New Agreement Adds to UGA Libraries' Open Access Publishing Offerings

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This Open Access Week, UGA Libraries proudly announces a new read and publish agreement with a major academic publisher, covering fees for faculty and students whose articles are published open access with the Association for Computing Machinery.

The deal is one of a growing number of transformative agreements for the University of Georgia Libraries that couples patron access to read academic journals with article processing fees required to publish research in an open access publication.

The addition of the Association for Computing Machinery, which publishes more than 50 peer-reviewed journals devoted to the fields of technology, artificial intelligence, and computing, brings the total number of open access publishing opportunities to more than 1,800.

“Open access publishing unlocks knowledge, and allows researchers to share their work with scholars around the globe,” said Camila Livio, scholarly communications librarian for UGA Libraries.

In addition to open access publishing agreements, UGA Libraries offers its own freely available institutional repository known as ScholarWorks UGA, which collects and provides access to unique scholarly and creative work produced by UGA faculty and students. The Libraries also publish electronic theses and dissertations and provide support for faculty creating open educational resources for their classes.

For information about open access at UGA Libraries, visit our Scholarly Publishing and Communication Guide