Open access (OA) has become paramount to advancing the interests of scholars, increasing access to knowledge, and expediting discovery; as a result, many institutions and funders are implementing policies that require their researchers to make reports on research openly accessible.
Transformative Agreements are contracts between publishers and libraries --or institutions-- that advance open access. Some of these agreements are read and publish deals where library subscriptions support article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated authors.
Check the menu on the left (or the list below) to learn more about current library agreements with different academic publishers.
Retroactive Open Access Pilot:
Recent bibliometric snapshots of UR publications --harvested from Web of Science (WOS)-- show that many researchers at UR are already selecting OA options for their publications. UR total publications currently fluctuate between 4,000-5,000 items per year.