University of Michigan Library

UMP Transitions to Open

Fund to Mission Open Access Monograph Model

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Working with LYRASIS, the University of Michigan Press has been taking steps to develop a publishing program that aligns with our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Since spring 2021, the Press has been transitioning to an open access monograph model termed Fund to Mission.

Fund to Mission demonstrates a return to the origins of the university press movement and moves toward a more open, sustainable infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences. Our goal is to convert at least 75% of U-M Press monographs published annually to open access by the end of 2023, without any author ever having to pay. We are well en route to achieving that goal.

Fund to Mission

A Brief Overview

The Model

The Press aims to convert at least 75% of its monographs to open access by the end of 2023, without any author ever having to pay. UMP is working to build a sustainable model by achieving stable funding for this monograph program from three sources: annual funding from the library community, recurring funds from the U-M Provost, and other funder payments. For more information on the model, mission, our progress, as well as downloadable resources, visit our UMP Ebook Collection website by clicking "Learn More."

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Open Access Books

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Engage with UMP's Open Content

At the University of Michigan Press, open access is one of many ways that we strive to deliver the best scholarship to the broadest possible audience. The Press has published close to 300 open access titles to date. These titles are available to freely read and download on the Fulcrum platform. MARC records for open access books are freely available to download to your library catalog, and we encourage you to do so here:

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