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open access, university, publication, fund, Web of Science, Gold journals, USA, SPARC, DOAJ


The UWM Open Access Publication Fund has supported 127 articles for the total amount of $109,100 since 2012. For the past three years, the fund assisted 32 corresponding authors affiliated with 18 different departments, to publish open access articles in 31 journals. UWM publications and citations were analyzed in Web of Science. As a general trend, the UWM output has declined, but the portion of all open access publications remained steady at 40%, and grew for Gold journals from 12% to 16%. Based on the current trends depicting the growth of open access use at UWM, campus-wide discussions about support of the “author pays” methods should provide insight for a good strategy. As of January, 2022, there are about 50 institutional open access publication funds in the USA.

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