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Faculty forum on author-pays publication fees

The Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Committee and the University Libraries will sponsor a faculty forum on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, 10 a.m., in the EUC’s Claxton Room. The featured speaker is Raym Crow, Senior Consultant at the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and his presentation is titled, “Sustainable Open Access, Article Processing Fees & You.”

Charging fees to authors (peer-review charges, per-page fees, charges for photos & images) has long been a common practice for some journals and disciplines. Currently, the most common author-pays fee is the open-access fee, which can be as high as $1,000 to $3,000. As the number of open-access journals grows rapidly and commercial publishers increasingly turn to the author-pays open-access business model, faculty are increasingly confronted with the question of how to pay such fees. Raym Crow will discuss how the author-pays open-access fee has become a significant part of our scholarly communication, presenting perspectives from the differing viewpoints of authors, editors, and publishers. Dr. Terri Shelton will speak briefly about campus support for open-access fees and other author-pays publication fees. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.