The purpose of this policy is to provide direction for the AAS, those that it funds and its sponsors to make their research and its associated data freely available to others, and to ensure that research resulting from AAS funding is optimized for the benefit of those who produce it — not for its monetization by the publisher — and for the greater advancement of science.
a) General Statement
The intention of the AAS is to ensure that the research it sponsors is made available for others to reproduce, extend, refute, confirm, etc., to ensure maximum impact of the Academy’s investment.
b) Budgetary Provisions
The AAS supports open and unrestricted access to the published output of its funded innovations and research. In doing so, the AAS will provide grant holders with a budget allocation for Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing work Open Access within the following constraints:
o By awarding additional ring-fenced funds for APCs to an institution where the AAS sponsors multiple programmes in the same institution.
o A funded programme, innovator or researcher directly requests additional funding for the purpose of paying APCs. In this case, innovators or researchers seeking APCs must submit a request form for this purpose (request your Programme Manager for this form).
c) AAS Open Research
AAS Open Research for more information.
e) Research Findings from AAS-funded Innovators and Researchers
For further information, please contact The AAS through firstname.lastname@example.org