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K-State Today

October 23, 2013

Funds available for open access publishing

Submitted by Jenny Oleen

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Are you interested in publishing your next article in an open access journal, but concerned about how to pay the publication fees that may be a part of the process? The K-State Open Access Publishing Fund just might be the answer.

In collaboration with the office of the provost and senior vice president and the office of research and sponsored programs, K-State Libraries provides the K-State Open Access Publishing Fund to help cover the costs of article processing and publishing fees. Started in January, this fund supports the university's goal of making K-State research and scholarly work available globally, freely, openly, and with immediate access on the internet.

From January to September, the K-State Open Access Publishing Fund has disbursed more than half of the amount allocated for awards. So far, 23 grants totaling $31,348 have been awarded to K-State authors to pay article processing fees to qualifying open access journals.

K-State faculty members or researchers may request up to $3,000 per year to pay for reasonable article processing fees in qualified open access journals, or $1,500 to pay for open access publication in typically paid access journals. Awards are limited to one per author per year. Applications complying with the eligibility criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Information on the application process and the online application form are available here. Questions about the K-State Open Access Publishing Fund should be addressed to Jenny Oleen, scholarly communications librarian.