To encourage the University community to publish their research in Open Access platforms, the Office of the Provost and University Libraries have established a fund to pay the processing fees related to open access publishing. The open access publishing model allows free, immediate access to research and allows authors to retain intellectual property rights to their research. To recoup publishing costs, many open access publications charge article processing fees to make the work freely available online.
The fund, administered by University Libraries, will pay publication fees (APCs) up to $3,000 for the open access publication of journal articles or book chapters, and up to $5,000 for monographs. The article or book must be published with an open access publisher that does not charge readers or institutions for access to the publication. When reviewing applications, Libraries’ staff will work to determine the credibility of the publisher by consulting resources including, but not limited to, the following: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), the Open Access Scholarly Publisher's Association (OASPA), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Questions on the process may be directed to Mahrya Burnett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Scholarly Communications Librarian.
Attention applicants: The Open Access Fund has been exhausted for this fiscal year. Please check back after July 1, 2018 for additional information about OA funding.
Processing your application usually takes 1-3 days.
Questions about your application may be directed to Mahrya Burnett.