I recently interviewed Neil Christensen, director of digital development at the University of California Press, about an open access publishing initiative the UCP team is working on. I wanted to share a link to the interview for anyone interested in learning more.
Christensen, together with digital science publisher Dan Morgan and a team of colleagues at University of California Press, are launching a new kind of OA journal. Like other OA journals, UCP’s will generate publication funding from article processing charges (APCs). Only instead of keeping profit earned from those APCs, UCP’s journal will “pay it forward” by giving editors and reviewers the opportunity to put their earnings towards their supporting institution’s OA initiatives or the article processing charges of future authors’ submissions to the journal.
If you like this article you may also be interested in checking out an interview I did with Jesper Sørensen, editor of OA journal Sociological Science, for the Scholastica blog. Jesper shared some insights into how Sociological Science got started and how they are able to make all of their article decisions in 30 days or less.
Both of these interviews were posted on the Scholastica blog.