OACIP: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society


Engaging Science, Technology, and Society is participating in the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, academic departments, research centers, funding agencies, and other prospective scholarly publishing entities with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial support to sustain diamond open access journals.

New to OACIP?

Learn how to participate in OACIP at the bottom of this page.

About Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society (ESTS) is a peer-reviewed, Diamond Open Access journal of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) in the United States. It is published by the society on an instance of Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems.

The journal is known as a venue for cultivating, evaluating, and sharing cutting-edge research in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine in transnational contexts. ESTS publishes peer reviewed research articles, thematic collections, and a wide variety of short-form writing aimed at engaging both scholarly as well as broader audiences. An ethos of experimentation and engagement with diverse topics and audiences sets the journal apart in the field. They want to extend ESTS’s OA infrastructure, by making it a space for experimentation (through e.g. data sharing, open peer review, and collaborative writing), in order to explore the full potential of OA scholarship.

Through OACIP, ESTS seeks support to enhance its infrastructural contributions to open access publishing and data sharing, and its abilities to editorially support its increasingly diverse community of authors, reviewers, and readers. Incoming contributions will be used to cover approximately half of the journal's annual operating costs, develop an operating reserve, and the costs for administering the OACIP program. This is $40,000 per year.

OACIP Criteria Form Responses

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form that asks for the criteria that libraries and other financial stakeholders require in order to make spending decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.

ESTS’s Funding Goal

Funding Goal: $40,000 annually for four years

Funds committed: $19,600 annually for four years

Funding needed: $20,400 annually for four years

Funding deadline: December 31, 2024

Funding Tiers

Four-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

Organization Type
(Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification
(CRKN Bands)

Recommended Annual Support
(US Dollars)


Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies

Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies



Doctoral Institution
Research Center

Bands 12, 13
Research Center



Baccalaureate / Associate's
Special Focus 4-year
Special Focus 2-Year
Tribal Colleges & Universities

Bands 1-11



Academic Department

Academic Department


Ready to Support OACIP?

Complete the 2023 OACIP Supporter Information Form to express your interest in supporting OACIP.

The Engaging Science, Technology, and Society Funding Community

  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University Department of Science & Technology Studies
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Leiden University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington
  • VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium
  • VU Amsterdam
  • Yale University

The success of OACIP is possible because of the funding community that forms around it. Any organization in the world - be it a library, academic department, research center, museum, or funding agency - is invited to support OACIP. We are grateful for your support and look forward to working with the growing OACIP Community to build something new together!

How to Participate in OACIP

Step 1: Evaluate the OACIP Journals.

Review the OACIP Journals' campaign pages to learn about each journal and read their responses to the OACIP Criteria Form.

Step 2: Consider your organization's capacity for support.

OACIP asks participants to make four-year commitments to fund 2023 OACIP Journals. Participants can pay annually or the full four-year commitment upfront. Levels of support for each journal are recommended based on the type of organization and the amount of the funding goal.

Organizations can support OACIP a variety of ways:

  • Support one or many individual OACIP Journals; or
  • Contribute to the OACIP General Fund
    • Contributions to the OACIP General Fund are not dedicated to any one journal. Instead, these contributions are distributed at the end of the campaign to fill any funding gaps.

Step 3: Complete the OACIP Supporter Information Form

Once you are ready to commit support, complete the 2023 OACIP Supporter Information Form and an OACIP Administrator will be in touch to confirm and finalize your order.


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