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The 25 for 25 Campaign: #14 Green Open Access for AIS Journals

Friday, November 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

Did you know?

  • There are more than 100,000 article downloads from the AIS eLibary every month.  This volume has increased 10-fold since 2009.
  • Ten years ago AIS partnered with a digital commons technology firm that manages one of the largest collections of open access articles on the planet. ‘BePress’ helps AIS host the AIS eLibrary.  AIS renewed the agreement with BePress in 2019.
  • AIS never requires copyright releases from authors in conference proceedings. 
  • AIS has a Green Open Access Policy with Journal Articles.  That is, authors can immediately self-archive their articles without an embargo period when publishing in these AIS Journals:  JAIS, CAIS, PAJAIS, THCI, TRR.
  • AIS Members have full article access to the entire AIS eLibrary collection; all journals, conference proceedings, chapter proceedings, etc.  AIS does not piece meal this access on a journal-by-journal basis, nor limit it to abstract only.  

So, how is AIS handling Open Access?

As an independent, self-publishing, member-based association, AIS is years ahead of the for-profit publishing houses with author-friendly policies, Green Open Access and even more Gold Open Access policies to be announced in 2020.  Make no mistake about it, 2020 will be a dynamic year in the open access publishing arena.  Europe's Plan S details will be finalized and formally announced with a tentative effective date of January 1, 2021.  Meanwhile, federal government funding agencies in the US, Europe (and beyond) continue to demand open, unfettered access to the scientific articles resulting from studies that they funded.   AIS is uniquely positioned to respond and embrace the upcoming Open Access changes in scholarly scientific publishing during 2020 and moving forward.  Please look for announcements, enhancements and new features in the AIS eLibrary beginning in the first quarter of 2020. 

More information regarding AIS Green Open Access Policy can be found here (

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