Open Access Publishing Support Fund

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The Grand Valley State University Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our faculty and researchers to participate more fully in the open access scholarly publication movement. Open access journals make articles freely available on the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text upon publication.

There are currently more than 9,000 open access academic journal titles. Some of these journals 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.

Program Goals

The primary goal of this 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.

Additional Goals Include:

  • Increased visibility of research performed by GVSU authors.
  • Raising the visibility of open access publishing options among GVSU authors.
  • Increasing the number of GVSU authors publishing in open access publications.
  • Collecting data that can be used to measure the effectiveness and impact of this program.
  • Providing financial support for alternative forms of scholarly publishing.

Note: The University Libraries are not able to process reimbursements for the fund. Successful applicants may submit a publisher's invoice to the Libraries. 

Funds for this support are not available for and have no impact on monies allocated for journal subscriptions.

Page last modified March 25, 2016