Open Access Publication Fund Annual Report: 2023 - 2024




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The Open Access Publication Fund at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi underwrites author publication charges for open access scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. The fund seeks to encourage greater participation in open access publishing so that Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s research is free of subscription barriers, and we support the adoption of open science practices that can help sustain Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s status as an R2 Doctoral University. Numerous research studies show that OA publishing increases the visibility of publications, thereby increasing visibility, citations, and the use of faculty research all of which enhance the reputation of TAMU-CC and its faculty. Major outcomes for 2023 - 2024: • The Open Access Publication Fund distributed funds for 51 faculty, staff, and graduate students from all 6 colleges as well as the Harte Research Institute for the Gulf of Mexico Studies, the Conrad Blucher Institute, and the Center for Water Supply Studies. • The Open Access Publication Fund supported the publication fees for 25 articles and one book chapter for a total amount of funding distributed of $52,624.69.



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Mary and Jeff Bell Library, TAMU-CC Office of the Provost, TAMU-CC Division of Research and Innovation, TAMU-CC