Open Access Publishing Support Fund

Posted on Sunday, February 26th, 2012 by admin under Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

The University Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development recently created an Open Access Publishing Support Fund in order to support faculty, EPA employees, and graduate students who are becoming increasingly involved in open access publishing.  Currently, there are more than 30,000 open access journals published worldwide, and in lieu of a subscription-based business model, many open access journals require that authors pay an article processing fee.  To reduce barriers to open access publishing and to support faculty, EPA employees, and graduate students who choose open access publishing as the best venue for their work, the University Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development established this pilot project, which is funded at $11,500.

The primary guidelines for the fund are that the author/applicant must be a member of the full-time faculty, a full-time EPA employee, or an enrolled graduate student; the article must be published in a peer-reviewed open-access journal; the article processing fee must have been paid no more than three months prior to submission of the application; reimbursement will not exceed $1,000 per published article; reimbursement will be limited to one award per fiscal-year per author; and authors are expected to exhaust all other grant or contract funding sources available to them before applying for support from the Open Access fund.

Information about the guidelines and the application process, as well as a link to an online application form, can be found at:

http://uncg.libguides.com/c.php?g=83558&p=536536

If you have questions about the fund or process, please contact Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu or at the following:

Beth R. Bernhardt
Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications
University Libraries
University of North Carolina Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-256-1210