Two New Transformative Agreements To Further Broaden Access to USC Scholarship

eJournals and Databases

The USC Libraries have entered into two new transformative agreements with academic publishers that will broaden access to USC scholarship and realize cost savings for USC authors.

Under the agreements, which cover a total of 1,535 journal titles, Karger Publishers and Wiley will give USC authors the option to make their work freely available to readers under an open access model. In addition, the customary article processing fees that publishers charge for open-access articles will be waived. USC authors should submit under their email addresses for easy confirmation of their eligibility.

The transformative agreement with Karger was the first of its kind negotiated solely by the USC Libraries. The Wiley agreement was negotiated by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). Both build off two previous transformative agreements announced last year with Cambridge University Press and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), which remain in effect. Alyssa G. Resnick, associate dean for technical services and collection development, has spearheaded the libraries' transformative agreement efforts and is responsible for implementing them.

For more information, USC researchers should contact their respective subject librarians.