Lyrasis supports a variety of Open Access (OA) initiatives and programs that create inclusive opportunities for diverse institutions to engage with an evolving scholarly communication and publishing landscape. In addition to the support for the programs listed below, Lyrasis regularly communicates with members and content providers to negotiate the best possible terms incorporating OA into licenses where relevant and reasonable for our diverse subscriber communities. Here is a list of both open access and Lyrasis content offers.
Program Partners and Initiatives
Annual Reviews Subscribe-to-Open - Subscribe-to-Open allows institutions to subscribe to Annual Reviews (AR) in the normal fashion and if enough revenue is collected, AR converts selected journals to OA
Demography: A Fully Open Access Journal - a journal re-establishing itself as open access
DOAB/OAPEN Membership - infrastructure service for open access scholarly books
- Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy - a new journal from University of Toronto Press addressing climate change using Subscribe to Open to publish it open access
Knowledge Unlatched - books, journals, and infrastructure across multiple disciplines and publishers
- Lever Press - a native open access press governed by a community of liberal arts institutions that publish peer-reviewed, non-BPC, open access monographs at no cost to authors
- Liverpool University Press Open Planning Subscribe to Open Journals - a program that uses Subscribe to Open to transition journals to open access
Lyrasis United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund - supporting books on topics that address global challenges such as peace, equity, and climate change
- MIT Press Direct to Open - a non-BPC open access model designed to transition the frontlist to open access.
Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP) - a community-driven framework that enables multiple stakeholders to efficiently and strategically evaluate and collectively fund open access.
Open Library of Humanities - a non-APC path for libraries to support humanities-focused OA peer-reviewed journal content
Opening the Future: A collective subscription model that achieves the dual objectives of increasing library collections and supporting OA. Participating publishers include:
- Punctum Books Supporting Library Membership Program - a non-BPC open access independent press that specializes in paradigm-shifting work in the Humanities & Social Sciences
- University of Michigan Press Fund to Mission Open Access Monographs – a non-BPC open access model designed to transition the frontlist to open access.
SCOAP3 - physics journal articles and books
In addition to open access initiatives, LYRASIS serves as the United States (US) community home for three consortial programs designed to lower the barrier of participation for libraries of different sizes, missions, and constituencies to use open research infrastructure best practices: the ORCID US Community, the LYRASIS DataCite US Community (for DOIs), and the IRUS (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) US Community.
Michigan Publishing/University of Michigan
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and Online Library and Publication Platform (OAPEN)
LYRASIS recognizes its members and others in the library community who support and invest in the LYRASIS OA program partners by including them in our list of OA Champions.
Lyrasis provides a number of classes thoughout the year on Open Access. You can register for classes individually via the classes website or subscribe to Lyrasis Learning-- one subscription price for all staff to take all of Lyrasis classes. More information about Lyrasis Learning.
Stay in touch
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