USENIX Members Support Open Access

Open access to scholarly papers continues to be a hot topic, as it should be. Back in April, I wrote about the USENIX open access policy. Since 2008, USENIX papers have been freely available and USENIX authors retain their copyright. Whereas other organizations are moving toward policies that require authors or institutions to pay a fee to make their papers open access, USENIX memberships support open access to USENIX papers and conference videos of paper presentations.

Take advantage of our open access policy now by reading our conference papers or watching our event videos.

In addition to supporting open access to all papers for everyone, USENIX members receive additional perks:

USENIX Individual Member - $125

  • Free subscription to ;login:, the magazine of USENIX, both in print and online. NEW! You can now choose whether you want your subscription in print and online or online only.
  • Discounts on technical sessions registration fees for all USENIX-sponsored and co-sponsored events.
  • Access to the USENIX Jobs Board: Perfect for those who are looking for work or are looking to hire from the talented pool of USENIX members
  • Discounts on industry-related publications such as Linux Journal, ACM Queue, and O’Reilly books
  • The right to vote in USENIX Association elections

LISA SIG Member - $45

  • Access to Sysadmin focused LISA Jobs Board
  • Access the large and growing online library of Short Topics in System Administration books
  • A free book every year: Your choice of any book in print
  • Discount on all Short Topics in System Administration book in print
  • Option to join LISA-discussion list (an electronic mailing list for peer discussion & advice)

Learn more about our member options and benefits at:

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