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This page lists a variety of library services for faculty, such as instruction requests, purchase requests, and individual consultations.

Author fees waived to publish in Oxford journals

Kirkwood is a member of a consortium of Iowa colleges and universities that allows our faculty, staff, and students to publish in an open access or hybrid Oxford University Press (OUP) journal with zero author fees to pay. This is part of OUP's efforts to support equitable access to reading research through bolstering open access publishing models. Here are the details:

  1. Kirkwood authors would go through the usual process of submitting work for inclusion in an OUP journal. See individual journal websites for details on this process.
  2. Eligible journals must be open access or hybrid. Download the complete list of allowed journals here
  3. Right now, the contract with OUP is for 2024-26. It may or may not be extended beyond these dates.
  4. Eligible article types are limited to: a research article, review article, case report or brief report. Articles published in a Supplement are not eligible for these funds. 
  5. Individuals affiliated with Kirkwood may request funding by following these step-by-step directions. You won't be able to request funding until your article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication. 

Any questions about this program may be directed to Kate Cameron at the Library.

Oxford University Press Open Access Agreement

Kirkwood's Library, as a member of a consortium of college and university libraries in Iowa, has partnered with Oxford University Press (OUP) to "support equitable access to reading and publishing research in Oxford journals". This partnership supports access to 375 OUP journals for all our Kirkwood community, with articles dating back to 1996 and all the way up to the most recent issues. To access these journals, see the Oxford entry in our A-Z Databases page

For more information on this partnership, see the OUP Open Access Agreement for Iowa. 

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