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Open Access Publishing Options at KAUST: Home

Transforming scholarly communication and research publishing landscape.

KAUST Open Access Publishing Initiative

University Library, with the support of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), is taking steps to align with global open access and open science initiatives. As a result, there are few open access publishing models newly established with below-listed STEM publishers. These agreements will allow KAUST affiliated corresponding authors to publish their accepted articles in open access mode and made openly available under creative commons license, at no cost to the author.

Being the first of its kind institutional programs in the region and world, these publishing models aim over time to reduce the proportion of pay-walled scholarly articles, as library subscription funding shift to open access publishing.  This new initiative will support KAUST open access policy and supplement KAUST research repository, the initiatives aimed to increase the impact of KAUST research publications through its availability to the world without locking them behind publisher’s paywalls.

We have established 9 such models for KAUST, and this guide will provide you sufficient information, as KAUST authors.  [We are in discussion with few other publishers, these will be announced when finalized]

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We are a signatory of the OA2020 initiative and closely monitor the recent trends and discussions about changes in scholarly communication and research publishing ecosystems.

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