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Scholarly Publishing

This guide provides information about common issues in scholarly communications, including author rights, publishing open access, and depositing your work in a repository.

UI Libraries Commitment to Open Access

University of Iowa Libraries supports models of open access publishing that are equitable for scholars and the general public, both at our institution and around the world. Our Statement of Open Access Support provides more information about the resources and services we provide to make more UI scholarship open access.

OA publishing requires a lot of community-supported infrastructure. This spreadsheet shows the support for global OA infrastructure provided by UI Libraries.

Transformative Agreements

Research libraries are increasingly entering into transformative agreements (sometimes called read-and-publish agreements) with academic publishers to make OA publishing free for authors. Under this model, libraries pay publishers for access to a journal’s full content, as well as the right to make their researchers’ work open access, under a single contract and fee. This allows authors to publish OA without paying for it themselves. If you have any questions about transformative agreements, please contact your liaison librarian or the Scholarly Impact department. 

Here are the transformative agreements that UI has contracted so far:

APC Discounts

UI Libraries has also negotiated discounts on APCs with certain publishers. Here are the discount agreements we have on file:

Other Open Access Agreements