Open Access Article Publishing Fund

About this opportunity

Campus:

IU Bloomington

Contact:

Alicia Adelman,ovprgrnt@indiana.edu

Ed Comentale, Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities,ecomenta@indiana.edu

Jamie Wittenberg, Head of Scholarly Communication, IU Libraries,jvwitten@indiana.edu

Deadline:

Open

Award cycle:

Annual

Funding available:

Up to $2000 per academic year

The Open Access Article Publishing Fund is designed to support an alternative means of disseminating the results of academic research, dispensing with cost barriers and use restrictions for readers.

This is a pilot program for three academic years. At that time, the program will be reviewed and an open access set of papers will be written about the effectiveness of the program in order to evaluate its merit for the IU research community.

 

Eligibility

  • IU Bloomington tenured, tenure-eligible, and non-tenure-track faculty, research scientists, research scholars, research center directors, and librarians.
  • Applicants must seek departmental/school/college or grant funding first to be eligible for the program. Where research is funded, applicants will be required to confirm whether the funding has expired, or if journal article processing charges are not an allowable expense.
  • Applicants may be successfully funded by the program only once per academic year.
  • Applicants may apply at any point in the publishing process. Articles accepted for publication up to one year prior to the funding request are eligible.
  • To be eligible, a journal must be a reputable peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Preference will be given to fully open access journals, i.e. the journal provides immediate, unfettered access to all peer-reviewed articles.
  • Reputable open access journals are expected to meet one of the following criteria:
    • listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
    • a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adherence to its Code of Conduct.
    • a publisher that Indiana University Bloomington believes is taking a sustainable and affordable approach to open access publishing. These will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may include publishers such as scholarly societies, non-profit publishers, and publishers with a track record of or demonstrated commitment to responsible open access publishing.
  • To be eligible, a journal must provide immediate, unfettered access to all peer-reviewed articles. In other words, journals with a hybrid open access model (some articles in the journal are open, some are not) or delayed open access model (articles become open after an embargo period) are not eligible.

Funding

  • The program will subsidize 100% of the cost of an article processing charge, up to $2000 per article per author per year.
  • In the case of an article with multiple authors, each author is responsible for a prorated portion of any publishing fees. For example, for an article with three authors that is to appear in a journal with a $3,000 publication fee, each author is responsible for $1,000 of that fee. If two of the authors are from IU, each may enter an application for $1,000.
  • Funds apply to publication and processing fees for open access scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
  • All grants from the fund will be made public.
  • Applicants awarded funds must deposit copies of their articles in the IU Bloomington open access repository managed by the IU Libraries and complete a short assessment survey.

Application requirements

Application components include:

  • Brief explanation of why you are seeking funding to publish your manuscript in an open access journal
  • Name of journal to which article is being submitted
  • Total charges for open access publication and total reimbursement requested. The maximum dollar amount that the fund will reimburse for a single article is $2,000.
  • Applicants must seek departmental/school/college or grant funding first to be eligible for the program. Where research is funded, applicants will be required to confirm whether the funding has expired or if article processing charges are not an allowable expense.