Friday, August 08, 2008

Oxford University Press deposit NIH-funded articles into PMC

Oxford University has announced that OUP will deposit NIH-funded articles into PubMedCentral on behalf of the authors.

Combined with OUP's enlighted open choice options, which provide immediate open access on payment of a fee, with a creative approach to combining these fees with subscription revenue that is a good model for other publishers looking for a means to a smooth transition to open access. In brief, this model involves providing discounts to authors of subscriber institutions, and using monies from open choice fees to offset subscription costs.

Kudos to OUP, and thanks to Kirsty Luff, OUP.