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Scholarly Communications

In 2003, ACRL defined scholarly communication as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to to the scholarly community, and preserved."

OA Financial Assistance

William & Mary Libraries have established a fund to assist W&M researchers with article and monograph processing charges associated with open access publishing. Open access funds demonstrate our institution's concrete support for new and innovative research publishing models. The fund is administered through the university's libraries. 

Terms and Conditions 

All William & Mary faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) who are currently enrolled or employed at W&M are eligible. Funds are available to underwrite article processing charges (APCs) for scholarly peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication in open access journals. The publisher must be a member of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) or the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or comply with a similar Code of Conduct. OA journals should be registered in an open access directory such as the Directory of Open Access Journals or Sherpa/Romeo. Support is not available if any of the authors have current funding from agencies that allow allocations for OA fees (e.g. NIH, NSF, Gates Foundation, and the like) that supported the research upon which the article is based. Funding is limited and will be disbursed to authors upon approval and in the order in which they were received. Invoices for funded articles must be received by the Library within 120 days of the award notification. Otherwise, the funds will be returned to W&M Libraries and the author(s) must reapply.  



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