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UC Continues to Support Open Access Resources

As part of UC’s continuing support of Open Access journals and alternatives to traditional publishing practices, UC campuses are now institutional supporting members of the two resources listed below.  The University of California is now an institutional supporting member of arXiv, an open-access database to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.  For more information, see the Support FAQ.

Nucleic Acids Research  Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) publishes the results of leading edge research into physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions. It enables the rapid publication of papers under the following categories: Chemistry and synthetic biology; Computational biology; Gene regulation, chromatin and epigenetics; Genome integrity, repair and replication; Genomics; Molecular biology; Nucleic acid enzymes; RNA and Structural biology. A Survey and Summary section provides a format for brief reviews. The first issue of each year is devoted to biological databases, and an issue in July is devoted to papers describing web-based software resources of value to the biological community.

Oxford University Press and the Editors of Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) launched an Open Access initiative for NAR in 2005. This means that it is no longer necessary to hold a subscription in order to read current NAR content online.  The UC Libraries have an Institutional Membership of NAR.

A 2010 institutional membership provides discounted publication charges (50% discount) for Corresponding authors based at the member institution.  Additionally, institutional memberships help to underwrite the publication charges for author’s from institutions in developing countries.  For more information, see NAR’s Open Access Initiative.