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According to the posted eligibility criteria for the OAK Fund Program, the following criteria are expected to be met:

Eligible journals must:

  • Provide free online access to all peer-reviewed articles they publish. Journals with a hybrid open-access model or delayed open-access model are not eligible.
  • Be published by a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) OR by a publisher that adheres to the OASPA Code of Conduct.
  • Have publicly available a standard article fee schedule.
  • Have a policy to waive fees in cases of economic hardship (though some exceptions to this requirement may be allowed).
  • Many, though not all, eligible journals will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Eligible monographs must:

  • Provide free online access to all scholarly monographs or book chapters they publish. Monographs with a hybrid open-access model or delayed open-access model are not eligible.
  • Be published by a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or by a publisher that adheres to the OASPA Code of Conduct.
  • Have publicly available a standard Open Access publishing fee schedule
  • Have a policy to waive fees in cases of economic hardship (though some exceptions to this requirement may be allowed).

 

The Libraries checks the following resources when evaluating whether a given journal meets the criteria:

 

 

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