One University Open Access Fund reactivated for second year

Thu, 07/11/2013


Rebecca Smith
KU Libraries

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center.

The “One University” Open Access Publishing Fund supports KU faculty and staff authors who make published research available through the more than 8,000 open access journals. Open access is the policy of making all research authored by university authors available to society at large through an accessible, online database instead of limiting the work to academic journal subscribers. In 2009, KU became the first public university in the United States to institute an open access policy in regard to research published in peer-review journals.

The second year of this pilot program will be supported by $25,000 in funding made available to KU faculty and graduate students at both the Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. Applications are now being accepted, and more information regarding criteria to apply for funding and to complete the request form can be found at the One University webpage.

The One University Open Access Fund is intended to assist those who have not received grant funding. Those applying for grants should budget funding for article processing charges in order to publish the results of their research in an open-access journal.

Questions about the One University fund can be directed here.

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