Open Access Publishing Support Fund
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the scholarly publication process. There are currently more than 3,300 open access journal titles and some of these require that the authors pay a fee once their article is accepted for publication. This business model helps to support the continuous, free, dissemination of an author’s research to an international audience of scientists, researchers, faculty, and other interested parties.
The Libraries will cover a percentage of the cost of author submission fees to support the ability of researchers to publish in established open access peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed journals that have an open access option.
Note: Funds for this support are not available for and have no impact on monies allocated for journal subscriptions.
- Funding support will cover the following percentages of an author’s submission fee:
- Up to 50% for publishing in a fully open access journal (as defined by inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals).
- Up to 30% for publishing in a journal that provides authors with an open access option.
- Reimbursement will not exceed $1,500 per article.
- Reimbursement will not cover the cost of reprints, color illustration fees, page charges, etc.
- Reimbursement will be limited to one award per fiscal year per author.
- Fill out an online application form.
- Application will be reviewed by the Scholarly Communication & Publishing committee and a decision for funding support will be communicated to author.
- Reimbursement will be made once the article has been accepted for publication and the author has been invoiced for the submission fee.
- Authors must provide a copy of the publisher’s invoice to the library.
- Payment will be in the form of a reimbursement through a departmental fund transfer.
For questions or if you wish to discuss other publishing needs, contact Lee Konrad, Director of Technology Services.