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SJSU Library Supports Open Access Publishing

The SJSU Library supports open access publishing for SJSU faculty through read and publish agreements with academic publishers. These agreements allow the library to cover the cost of open access publishing for SJSU faculty.

Opportunities to Publish Open Access


Through a pilot agreement between Elsevier and CSU, SJSU authors are able to publish open access in applicable Elsevier journals at no additional cost to the author. Learn more about the agreement between Elsevier and CSU.

Use Elsevier's journal search tool to find eligible titles.

Cambridge University Press

As part of an agreement reached through the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), SJSU authors can publish open access in Cambridge University Press Journals at no additional cost to the author. 

See which Cambridge journals are part of this agreement.

American Chemical Society

SJSU is one of over 50 California institutions to enter into a read and publish agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS). This agreement allows SJSU authors to publish open access in ACS journals at a discounted rate. Learn more about the agreement with ACS.

IGI Global

SJSU has reached an agreement with IGI Global which will provide open access to a limited number of previously-published articles and book chapters by SJSU authors. Learn more about IGI Global's read and publish initiative.

About Read and Publish Agreements

Read and publish agreements expand traditional subscription agreements between the library and publishers to include support for SJSU authors to publish their work open access. You may also see these agreements referred to as transformative agreements. If we are able to negotiate these types of agreements with more publishers, we will continue to update the list above.

Open Access Funds

At this time, the SJSU Library is not able to offer funding directly to faculty authors to subsidize the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs). 

OA Journals without Article Processing Charges

While the SJSU Library is excited to support faculty publishing open access with Elsevier and other publishers, it is important to note that many open access journals have no article processing charges (APCs) and are free to both authors and readers.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) includes over 12,000 journals with no APCs.

Browse open access journals with no APCs

Conferences and Presentations Hosted at SJSU

These conferences and presentations hosted in the King Library explore the topic of open access and San José State University's place in this movement.

SJSU Task Force on Open Access

In 2008, the Academic Senate created a task force to investigate Open Access at SJSU. This resulted in a report of recommendations to the senate published on March 8, 2010.  The following month, the senate voted to approve a resolution to support open access.