Checking in with the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access
KU Leuven has been supporting Green OA through its institutional repository Lirias for many years already. As it is clear, however, that Green OA provides only part of the solution for the crisis in scholarly communication, the university was looking to intensify its efforts to maximize exchange, collaboration and innovation thanks to the dissemination of scholarly results. This led to the establishment of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access in March 2018. This fund initially provided financial support for the production costs of OA monographs published by Leuven University Press as well as for the production costs of articles published in OA journals, on the condition that these journals are published according to the Fair OA model and maintain the highest academic standards. As of 2019, the scope of the fund was broadened to include financial support to non-commercial publishing initiatives and infrastructures in general.
This poster briefly presents the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA and details which articles, books, initiatives and infrastructures are supported during the first two years of operation. It also discusses the future of the fund and how it ties in with the open scholarship roadmap within KU Leuven.
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- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).