[MDL] FW: Funding Update: Open Access Community Investment Program

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From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Sharla Lair
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 2:44 PM
To: 'lyroffers at lyralists.lyrasis.org' <lyroffers at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Lyroffers] Funding Update: Open Access Community Investment Program

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Last fall, the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP)<https://bit.ly/LYR_OACIP> announced a new round of funding opportunities to support Open Access (OA) publishing by scholarly journals.

OACIP is a community-driven framework that enables multiple stakeholders - including libraries of all types, academic departments, and funding agencies - to strategically evaluate and collectively fund open access content initiatives through an efficient process.

OACIP doesn't just bring together investment opportunities in one place, it also provides important and consistent information about those opportunities to support informed and principled investment decisions. Participating publishers respond to criteria-based questions about their OA program, and the responses are posted on the OACIP website. Using this approach, OACIP provides tailored match-making between nonprofit scholarly publishers that are seeking financial investments from funders (like libraries) that want to support OA publishing aligning with their mission and values.


Funding Update for Current OACIP Participating Journals

Thank you to the libraries who have already committed to support this year's OACIP Participating Journals! You will find how much each journal has raised, as well as how much more funding is needed below:


  *   Algebraic Combinatorics (ALCO)<https://bit.ly/3EFxZ9J> is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that published its first issue in January 2018. It is a specialty journal in the burgeoning field of algebraic combinatorics, spanning across and intricately linking several areas of mathematical research. ALCO was created after the entire editorial board of Springer-Nature's Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics announced their intention to resign. The current journal is owned by mathematicians, dedicated to free dissemination of research, and committed to not charging fees for authors or readers. ALCO seeks to raise a total of $125,000 to cover its next five years of publishing. These funds will be used to cover costs such as copy editing and fair editor compensation.
     *   Funds Already Committed: $12,000/year for five years ($60,000)
     *   Funds Still Needed: $13,000/year for five years ($65,000)


  *   History of Media Studies (HMS)<https://bit.ly/2ZbW9s0> is a new, peer-reviewed, scholar-run open access journal founded to augment understanding of the ways that media have been conceived, investigated, and studied around the world. The journal is published by mediastudies.press, a scholar-led, Diamond OA, nonprofit publisher launched in 2019. HMS seeks to raise a total of $62,500 to support five years of its publishing. Funds will be used to cover professional copy-editing/proofing, software, platform hosting, and other infrastructure.
     *   Funds Already Committed: $4,000/year for five years ($20,000)
     *   Funds Still Needed: $8,500/year for five years ($42,500)


  *   The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC)<https://bit.ly/3AogSGO> is a peer-reviewed open access journal particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and publishing and the resulting role of libraries in both content dissemination and content creation. Publishing since 2012, JLSC became a publication of the Iowa State University (ISU) Digital Press in July 2021. JLSC seeks to raise a total of $90,000 to sustain five years of its publishing. Funds will be used to cover annual costs, including copy editing, layout, accessibility checking, and platform hosting.
     *   Funds Already Committed: $11,250/year for five years ($56,250)
     *   Funds Still Needed: $6,750/year for five years ($33,750)



Pledge Your Support and Invest in OACIP Today

More information about the journals and how you can invest in them can be found on the Open Access Community Investment Program webpage<https://bit.ly/LYR_OACIP>. The investment window is open now through July 31, 2022.

If you have questions or would like to pledge your support for any of the journals, please email oacip at lyrasis.org<mailto:oacip at lyrasis.org>.


Thank you,

Sharla Lair
LYRASIS Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team<https://www.lyrasis.org/about/Pages/content-and-scholarly-communication.aspx>

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