Transforming Scholarly Publishing @ Ohio State

Transforming Scholarly Publishing at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression and curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning. Making the research and scholarship of Ohio State’s faculty, staff and students openly available allows us to live our land grant mission – sharing knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation and the world.

The current scholarly publishing model creates barriers for researchers and has become unsustainable. In alignment with the university’s promise of operational excellence and resource stewardship, we are exploring partnerships to transform that model while also ensuring researchers have access to the tools crucial for their work.

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The Ohio State University Libraries and Taylor & Francis Group announced June 10, 2020 that they have entered into a read and publish agreement. This partnership is Ohio State's first read and publish agreement and Taylor & Francis's first such deal in North America. Under this new three-year agreement, Ohio State will have ongoing access to Taylor & Francis's collection of more than 2,300 journals and Open Access publishing costs of articles published by Ohio State corresponding authors in Taylor & Francis journals will be covered. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

"Open access fosters collaboration and propels innovation. This agreement helps ensure that scholarship remains accessible and affordable while supporting research at Ohio State that addresses complex societal issues – the essence of a land grant research university." -- Damon E. Jaggars, Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries at The Ohio State University
  University Libraries is excited to announce that Bryan Carstens, Professor, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, begins a one-year appointment with University Libraries as Faculty Fellow for Transforming the Scholarly Publishing Economy, starting January 2020.
  The Ohio State University Libraries is the newest member of the Dryad Community. Our institutional membership covers the entire university. All data publishing charges, including large file costs, will be waived for research data submissions made by researchers affiliated with The Ohio State University.
  During the OhioLINK Wiley Open Access fund pilot (December 1, 2019 - January 16, 2020), Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Wiley articles and reviews were paid for Ohio State corresponding authors selecting Open Access. Our allocated OhioLINK Wiley Open Access funds were exhausted on January 16, 2020 and the pilot has ended. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and OhioLINK, a library consortium serving 118 libraries and 89 Ohio colleges and universities, announced on June 12, 2019 the signing of a Wiley Open Access Account agreement. A Wiley Open Access Account will enable OhioLINK-affiliated researchers to use a central fund for Article Publication Charges (APC). The partnership reflects both parties' growing commitment to open research and advancing scholarly communications. OhioLINK is the first North American library consortium to centrally fund the creation and dissemination of Open Access research.

"Increasing the global reach of scholarship produced by Ohio State researchers is a strategic priority for the university and its libraries. This initiative with Wiley is a first step in building our understanding of how a consortium like OhioLINK might play a significant role in increasing access to important scholarship by opening content for worldwide use in research, teaching, and learning." -- Damon E. Jaggars, Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University
  In recognition of our shared interests and values, University Libraries endorses the guiding principles of the MIT Framework in support of the advancement of open scholarship and the public good.
  The provosts of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, including The Ohio State University's Provost and Executive Vice President Bruce McPheron, issued a joint statement on June 10, 2019 advocating for a sustainable and open ecosystem of publication.

University Libraries. News. August 27, 2019

Guisela Latorre’s book, Democracy on the Wall: Street Art of the Post-Dictatorship Era in Chile (The Ohio State University Press, 2019), is the first book to be published by an Ohio State faculty member with TOME funding. "The spirit of TOME is to make researched materials available to larger populations. Access to the information is free to anyone and open to everyone," Latorre says. "University Libraries understands the importance of opening up access of materials to a wider and more diverse audience."

Libraries Services in Support of Scholarly Publishing

Libraries Investments in Open Access