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In the past year, UC has announced several agreements with major publishers of scholarly journals, including Elsevier and Springer Nature. These agreements include provisions for funding to cover the article processing charges (APCs) for open-access publication of articles in those publishers' journals. APCs would otherwise be borne by authors.
Under the agreements, UC campus libraries all contribute to a systemwide fund to cover the APCs.
This message is to clarify that all UC ANR personnel – advisors, specialists, academic coordinators and all staff – are eligible for funding for open-access article processing charges under these agreements.
Here's how the process works: After acceptance of an article in one of the journals covered by the agreements, the corresponding author will see the default open-access option in the publishing workflow. If the author chooses open access, the systemwide fund will automatically cover the first $1,000 of the APC to the publisher. APCs are typically greater than $1,000. If the author has research funding to cover the remaining APC, those research funds will be used to cover the balance. If the author does not have research funding to cover the remaining open access fee, the systemwide fund will cover the balance.
Here's a link to a comprehensive FAQ about the Elsevier agreement, which takes effect April 1. The agreement also restores and expands online access for UC personnel to Elsevier's paywalled journal content.
The Springer Nature agreement went into effect in January -- here's information on that agreement.
And here's a page with information on all the other similar agreements with journal publishers.
The UC Davis Open Access Publishing site is a good resource for general questions about open access publishing.
I can also help answer your questions. You can reach me at email@example.com.
Director of Publishing
Peirce noted that authors Laurence Costello, Bruce Hagen and Katherine Jones, are UC Cooperative Extension scientists with many years of experience teaching about urban landscapes. They cover the subject from how to grow an oak from an acorn to how an oak-tree silhouette changes as it matures and ages, and from how to select an oak tree to plant to how to recognize signs of impending death.
The writer concluded her column by saying Oaks in the Urban Landscape is the latest in a series of "terrific books issued by UC ANR" that include:
- Pests of the Garden and Small Farm
- Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
- The Home Orchard
The article advised readers to look for the publications in local bookstores or order them form the ANR catalog or by calling (800) 994-8849.
UC's oak publication addresses not only the above ground portion of the trees, but also what is going on in the root zone.
Redding Record Searchlight columnist Laura Christman described her reaction to a stubborn ant problem with hyperbole and maybe a tiny bit of truth in a recent column.
"Get out! I do not care if I have to spray you with a chemical that has the half-life of plutonium and kills all living things within three blocks. I want you GONE!" Christman wrote.
"I did not actually say that," Christmas confessed. "But I thought it. And right about then, the ants left . . . . I know they will be back."
That's why, she said, she was pleased to have the opportunity to review UC ANR's new publication Urban Pest Management of Ants in California. The 72-page book, which details environmentally sound ant control measures, was written for pest control professionals, but is also a helpful reference for homeowners. The publication is available in the ANR Catalog for $20.
After talking to the author, UC Riverside entomology specialist emeritus John Klotz, and reading the book, Christmas reached a common sense conclusion: Controlling ants is not a matter of doing one thing, but several things.
Klotz told Christman that ants can be persistent, but with persistence they can be controlled.
"So I'm not giving up," Christman declared. "I hope to determine just who my ants are and then bring them to their skinny little knees."
A new publication that details urban ant control.