Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
Update! As of March 1, 2012 we have fully committed the funds allocated for this pilot program. We are evaluating the potential for continuing the program. We are unable to promise funds for additional submissions. If you requested or received funds, we will contact you to participate in a survey.
The University of Michigan values the greatest possible access and dissemination of scholarly work. Open access (OA) journals provide free electronic access to any user worldwide, maximizing access and thus scholarship.
With the support and endorsement of the Provost's Office, the University of Michigan Library has joined the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE) to promote scholarly publication in OA journals by University of Michigan scholars.
By participating in COPE, the University of Michigan Library has made a two-year commitment to subsidize qualified author's fees when U-M authors publish articles in OA journals. We will periodically evaluate the impact of this effort. For more information, please see our FAQ.
This commitment is made in recognition of the significance of open access journals, the crucial value of scholarly publishers, and in the spirit of seeking new, economically sustainable economic models for scholarly communication.