Answered By: Lauren Collister Last Updated: Aug 21, 2017 Views: 30
The ULS has an Open Access Author Fee Fund available to eligible University of Pittsburgh authors. There are some restrictions on use of the fund.
The journal must be:
- A fully Open Access journal -- that is, no hybrid journals, or those that charge a subscription fee but allow authors to opt-in to making their individual article Open Access. For more about hybrid journals, MIT has a good explanation.
- Listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals or be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
- Have a publicly-accessible standard fee schedule.
The author must be:
- A current affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh (faculty, staff, postdoc, or student).
- In a department served by the ULS or the Barco Law Library. (This includes all of the schools and departments at the University of Pittsburgh except the six schools of the Health Sciences.)
Authors are eligible for up to $3000 per fiscal year.
The ULS funds these publications as part of its participation in the Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
For more information on the fund, please visit our Author Fee Fund page.
To make use of the fund, please apply online.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
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