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K-State Today

October 19, 2015



Significant funds available to support faculty publishing in open access journals

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

In celebration of International Open Access Week, the sponsors of the Kansas Open Access Publishing Fund, or KOAPF, remind researchers that funding is available to assist with publishing fees from peer-reviewed open access journals. 

The fund is jointly supported by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and K-State Libraries. Up to $3,000 per article is provided to pay publication fees in open-access journals that provide free, immediate, online access to the full text of research articles upon publication without restrictions.

In fiscal year 2014, the fund distributed $60,000 to 44 faculty; in fiscal year 2015 $54,126 was distributed to 35 individuals. For fiscal year 2016, several thousand dollars remain to fund applications that comply with the eligibility criteria. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

K-State faculty members and researchers wishing to apply should visit the KOAPF website

They also are welcome to contact the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at cads@k-state.edu or 785-532-7444.