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Open Access in the Social Sciences

Why Open Access (OA): open access literature is free and available to anyone. Researchers anywhere in the world can read the scholarly output that has been made available in an open-access journal. This means that members of the community who do not have access to all the journals subscribed to by UC Berkeley can read the research findings disseminated in an OA journal.

How OA journals support themselves: Rather than charging readers a subscription fee, OA journals often use the "author-pays" model in which they charge authors an article process charge (APC). The UC Berkeley Library offers Berkeley authors reimbursement for their APCs through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII). For more information on BRII and an application for funding, consult the BRII website.

These are two OA Journals which are fully peer-reviewed and online:

  • SAGE Open: publishes original research and review articles in all areas of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Author fees: The UC Berkeley Library has a partnership with SAGE that subsidizes author fees for papers accepted to SAGE Open. Any UC Berkeley author whose paper is accepted in SAGE Open will be able to publish there for free.

  • RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: publishes cross-disciplinary collaborations on issues of interest to academics, policymakers, and the public at large. Author fee: none

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