​What is OACIP?

The LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP) provides a community-driven framework that enables multiple stakeholders - including academic and public libraries, academic departments, institutions, museums, and funding agencies - to evaluate and collectively fund Diamond Open Access (OA) journals. The program is designed to be:

  • Sustainable - Investments in OACIP support costs of labor, infrastructure, contingency, and innovation of each journal.
  • Principle-aligned - The OACIP Criteria Form enables investors to make principled spending decisions and strategically fund programs that align with their missions.

  • Inclusive - OACIP provides a hub for Diamond OA content published by nonprofit, academic-led publishers to sustain bibliodiversity, equity, and inclusion of scholarship.

  • Collaborative - OACIP enables an array of communities to share the costs of funding scholarship 

  • Efficient - OACIP centralizes the administration and funding of individual journals or across the entire OACIP portfolio.

Invest in OACIP Today

Visit the following programs to:

  1. Review the participating journals' criteria responses
  2. Evaluate whether the investment opportunity makes sense for your organization
  3. Commit support

The investment window is open now through December 15, 2023.

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Fully Funded OACIP Programs