Open Access Fund Available for OU Faculty through OU Libraries

In an effort to promote open access on campus and assist faculty who wish to publish in open access publications, University Libraries has funding available for costs often associated with publishing in this arena.

Who Is Eligible?

Any current University of Oklahoma-Norman regular faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member or student author. Preference is given to authors who have not been previously funded.

What is Eligible?

Articles: Article-processing fees for scholarly, peer reviewed articles in true open access journals, listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct. Articles with a hybrid or delayed OA model are not eligible through this fund.* The journal must have a publicly available standard article fee schedule published and should have a policy to waive fees in case of economic hardship.

Books: Processing fees for scholarly, peer-reviewed books published open access. Publishers may be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct.


The fund is to support open access to research articles or books created without grant/gift funding. Articles or books for which other publication funding is available will not be eligible. Authors may receive funding up to $1,500 per fiscal year for publishing and processing fees, including open access pages charges; unused amounts will not roll over to future years. In the case of an article or book with multiple authors, each eligible author may apply for reimbursement for a prorated portion of the eligible fees.

Reimbursement is made after publication and proper documentation of payment of publication fees is received. Documentation must include proof of fee payment, such as a credit card statement or receipt, and a verifiable link to the open access version of the work.

Institutional Repository

Authors agree to retain their copyright and to post a copy of their work in the University’s institutional repository, SHAREOK.

*The Office of the Vice President for Research will consider applications for other subvention needs.

If you have any questions about these funds or Open Access, please contact Karen Rupp-Serrano, OU Libraries’ Director of Collection Management and Scholarly Communication.

Jeremy Hessman

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