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.
Research libraries are increasingly entering into transformative agreements (sometimes called read-and-publish or publish-and-read agreements) with academic publishers allow affiliated authors to publish open access without paying article processing charges (APCs). 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 APCs. 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:
UI Libraries has also negotiated discounts on APCs with certain publishers. Here are the discount agreements we have on file: