Provost's Open Access Fund - Recipients and Next Round

Category: Announcement

September 24, 2012
All Faculty
Mary Y. Lee

On behalf of the Office of the Provost, the University-wide Committee for Teaching and Faculty Development, and the University Library Council's Scholarly Communication Team, we are pleased to congratulate the recipients of the sixth round of funding under the Provost's Open Access Fund for Publication and Digitization, and to announce the next round of this program.

The Open Access Fund for Publication is intended to support faculty to publish in open access journals to extend the reach of Tufts' academic scholarship. These recipients join their fellow faculty in numerous open access efforts in research and education. For more information, please see

The September 2012 recipients of funding for Open Access Publication are:

  • Juliet Fuhrman, School of Arts and Sciences, with Tufts affiliated co-authors, Ronald Heustis, Hong Ng, Kenneth Brand, Meredith Rogers, and Linda Le, "Pharyngeal polysaccharide deacetylases affect development in the nematode C. elegans," PLoS One. 
  • Michael Levin, School of Arts and Sciences, with Tufts affiliated co-authors, Ai-Sun Tseng and Joan M. Lemire, "HDAC activity is required during xenopus tail regeneration," PLoS One. 
  • Mark A Woodin, School of Engineering, with Tufts affiliated co-authors, Bindu Panikka, Doug Brugge, Anne Marie Desmarais, Raymond Hyatt, and David M. Gute, "Occupational Health and Safety Experiences among Self-Identified Immigrant Workers Living or Working in Somerville, MA by Ethnicity, Years in the US, and English Proficiency," Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 

We wish to commend the authors for choosing to publish in a journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. These quality controlled journals provide open access cover-to-cover, without subscription fees.

Applications for the next round of awards under the Open Access Fund are due November 9, 2012 with notification in November 2012. Please see the Scholarly Communication website at Scholarly Communication ( for more information.

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