Open Access Publishing Support Program


The primary goal of the Open Access Publishing Support Program is to remove financial barriers that prevent researchers from publishing in open access journals.  The Libraries will cover up to $3,000 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.

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Any current GVSU tenure-track, visiting, affiliate and adjunct faculty, staff, and currently registered graduate students apply. 

Funding Limitations

  • Up to a maximum award of $3000.
  •  For articles 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 GVSU, each may separately apply for $1,000.  If both apply, up to $2,000 of the fees will be covered, with $1,000 being applied to each person’s $3,000 annual award limit. Graduate and undergraduate coauthors publishing with faculty do not count toward proration.

Funding Deadlines

Accepted any time during the academic year.

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Types of Publications

Funding is available for newly published (within the past six months), peer reviewed articles in open access or hybrid journals that charge a publication fee associated with the cost making an article freely available. Costs for reprints, color illustration fees, non-open access page charges, administrative charges and other fees are not applicable. 

Articles must be made freely available on the web at the time of initial publication, with no embargo period. 

Eligible journals must be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) or meet the DOAJ’s selection criteria. The Libraries has a selective list of open access and hybrid publisher fees for quick reference.

For more information on Open Access Publishing Support please see University Libraries.

Page last modified August 29, 2017