Repurposing Subscription Dollars for Open Access Investments: OACIP Pilot Opportunities

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If you are like many libraries, consortia, and academic units, you are interested in supporting open access publishing. You may be looking for ways to repurpose your subscription publishing dollars, but struggling with the administrative burden of evaluating how and where to reinvest precious funds.

In December 2020, we launched the Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP), a community-funded open access publishing project. OACIP’s goal is to help match libraries, consortia, and other prospective scholarly publishing funders with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial investments to sustain or transition to open access publishing of journals or books.

Do you want to get started in evaluating OA investment opportunities? The OACIP pilot phase has launched with crowd-sourced investment opportunities for two journals. We invite you to learn more about OACIP’s criteria-driven funding approach and determine if investing in these two journals is right for you. We are hosting a webinar about the OACIP pilot premised on engaging discussion with the editorial boards and publishers of the participating journals.


Rachael Samberg | Scholarly Communication Officer & Program Director | University of California, Berkeley
Sharla Lair | Senior Strategist, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Initiatives | LYRASIS
Rob Dilworth | Journals Director | Duke University Press
Prof. Victor Reiner | Distinguished McKnight University Professor | University of Minnesota
Prof. Hélène Barcelo | Deputy Director | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

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