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Research Computing and Data Workshops Series: Foundations of Data Management Workshops

The UCF Libraries presents a Spring 2022 Foundations of Data Management Library Workshop Series starting in February. These workshops are a part of the Research Computing and Data Workshop Series, which is being jointly presented by UCF Library, UCF Graduate and Research IT, and UCF Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC). The UCF Libraries will hold workshops in February and March 2022 remotely via Zoom. Topics include: managing your data and maximizing the impact of your data post-publication. Come join us!

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Open Access Publishing Support for UCF Researchers

Open access provides free access to scholarly research to anyone, anywhere in the world. However, publishing in open access may not be free for authors. That’s because there may be costs associated with publishing.

In some open access journals, if an author wants to publish and make their work openly accessible, they will often have to pay a fee, called an Article Processing Charge (APC). This fee helps off-set publishing and editorial costs that are typically charged as a part of a subscription. Prices for APCs vary and will depend on the publication.

At UCF, there are currently a few different options for APC support for researchers. For more information about these, be sure to visit our guide on open access

APC Funding: College of Graduate Studies is currently offering the following APC support for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Students.

  • Open Access Publishing Fund (Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars): The College of Graduate Studies currently offers annual support up to $1,500/year for Article Processing Charges (APCs) for current and recent (within one year of graduation or employment) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

APC Discounts and Waivers from Read & Publish: The UCF Libraries has several ”Read & Publish” agreements with major publishers that covers the APC for UCF authors.  The Libraries pays a yearly subscription fee bundled with waivers for some or all APCs for articles from UCF authors. See the list of current Read & Publish agreements below.

PublisherResources IncludedResource TypeDiscount Available
American Chemical Society (ACS)

All ACS subscription journals
Hybrid OA journals$250 (in addition to membership discount)
Cambridge University Press
All CUP Journals with an OA option
Full OA journals
Hybrid OA journals





100% (no cost to author)
IGI GlobalAll IGI Global e-CollectionsHybrid OA journals
Book chapters





100% (no cost to author)
Portland PressAll Portland Press subscription journalsFull OA journals
Hybrid OA journals





100% (no cost to author)

For additional information or if you have questions about current Open Access publishing support, please contact Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris

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Finding Open Access Resources Using Primo

Did you know that open access materials, like journal articles, can be found using UCF Libraries’ library system Primo? Sandy Avila, Science Librarian, shows you how to search Primo for OA resources with just a few easy steps.

For more information about locating resources for your research, contact your subject librarian. For more information about open access visit our guide or contact Sarah Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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Open Access Journal Articles Shine in STARS

With over 5.3 million downloads since 2015, STARS helps authors reach a worldwide audience by providing an online home for open access content! STARS, UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship, is the digital institutional repository of content by, for, or about the University of Central Florida. Everyday UCF authors use STARS to manage, share, and increase impact for their full range of scholarship while retaining the rights to their works.

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