KU's One-University Open Access Fund program is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship. The fund, $50,000 over two years, supports KU authors who publish in open access journals. This is a two-year pilot program, with funding divided evenly between each year.
The Open Access Fund is made possible by contributions from the offices of KU Provost, Dr. Jeffrey Vitter; Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, Dr. Steve Warren; Acting KUMC Executive Vice Chancellor, Dr. Steve Stites; and Dr. Paul Terranova, KUMC Vice Chancellor for Research.
Applications for year one will be accepted beginning in late-October 2012 and will be continually considered as funding remains available.
NOTICE: As of January 22, 2013, the $25,000 established for the first year of the open access fund has been encumbered with articles either having been accepted for publication or articles in the publisher review process. Before submitting a request, please email us inquiring if any funding is available. If articles in the review process do not get accepted, some funding will be made available.
How to apply: Complete the Open Access funding request form
See the Authors Fund Awards Report for a list of previous awardees.
KU, KUMC, and KU Law faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff on the KU main campus in Lawrence and the Medical Center campus in Kansas City are eligible for funding.
Authors requesting funds, as well as the lead, or primary, author (if applicable) of the publication, must be a KU employee or student.
Funding covers costs of article processing fees only (no page or color charges), up to $2000 per article.
Eligible articles must:
Eligible journals must:
The One - University Open Access Fund is a two-year pilot program with a total of $50,000 to be shared across campuses.
Half of this amount, $25,000, will be distributed in Year 1 beginning November, 2012.
Funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Funds may be used to pay article processing charges up to $2000 per article, but not color, page, or image charges.
A requesting author may use the fund once in a one year period. There is no funding rollover.
Requests may be made upon article submission or immediately upon acceptance.
Once a request has been approved, the requesting author may direct the journal to send the invoice to the KU Libraries contact, or you may send a publisher's invoice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles will be considered only if there is no other source of funding available. The fund is a limited resource intended to support open access publishing across the university. We expect researchers to request funding for open access publication from their funding agency if they can do so. For example, the National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will fund open access publications as part of their research grants. If such funds are not available, we welcome your application.
If funds are encumbered for a submitted manuscript that is later not accepted, those funds will then be released back to the fund for disbursement to accepted articles.
Librarians from the KU, KU Law, and KUMC libraries, with oversight provided by Dr. Steven Warren, Dr. Paul Terranova, Dr. Lorraine Haricombe, Dean, KU Libraries, and Dr. Karen Cole, Director, KUMC A. R. Dykes Library, will administer and assess the program.