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publishing, open access, article processing charge, Web of Science, UWM authors, funding, peer institutions


The University Open Access Publication Fund (UOAP) has been managed by the UWM Libraries since 2012. Its highest level of support, for eighteen articles in the total amount of $20,163, was provided in fiscal year 2019. Overall, since its establishment, the fund has paid $89,031 in support of publishing 104 articles. For comparison of levels of open access initiatives at other universities, we reviewed 15 UWM peer universities and found that only three offer such funds. We analyzed open access publications by UWM authors in Web of Science Core Collection. Our results showed a much higher output of DOAJ Gold articles published by UWM authors compared to a small set of similar articles funded by UOAP. We also looked at the journals without article processing charges and articles without funding sources.

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