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Building a Successful Service: Developing Open Access Funding and Advocacy at University College London

Sharp, C; (2014) Building a Successful Service: Developing Open Access Funding and Advocacy at University College London. The Serials Librarian , 67 (3) 276 - 288. 10.1080/0361526X.2014.954298. Green open access

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Abstract

The UK Research Councils (RCUK) introduced an open access pol- icy, and accompanying funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs), in April 2013. This article describes University College London (UCL)’s experience of managing its institutional, RCUK, and Wellcome Trust open access funds, and highlights its success in exceeding the RCUK target in the first year of the policy. A large institution, processing around 1,770 APCs in 2013–2014, UCL has established a dedicated Open Access Funding Team. As well as advising authors on funders’ and publishers’ requirements, man- aging payments, and liaising with publishers, the Team delivers a comprehensive open access advocacy programme throughout the institution. Researchers who have used the Team’s services show astonishing levels of enthusiasm for open access, and for UCL’s approach to supporting them.

Type: Article
Title: Building a Successful Service: Developing Open Access Funding and Advocacy at University College London
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2014.954298
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2014.954298
Additional information: Published with license by Taylor & Francis© Catherine Sharp. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
Keywords: Open acces, funding, advocacy, RCUK, APC, Finch, HEFCE, Gold, Green
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Research
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Research > Library Services
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1466261
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