OAK Fund Annual Report: 2018-2019
Institutional Repository Document
The Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Fund at Texas A&M underwrites author publication charges for open access scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. The fund seeks to encourage greater participation in open access publishing so that Texas A&Ms research is free of subscription barriers and we support the adoption of open science practices that can help meet Texas A&Ms vision as a land grant, space-grant and sea-grant institution. Numerous research studies show that OA publishing increases the visibility of publications, thereby increasing visibility, citations and the use of faculty research all of which enhance the reputation of A&M and its faculty. Major outcomes for 2018-2019 include (1) the OAK Fund distributed funds to 256 faculty, staff and graduate students from 13 colleges/research organizations on five campuses, and (2) the OAK Fund supported the publication fees for 75 articles and one book chapter for a total amount of funding distributed of $105,000.