Open Access Resources

Check out SPARC's Open Access information page

The Dutch government maintains an Open Access information website

Stanford University's 'What is Open Access' page has useful details for authors and researchers. Remember that some pages of their guide might include information specific to their institution. 

Quick Reference

Costs Associated with Publishing Open Access

Most publishers and journals offer authors with accepted publications the option to publish their work under an Open Access model. Publishing Open Access makes the work available to anyone, regardless of whether they have subscription access to the larger journal. In order to make a work available Open Access, publishers ask authors to pay Article Processing Charges. These charges can be expensive and prohibitive to students and faculty seeking to publish under this model. 

The Kipnes library participates in two licensing agreements with publishers that provide waivers to publish Open Access in some of their journals. Learn more below. This guide will be updated if further agreements are added in the future.

Transformative Publishing Agreements

The library consortium of which the Kipnes Library is a member, SCELC, defines transformative agreements as:

"....contracts negotiated between institutions (libraries or consortia) and publishers that gradually transition the business model underlying scholarly journal publishing. These agreements shift funding away from paying to read closed articles toward paying a fair price for open access publishing services."

Currently, students and faculty at Fielding can take advantage of open access fee waivers in many journals published by Wiley and Springer. More details:

  • Springer Publishing Agreement with SCELC -- Term: through 2024. Click on the Springer Publishing Agreement link to visit Springer's website and see more details. You can also view some additional details in the 'Publish Benefits' section of this SCELC guide. Please note that while this includes many Springer titles, it does not include Nature-branded or Scientific American content.
  • Wiley Publishing Agreement Details -- Term: 2024 - 2026. Please refer to the 'Publish Benefits' section for details for authors and journals included. Please note that this agreement was recently renewed and the updated journal list is still pending release. If you have questions about whether a journal is included, please reach out to the library and we can verify. 

If you have any questions about these waivers, please contact Abby Rae, Director of Library Services, to discuss: arae@fielding.edu