3 University Library’s Commitment to Open Access Scholarly Publishing
The University Library’s commitment to open access scholarly publishing is driven by our overall Mission and Vision: To lead the intellectual vitality, knowledge development, and creativity of the Portland State University community and place ourselves at the center of intellectual inquiry at Portland State University. Our areas of focus include developing and supporting relevant collections and resources, promoting and leveraging ongoing initiatives, and identifying and implementing services to support our communities. The PSU Library’s General Collection Values highlight our dedication to advancing excellence in teaching and research, through our being led by local scholars, user focused, and mission driven. We do this work by reinforcing our commitment to collect and support faculty and student publications, by prioritizing accessibility, racial equity, and inclusion, through supporting content with the least amount of contractual restrictions, and by supporting open access as much as possible which provides ready access to resources for future, current, and past scholars.
Given our mission and values, members of University Library currently support open access initiatives from academic societies, community driven initiatives, small academic presses, and university presses.
Ultimately, in order for there to be a culture change in any organization towards open scholarship and open science, the right attributes need to be in place. At Portland State, our faculty senate policy allows for immediate deposit of an author’s final version prior to publication into our institutional repository, PDXScholar. The University Library is attempting to offer incentives through our APC fund and through agreements that allow for publication with no additional charges to authors. However, we still have a ways to go before there is a culture of open access practice at Portland State and we make it as easy and readily possible for authors to publish scholarship openly.
Below is a visual presentation we’ve adopted from librarians at Utrecht University depicting the choices available to Portland State University authors regarding open access publishing.
|type||self publishing using web standards||preprint||APC-based full OA journals (gold)||non-APC-based full OA journals (diamond)||APC-based hybrid journals (gold)||self archiving (green)|
|journal level||not applicable||not applicable||gold||diamond||hybrid||not applicable|
|where?||web: http URI||preprint archives||~5K APC-based open access journals||~11K diamond open access journals||almost all subscription journals||institutional or subject repository|
|when?||at any stage||before/around submission to journal||simultaneous with publication||simultaneous with publication||simultaneous with publication||upon acceptance, but often embargo|
|cost for author?||almost zero||none||1-5500 USD||none||~1000-11000 USD||none|
|fulfill funder req.?||mostly not||mostly not||always||always||always, but discussed now||often, but often not if embargoed|
|funding||personal||not applicable||sometimes funder or institutional OA-fund||institutional subscription/membership||sometimes funder / included in big deals||not applicable|
|license/copyright||any, copyright retained||choose CC-license, copyright retained||choose CC-license, often keep copyright||choose CC-license, often keep copyright||often CC in exclusive license for publisher||publisher determined license or no license|