UCR Open Access Fund Pilot Description and Eligibility

UCR Open Access Fund Pilot Description and Eligibility

        Who Can Apply? 

The UC Riverside Library Open Access Fund pilot (UCR-OAF) supports UC Riverside faculty, post-doctoral scholars, researchers and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

Whether grant funds can be used to cover open access charges will vary by funding agency and grant. BioMed Central has compiled a partial list for funders of biomedical research. For other disciplines, check the policies of your granting organization. If in doubt, contact the granting organization. UC Riverside researchers are encouraged to add open access fees or article process charges to their future grant proposals. To apply, fill out this online form and submit to the UCR Library's pilot administrator, Rhonda L. Neugebauer.

       Eligible Charges

Funds are available to pay open access fees and article publication charges for fully open access journals:
     •Fees to publish in journals in which all articles are immediately available open access
     •Articles must be made freely available at the time of initial publication, with no embargo periods.
      (Funds from the pilot are not available to cover color charges, page charges, illustration charges, or submission charges.)

We encourage UC Riverside authors to choose journals published by organizations that are members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association and adhere to its code of conduct.  If you have a question about a journal or publisher, contact the UCR program administrator, Rhonda Neugebauer, Scholarly Communications Officer, 

Funding Caps and Implementation Principles

UCR-OAF subsidizes, in various degrees, fees charged to authors who select open access.

UR-OAF provides UC Riverside authors reimbursement up to $1000 per article for those publishing in fully open access journals (in which all articles are published as open access).   

Articles published in “hybrid open access journals” in which only some articles are open access and a publication fee is usually paid to the publisher do not qualify for these funds. 

There is a cap of one article per author per year.  The person who completes the application form will be considered the applicant for that article.

Applications can be made during the period after acceptance but before publication; already published articles are not eligible for this funding.

Authors who are granted this funding will be reimbursed afterwards; only individuals can be reimbursed, not departments.  

The program will also yield data that will be used to gauge faculty interest in — as well as the budgetary impacts of — these new modes of scholarly communication on the UC Riverside campus.

        To apply, use this online form.

Last modified: 8/27/2014 7:15 PM by R. Neugebauer

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