Emory University faculty passed the Emory Open Access Policy in 2011; shortly thereafter, the Scholarly Communications Office began sharing faculty scholarship in OpenEmory, which preserves faculty works and makes them freely accessible. Supporters of OA scholarship across Emory (and co-sponsors of OA Week 2021) include: the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry (FCHI), the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), and Emory Libraries.
Bill & Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative at the Fox Center aims both to educate the Emory community about the emerging publication options in humanities scholarship, and to offer subventions that support the publication of digital/open access monographs by Emory faculty as they navigate the shifting terrain of academic publication. Through programs like TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosytem), the initiative builds an infrastructure that supports humanities faculty at a time of technological innovation and changes in the economic model of academic publishing.
Center for Faculty Development and Excellence
CFDE supports Emory faculty authors, including those who wish to publish their works open access. CFDE works with Emory faculty through initiatives like the Public Scholarship Advancement (PSA) fund, a grant program designed to help faculty advance public scholarship-related activities, and the Scholarly Writing and Publishing (SWAP) fund, a grant program designed to help faculty seeking professional editorial support for projects in development across a range of serious scholarly works, including book manuscripts, article manuscripts, grantwriting, and digital scholarship.
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
ECDS develops innovative digital approaches to traditional publishing genres such as books, journals, and scholarly editions, and works with scholars to create new forms of digital publishing such as thematic research collections, interactive narratives, and virtual archives. ECDS also hosts a number of open access journals and develops publishing platforms, including OpenTour Builder (a walking tour application) and Readux (a collaborative group annotation software).
The ECDS research and training center, developed in partnership with the Laney Graduate School, provides students with project and process management experience and digital publishing skills that enhance their professional portfolios.
Open Access Publishing Fund
Emory University’s Open Access Publishing Fund supports Emory authors in publishing in open access (OA) journals and books when no alternative funding is available. The goal of the fund is to foster the exploration of new and innovative publishing models across research communities.
External OA Initiatives
Emory Libraries recently revised and updated its Open Access Collection Development Policy (Word file download), which serves to guide decision making about which open access initiatives to support with Libraries funding or other types of contributions. Here are a few examples of currently supported efforts.
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