​What is OACIP?

The LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP), in partnership with Transitioning Society Publications to OA (TSPOA), provides a community-driven framework that enables multiple stakeholders (including funders, institutions, libraries, authors, and editors) to efficiently and strategically evaluate and collectively fund open access content initiatives. The program is designed to:

  • Facilitate an experimental incubation space for emerging open access funding and business models;

  • Centralize the administration and funding of open access initiatives or programs at multiple scales and make transparent to the community at large who is participating in each investment community.

  • Provide a funding hub for unique programs, output from smaller publishers, and niche scholarly output to maintain diversity of scholarship.

  • Enable investors to make principled, data-driven spending or reinvestment decisions and strategically fund individual programs or distribute funds to multiple programs that align with their missions all in one place, increasing efficiencies and convenience.

Pledge Support and Invest in OACIP Today

Visit the following programs to review the participating journals' criteria responses, evaluate whether the investment opportunity makes sense for your organization, and commit funds. The investment window is open now through July 2022.

  • Algebraic Combinatorics (ALCO) is a peer-reviewed mathematics journal owned by mathematicians, dedicated to free dissemination of research, and committed to non-APC Open Access publishing, with no fees for authors or readers.

  • History of Media Studies (HMS) is a new, peer-reviewed, scholar-run, diamond OA journal founded to augment understanding of the ways that media have been conceived, investigated, and studied around the world.

  • Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal with no article processing charges. JLSC is particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and publishing and the resulting role of libraries in both content dissemination and content creation. 

​Stay in the Know

  • Follow OACIP on Twitter to keep up with the latest news about OACIP.

  • Visit the LYRASIS Open Access Programs webpage to find other opportunities to invest in open. LYRASIS supports a variety of Open Access (OA) initiatives and programs that create inclusive opportunities for diverse institutions to engage with an evolving scholarly communication and publishing landscape.

  • Subscribe to the LYROpen listserv to stay abreast of news regarding all existing and new OA program partners at LYRASIS as well as updates about emerging and continuing OA developments from around the world.

Fully Funded OACIP Programs