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Open Access (OA), Memberships & Publishing Initiatives

This guide is not intended to be comprehensive and only provides a brief summary of available resources for open access, memberships and publishing initiatives. To learn more about open access or about UT Austin specific resources please contact Colleen Lyon, Head of Scholarly Communications.
See her guide here: Open Access at UT Austin.

Open Access Memberships

UT Austin supports a variety of open access memberships, initiatives, and infrastructure with the goal of creating a more sustainable publishing ecosystem. That support sometimes provides direct benefits to our authors like:

  • Discounts on article processing charges (APCs)
  • Fully paid APCs
  • Free OA publishing through a different mechanism

Below is the complete list of the memberships, initiatives, and infrastructure that we currently support. To see a list of the options with direct author benefits, see the OA Support for UT Authors tab.

Open Access Publishing Initiatives

The memberships and initiatives below provide direct benefits to UT authors.

Instructions for UT Austin Cambridge UP Authors

Congratulations on your accepted publication with Cambridge University Press! UT Libraries (UTL) has an agreement with Cambridge University Press that includes unlimited open access (OA) publishing for our faculty and students. Please note that choosing the OA option does NOT cost you anything and does not cause an incremental increase in the cost of UTL’s agreement with Cambridge.

The process isn’t overly obvious, so we want to provide some brief information about what the steps to OA publication look like.

  1. Complete Author Publishing Agreement
    1. Upon acceptance of your article, you will be sent an email and asked to complete an Author Publishing Agreement. Within this form, you will be able to select your Creative Commons license. When you return the form, that will trigger an email from Rightslink-CCC (usually within 48 hours).
  2. Complete the Rightslink process
    1. If you do not already have an account with Rightslink, you’ll need to create one.
    2. You should see an option to seek funding from your institution for OA publication. Choose that option and continue. That will trigger an email to UTL to approve the request. Again, choosing OA does not cost you or UTL any additional money.
  3. Once the approval is complete, you will receive an email confirmation and your article will enter production.

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