Traditionally, institutions subscribe to journals with a subscription fee so that the institutional members can access journal content that would otherwise be behind a paywall. Open Access (OA) publishing allows anyone to access and re-use the journal content subject to license agreement at no cost. To make an article OA, authors usually need to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the publisher. Under a new publishing model, namely Transformative Open Access Agreement, funds used for subscription are partially allocated for paying the APC on behalf of authors of the institution.
UTA has entered into Transformative OA Agreements with Cambridge University Press (CUP), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SAGE Journals, and SCOAP3. UTA's subscription fee paid to the publishers is partially used to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing articles in OA journals and hybrid journals with an OA option. In other words, all publications from corresponding authors from UTA published in these venues during the periods of our agreements will be made Open Access at the time of publication at no cost to UTA scholars.
Who is eligible? All UTA scholars are eligible to receive this Transformative OA Agreements benefit, provided that
How to apply? Please refer to the publisher section below for the procedures relevant to each publisher.
What journals are included in the pilot? See the list above and specific details below.
Is the APC waived fully or partially? All current agreements waive the APC fee fully.
Is there any quota? There is no quota. UTA scholars can submit as many papers as they want for OA publishing within the agreement period.
Please note that you must use your UTA email address to be routed to the ACM Open program.
The Cambridge University Press (CUP) has published 44 full Gold OA journals and more than 330 hybrid journals that offer an OA option, covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine. The journal list is available at the Cambridge Journals webpage or for downloading, See below. The list is valid at press time, but the publisher may make minor changes without prior notice.
All articles published by the UTA scholars will be deposited in our institutional repository, UTA ResearchCommons.
1. Go to the journal webpage, click on the [Submit your article] button. Log in or create an account if you do not have one yet. Make sure you have used UTA affiliation, address, and email for your account registration.
2. In the Author section, click on the [Begin Submission] button to start a new submission.
3. If the article is accepted for publication, you will receive an acceptance email. If your article is accepted by a hybrid journal with an OA option, please choose the [Gold Open Access] for the preferred access type.
4. After the publishing agreement is signed off, the corresponding author will receive an email from the Publisher's Rightslink system and being requested to pay the APC.
5. Register and log in to the Rightslink, you will see a notification funding options. Check the [Seek Funding from the University of Texas at Arlington] option.
6. Upon receiving your response, the Publisher will check whether the OA article is eligible for APC waiver based on the corresponding author’s institution information. Please ensure you have used the UTA affiliation, address, and email for the manuscript submission.
For further details on the CUP agreement, please click HERE. You can find a recording of the Read & Publish Author Training webinar by the CUP HERE.
UTA is also part of the pilot program called SAGE Subscribe to Open, intent on converting subscription journals to open access. Currently, Annual Reviews is part of this program. Medical Law International and Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights are new for 2023.
Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics converts subscription journals focused on high-energy physics to open access through re-direction of subscription funds. UT Arlington is part of a pilot program for one journal: Physics Letters.
Many thanks to University College Dublin Library, University of Limerick, Glucksman Library, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, who gave me permission to reuse their guides, as the basis for this guide.