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Paying for Open Access Publication Charges

May 1, 2009

Philip Davis writes in the scholarly kitchen about the latest report on paying for open access publication charges. The report lays out the details for establishing and managing institutional publication funds.

The function of publication is not merely to disseminate research results — publication also serves as a way to evaluate faculty for promotion and tenure.  Those who deny a publication fund request must understand the implications of their decision on the career path of the authors.  The time during which a new faculty member must establish a track record in the literature is terrifyingly short.  A denied publication can impact the tenure decision of a junior faculty member.  Even the delay incurred over an appeal should not be taken lightly.

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