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Open access central funds in UK universities

Pinfield, Stephen; Middleton, Christine

Authors

Stephen Pinfield

Christine Middleton



Abstract

This paper reports on the extent to which higher education institutions in the UK have set up central funds and similar institutionally co-ordinated approaches to the payment of open access article-processing charges. It presents data demonstrating that central funds have only been set up by a minority of institutions and that the number of institutions has not changed significantly between
2009 and 2011. It then explores the barriers to the establishment of such funds and discusses recent developments that might lower these barriers. Finally, it provides a case study of the development of the central fund at the University of Nottingham in the UK and considers the sustainability of such an approach.

Citation

Pinfield, S., & Middleton, C. (2012). Open access central funds in UK universities. Learned Publishing, 25(2), 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1087/20120205

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2012
Publication Date Apr 1, 2012
Deposit Date Jun 7, 2012
Publicly Available Date Jun 7, 2012
Journal Learned Publishing
Print ISSN 0953-1513
Electronic ISSN 1741-4857
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 2
Pages 107-117
DOI https://doi.org/10.1087/20120205
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1007684
Publisher URL http://www.alpsp.org/Ebusiness/ResearchPublications/LearnedPublishing.aspx

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0



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