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UCLA authors can take advantage of an ever-increasing number of open access journals and monograph to make their scholarship freely accessible to researchers and scholars around the world. Several are listed below; UCLA Library subject librarians can also provide discipline-specific suggestions.
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Open Access Journals
There are currently thousands of open access journals, and more are becoming open access every day. The Directory of Open Access Journals is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access peer-reviewed journals. Such journals include:
- Collabra: Psychology, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, and Civic Sociology, all published by UC Press
- PeerJ, publishing primary research and reviews in the biological, environmental, and medical sciences and in computer science. Through the UCLA Library's membership, UCLA authors can publish for free under certain conditions.
- PLoS One, the world's largest multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, and six other journals published by the Public Library of Science
- Open access journals published by UCLA academic departments and organizations through the UC eScholarship repository
Universities, academic publishers, and national organizations are partnering on new initiatives that offer open access options to authors of scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences. Open monographs broaden access to published scholarship, raise its visibility and impact, and offer features such as multimedia capability. The Directory of Open Access Books is an online directory that indexes and prvides access to these high quality, open access monographs.
Luminos, the UC Press’s open access monograph publishing program, adheres to the same high standards for selection, peer review, production, and marketing as the traditional publishing program. The UCLA Library covers the title publication fees for UCLA faculty authors with support from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
Luminos titles by UCLA authors include:
- Afghanistan’s Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban, edited by Nile Green, professor of history and Ibn Khaldun Endowed Chair in World History
- A Vietnamese Moses: Philiphê Bỉnh and the Geographies of Early Modern Catholicism by George E. Dutton, professor of Vietnamese history and director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
- The Eternal Dissident: Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the Radical Imperative to Think and Act, edited by David N. Myers, professor of history and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History
- Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention, edited by Charlene Villasenor Black, professor of Ibero-American art and Chicana/o studies, and Mari-Tere Alvarez, J. Paul Getty Museum (forthcoming in October 2018)
- The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca, edited by Nile Green, professor of history and Ibn Khaldun Endowed Chair in World History (forthcoming in March 2019)
- Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe, edited by Masayuki Tanimoto and R. Bin Wong, distinguished professor of history and director of the UCLA Asia Institute (forthcoming in December 2018)
UCLA faculty authors interesting in publishing a monograph through Luminos should submit a proposal directly to the relevant UC Press editor. Approved proposals will automatically receive funding from the UCLA Library to cover the title publication fee.
TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem)
This nationwide initiative of university presses, together with the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses, also publishes peer-reviewed and professionally edited open access monographs. The UCLA Library covers the title publication fees for UCLA faculty authors with support from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
TOME titles by UCLA authors include:
- Making Light: Haydn, Musical Camp, and the Long Shadow of German Idealism by Raymond Knapp, musicology professor, academic associate dean at the Herb Alpert School of Music, and director of the Center for Musical Humanities
- Ranciere’s Sentiments by Davide Panagia, professor of political science
- Empire's Labor by Adam Moore (forthcoming from Cornell University Press)
UCLA faculty authors interesting in publishing a monograph through TOME should submit a proposal directly to the one of the participating presses. Once the proposal has been accepted by the press, contact the UCLA Library to complete the paperwork that triggers funding to cover the title publication fee.