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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Current Open Access Agreements

The Ohio State University Libraries and Taylor & Francis Group have entered into a read and publish agreement. Under this three-year agreement (2020 through 2022), 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 Taylor & Francis FAQ page.

The Ohio State University Libraries and the Royal Society have entered into a Read and Publish agreement for 2021. This agreement includes Ohio State's access to Royal Society journals, while also supporting Open Access publishing for Ohio State corresponding authors. For more information, please visit our Royal Society FAQ page.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) has reached an agreement with PLOS to provide uncapped, no-fee publishing in two highly selective journals, PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine. The three-year agreement between participating members of BTAA, including The Ohio State University, and PLOS began on January 1, 2021, and ends on December 31, 2023. For more information, please visit our PLOS FAQ page.

Announcements & Recent Communications

  The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) have announced a three-year collective action agreement that provides multi-year support for DOAJ from all fifteen member libraries. DOAJ indexes and promotes quality, peer-reviewed open access journals from around the world, providing a community-driven service to play an essential role in the creation of a sustainable model for the future of scholarly publishing. Affirming our commitment to open scholarship, The Ohio State University Libraries is supporting DOAJ at the Sustaining rate.
  The Ohio State University Libraries is a 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.

University Libraries Services in Support of Scholarly Publishing

University Libraries Investments in Open Access