OA journal funds
Revision as of 11:03, 18 April 2012 by Janeriks
This list is part of the Open Access Directory.
- This is a list of funds to support OA journals. The funds may be hosted by universities, research centers, foundations, or government agencies.
- Currently, all the funds listed here are designed to pay publication fees at fee-based OA journals. If funds emerge to support no-fee OA journals, they belong here as well.
- When possible, annotate the funds with their launch dates, end dates (if any), special criteria, funding limits or cost-ceilings, and other notable features.
- If an institution once had a fund which has since expired, please include it with an annotation rather than exclude it.
- Related lists in OAD: OA journal business models.
- Related lists elsewhere: See the SPARC guide to Campus-based Open-access Publishing Funds, which includes a table of funds and their associated features or policies. The table is less inclusive than the list here in OAD (10 funds as of May 24, 2010), but the tabular organization is helpful.
- University of Amsterdam
- Universitat de Barcelona
- University of Calgary
- The Open Access Authors Fund. Launched June 23, 2008. This was the first OA journal fund at a Canadian University.
- Also see the BMC case study on the Calgary fund (undated).
- Also see the SPARC case study on the Calgary fund (undated but September 2009).
- Will pay publication fees only of hybrid OA journals "that reduce subscription fees in response to the take-up of their Open Access programs" (December 2009).
- University of California, Berkeley
- The fund. Launched January 21, 2008. Also see the second announcement, February 27, 2008.
- Page of fees charged by selected fee-based OA journals.
- UC Berkeley is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
- Also see the SPARC case study on the Berkeley fund (undated but September 2009).
- Will pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals, but has a cap on the maximum to be paid of $1500 per article, 4 awards per fiscal year per author (December 2009).
- CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Delft University of Technology
- Duke University
- The fund was announced on October 4, 2010.
- Duke is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
- Funds may only be spent on articles in full (not hybrid) OA journals, journals listed in the DOAJ, and journals published by members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Funds are not available to authors who could use grant money to pay the same publication fees.
- Funds are available to Duke faculty, post-docs, and graduate and professional students.
- Individual authors may not receive more than $3,000/year from the fund. Apart from that, "reimbursement is on a first come, first served basis up until the funding for a given year is exhausted."
- Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
- University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
- The fund.
- Will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals.
- (When was this fund launched?)
- ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
- The fund.
- Will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals using the double-charge model (December 2009).
- Griffith University
- Does the fund have a URL?
- Also see the BMC case study on the Griffith fund (undated).
- Harvard University
- The fund (Harvard Open-Access Publication Equity Fund, or HOPE). Launched on September 15, 2009.
- Harvard is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
- Will only pay fees on articles "for which no alternative funding is available" (e.g. from the author's funding agency).
- Will not pay publication fees at hybrid OA journals (December 2009).
- University of Helsinki
- The institution's OA policy, adopted June 5, 2008, includes a willingness to pay publication fees at fee-based OA journals.
- University of Hohenheim.
- The fund was approved December 10, 2010, with a grant from the DFG's program to support university OA journal funds. The DFG supplies 75% of the fund, and the university 25%.
- The fund does not cover fees at hybrid journals.
- The fund will expire at the end of September 2011.
- Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
- The fund started in 2011, with a grant from the DFG's program to support university OA journal funds. The DFG supplies 75% of the fund, and the university 25%.
- The fund does not cover fees at hybrid journals.
- Lund University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- The fund was announced June 11, 2010.
- Will only pay fees at journals that " Are peer reviewed;  Are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals;  Adhere to the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Code of Conduct;  Make their standard fee schedules publicly accessible; and  Waive their fees in cases of financial hardship."
- Will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals or journals offering only delayed OA. Nor will it pay fees when the author's funding agency is willing to pay the fees instead.
- MIT is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Michigan State University
- An article in the MSU newspaper (January 27, 2011) said that, "The library helps professors and other faculty members pay to publish in these [fee-based OA] journals...." If anyone can find direct info on an OA journal fund at MSU, please add it here.
- University of Michigan
- Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research)
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- University of Nottingham
- Information on the fund is available here. The fund was apparently launched before June 2007.
- Also see Matt Cockerill's article about it in OCLC Systems & Services, vol. 25, no. 1 (2009).
- Also see the BMC case study on the Nottingham fund (undated).
- Policy simply states that the OA fees charged by hybrid journals "can be covered by the use of the University Open Access Publishing Fund", and provides an email address to which enquiries to access the Fund should be directed (December 2009).
- Ontario Genomics Institute
- University of Oregon
- The fund. Launched April 1, 2009.
- From the fund page: "Articles must be made freely available on the web at the time of initial publication (no embargo periods). At this time funding is not available for articles published using an "open choice" option in journals that are primarily subscription based rather than open access....Maximum reimbursement will be $1,000 per article. Maximum reimbursement will be $3,000 per person over the period of this pilot project."
- University of Ottawa
- The fund. Announced December 8, 2009.
- Ottawa is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
- Will pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals only if the journals "make articles available immediately or allow open access self-archiving immediately upon publication (no embargo period imposed)" (December 2009).
- Queensland University of Technology
- Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Riksbank Tercentenary Foundation) (Sweden)
- Simon Fraser University
- The fund was announced in February 2010.
- Will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals. Excerpt from Appendix 1 of the Open Access strategy document dated January 2010: "Although publishers claim to redirect the funds from these APCs to reduce the cost of subscriptions and licenses, there is insufficient evidence that this is actually happening. Eligible journals will be those in the Directory of Open Access Journals, or those whose editorial policies meet the criteria for membership in DOAJ."
- According to an article in Straight.com (March 27, 2010), "SFU faculty, staff, and graduate students can each claim up to $10,000 per fiscal year from the fund to pay for these article processing charges."
- Simon Fraser joined the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE) on October 21, 2010.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Tilburg University
- The fund was apparently launched in August 2008 and set to expire at the end of August 2009.
- University of Tromsø
- The fund was announced February 18, 2011. Article about the fund and its rules.
- Funds APCs in fully Open Access journals (not hybrid journals) for corresponding authors employed by or studying at the University of Tromsø, full- or part-time. No financial limit per article/author/year. Journals must be listed in DOAJ (or eligible for such listing) and must be accredited in the Norwegian funding system for Higher Education and Research institutions.
- University of Utah
- The fund launched in May 2011. The fund accepted applications in May and October 2011, and is considering plans to make the fund permanent.