society, membership organization, and non-profit publisher of academic journals for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. The agreement provides unlimited open access publishing for corresponding ISU scholars. The deal gives ISU unlimited access to current and archived articles from Microbiology Society’s journals--Access Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, and Microbiology--back to 1947, for reading and for text and data mining.
An agreement effective January 2024 - December 2026 provides access to all Sage journals and unlimited Open Access publishing in eligible hybrid Open Access journals for corresponding authors affiliated with Illinois State University.
This agreement gives the ISU community access to Taylor & Francis's Education Collection of scholarly journals, as well as an allotment of Open Access publishing fee waivers for ISU authors, between January 2023 and December 2025.
ISU corresponding authors who have an article accepted in any of Taylor & Francis’s 2,000 Open Select journals (not just education titles) are eligible to publish their research Open Access. A limited number of waivers are available annually to authors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Milner Library will monitor ISU-related publication output with Taylor & Francis and coordinate waiver requests from eligible authors.
Milner Library supports the following Open Access platforms:
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