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Universities with OA journal funds

Richard Poynder, Gold OA Funds, Open and Shut? June 14, 2009. Excerpt:

I am trying to establish how many research institutions and funders have created Gold Open Access (Gold OA) authors funds, and would be grateful for input from others.

I am aware that the Wellcome Trust announced a scheme for paying OA publication fees for its grantees in 2006. But what other funders have introduced such schemes?

So far as research institutions are concerned, Peter Suber kindly provided me with the following list of those he knows have created Gold OA funds:

  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Delft University of Technology
  • ETH Zurich
  • Griffith University
  • University of Helsinki
  • Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)
  • Lund University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tilburg University
  • Wageningen University and Research Center
  • University of Wisconsin

However, I do not think this list is complete. I understand, for instance, that the University of Oregon has also created a Gold OA fund.

There are also some universities currently considering creating Gold funds including, I am told, both Cornell University and University College London (UCL).

In the light of current discussion on AmSci, it might also be useful to know how many research institutions have both set up a Gold OA fund and introduced a Green self-archiving mandate.

After reviewing the list above Stevan Harnad suggested that only two (ETH Zurich and the University of Helsinki) of the 85 research institutions that have introduced a Green OA mandate have also created Gold funds, although if we add the University of Oregon the figure would be three; and if UCL created a fund it would be four....

But are there any other research institutions or funders with Gold OA funds that are not listed above? Might an equivalent to ROARMAP (which tracks Green mandates) be a useful way of tracking the introduction of Gold funds?

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