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Open Access Publication Equity Fund

The University of Denver supports publishing in reputable journals that provide immediate and free worldwide access to their work. The Provost’s Office has provided funding in FY2022 to pilot a centralized, formal and equitable process for securing funds to publish in open access titles that require article page charges (APCs).

A committee of faculty with representation from every school and college will initially serve as the body that will manage the requesting process, and we invite requests from any member of the DU community.

Eligibility requirements

  • Current faculty, staff and students are eligible for up to $3,000 per year per article, until pilot funds are spent
  • Journals must be fully open access and be compliant with the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Code of Conduct  or be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Intended to support open access to research articles where publication fees are not covered by grants or other funding sources
  • Chair, dean or governance body approval is required before the committee approves funding
  • Acceptance of an article by a journal will not be immediately required. Funding for successful proposals will be encumbered for three months while an author prepares a manuscript for submission
  • Authors will be required to submit articles to the Libraries Institutional Repository and attribute support to the university

Request Funding

Open Access Publication Equity Fund Request Form

Use the Open Access Publication Equity Fund Request Form to submit your application. Initial responses will be sent within 3 business days of receiving your request.

If you have any questions related to this fund, contact Jack Maness, Associate Dean, University Libraries.