Donating to LiveCoMS

Donations to LiveCoMS

We very much appreciate financial donations to LiveCoMS! Donations are made to the CU Foundation of University of Colorado Boulder, the official publisher of the journal, to a fund exclusively for use of LiveCoMS and controlled by the managing editors. The CU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are thus generally tax-deductible for the purposes of U.S. taxes.

Follow the link felow to donate:

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You can also support LiveCoMS by:

  • Contributing to LiveCoMS articles.
  • Expressing your interest in becoming a reviewer (early career or otherwise).
  • Providing feedback on GitHub repositories for published articles to improve later versions of LiveCoMS articles.
  • Citing LiveCoMS articles that you use in your research.
  • Spreading the word about LiveCoMS to your colleagues, mentors, and students.

Financial costs for LiveCoMS

LiveCoMS runs a very lean budget in order to keep costs for contributors low. Managing editors and editorial board members receive no money or reimbursement from LiveCoMS. Our current costs are:

  • $1200/year for journal hosting by Scholastica.
  • $250/year for reviewer services by Scholastica.
  • $504/year for Google Suites hosting of email and collaborative office software

The main sources of income for LiveCoMS are donations and article charges. We in particular appreciate seed funding provided by CU Boulder Libraries, as well as continuing support with management of DOIs and journal metadata. Article charges are $100 for each article upon submission, from which we receive about $80 after charges from Scholastica and processing fees.

If we raise more money through donations than cover our costs, we will work to:

  • Hire web developers and designers to support better .tex templates and improvements to the website.
  • Investigate advertising options to better raise awareness of the journal and its purposes.
  • Hire copy editors to assist in final journal submissions.
  • Waive submission fees in part (based on need) or in whole.
  • Create a buffer against future financial issues.