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Friday, January 05, 2007

Reimbursing UK universities that pay publication fees for faculty

When UK universities pay publication fees on behalf of faculty who publish in fee-based OA journals, there are two ways in which they can be reimbursed by the Research Councils UK for at least part of the expense.  For details, see Payment of Publication Fees, a December 2006 briefing note from the Research Information Network.

Comment.  This is important.  UK scholars who publish in fee-based OA journals, or who would like to, should make sure their universities understand these reimbursement procedures.  Editors and publishers of fee-based OA journals should also try to spread the word.