New Open Access Fund at SFU Library

Kudos to Simon Fraser University & Library for this great news about a new Open Access Fund! Note that there is a link to the full SFU Library Open Access Strategy at the bottom of the page. The SFU Library OA Strategy includes both green and gold, with an institutional repository in place and plans for further development, hosting of more than 200 journals using Open Journal Systems (OJS), and serving as one of partners of the Public Knowledge Project which has developed OJS, Open Conference Systems, with Open Monographs Press coming soon.

Excerpt from the New Open Access Fund announcement:

At its January 2010 meeting, the Senate Library Committee adopted sweeping recommendations that will make SFU one of only three Canadian universities to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing. “We’re going to put our money where our mouth is,” says Bird. OA Journals are scholarly peer-reviewed journals freely available on the web without subscription fees, but they are often supported through Article Processing Charges (APCs) levied to authors. Fees range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per accepted paper. Prominent examples are BioMed Central, Public Library of Science, and Hindawi.

Thanks to Gwen Bird.

This post is part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement series.