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Edward G. Miner Library

Open Access Publishing at URMC: University of Michigan Press

University of Michigan Press


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  • Criteria for participation: University of Michigan Press accepted manuscript.
  • Description: Fund to Mission model: Collective action model built to support the open access publication of up to 75% of digital scholarly books from the University of Michigan Press --monographs and edited volumes (frontlist: ~80 books/year)-- without book processing charges. Participant libraries and consortia also receive perpetual access to the remaining restricted frontlist and term access to the backlist (~2,000 titles). UR participating package includes perpetual access to the University of Michigan Press backlist (2012-2022). 
  • Guidance for authors: For authors and prospective authors
  • Period: 3 years, active; monographs and edited scholarly works are eligible for OA publishing as the model reaches the financial target for the year: 2021 - 20% frontlist published OA (achieved); 2022 - 50% frontlist published OA (achieved); 2023 - 75% frontlist published OA (targeted).