The University Library encourages authors to publish open access when possible. There is not a local fund for book processing charges (BPCs). There are ways to cover the costs or find discounts to make your book open access.
This page answers a set of frequently asked questions by UC faculty about open access book publishing and provides links to resources to help you find an appropriate publisher for your book, as well as some more fundamental information about funding, copyright, academic credit, and peer review.
University of California Press’ Open Access publishing program for books makes the digital edition of scholarly monographs available free of charge to anyone around the world. The University Library is a member at the Courier Level, which brings a 10% discount on the Title Publication Fee for faculty members.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.