THE PILOT OPEN ACCESS FUND OF $15,000 HAS BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED. THE LIBRARY IS IN THE PROCESS OF ANALYZING THE RESULTS OF THE PILOT AND IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL SOURCES OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING. THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED IF/WHEN ADDITIONAL FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE.
OSU Libraries & Press have instituted a pilot Open Access Fund that provides a means for OSU faculty authors to pay reasonable publishing fees charged by open access journals. It is intended for authors who do not have access to funds for open access publishing fees from other sources. Alongside the University's open access policy, the fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of OSU scholarship and to support faculty and their graduate student coauthors in all disciplines who choose to publish in open access journals that require article processing charges.
A limit of one award per faculty member at a maximum amount of $2,000 per award may be paid from the initial fund.
A total of $15,000 of funding is being provided by OSU Libraries & Press during this pilot phase.
Articles that comply with the eligibility criteria below will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted.
Funding does not imply an endorsement of any journal nor does it imply an assessment of the quality or research value of any article.
Eligibility of authors:
OSU faculty, who must be the sole or lead author, are eligible. We will also accept applications for articles in which an OSU faculty member is a coauthor if the lead author is a currently enrolled OSU graduate student or post doc.
Authors must confirm they lack a grant or other funding source for the Article Processing Charge. Articles whose underlying research was funded by grants that allow funds to be used for Article Processing Charges are not eligible for funding.
Authors agree to deposit a copy of the article into the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository for its long-term preservation and collocation with other author, department, college, and university scholarship.
In the article’s author’s acknowledgements, authors must include the statement: Publication of this article in an open access journal was funded by the Oregon State University Libraries & Press Open Access Fund.
Eligibility of articles:
Articles must have a publication status of "ready for submission," "submitted-for-publication," or "accepted-for-publication.” Funds will not be encumbered for manuscripts that are still being written.
Eligibility of journals:
The journal publisher must be compliant with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association’s Code of Conduct. The Open Access Fund Manager, Michael Boock, will confirm compliance with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association’s Code of Conduct as part of the application review.
No hybrid journals (ones that charge subscriptions and also enable specific articles to be made Open Access via author payment) will be eligible.
If the above criteria are met, the Open Access Fund Application Form can be used to request funds. Requests for publisher payment may be made as soon as an article is accepted and a statement or invoice for publication charges is received. Authors should return the application form and a copy of the statement/invoice for the publication charges from the publisher (if available at the time of publication) to:
Head, Center for Digital Scholarship & Services
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Authors will be notified of the results of their application's review via email.
Michaela Willi Hooper, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for questions about the OA policy, PeerJ and journal publishing