Mason researchers have access to a large number of journals published by Wiley, thanks to an on-going contract between Wiley and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). However, given current budget cuts across the state, recently VIVA has had to renegotiate this contract. To maintain this important journal access and yet still reach a viable price point, one component of the earlier contract has been dropped: financial support for authors publishing in fully-open journals.
Fortunately, at Mason we are still able to offer our Open Access Publishing Fund as a way to support Open Access (OA) publishing by university researchers and offset potential publishing costs. To review the eligibility criteria and to apply for funding, please visit our OA Publishing Fund site.
To learn more about the cost of academic journal subscriptions, please visit our Sustainable Collections site.