Open Access Publishing Fund

We want to increase impact and raise awareness of the world-class research that comes out of the university. Because of our commitment to this cause, we have a dedicated fund of $30,000 to cover author fees for publishing in open access journals.

This pilot program is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Discovery and the University Libraries.

How does it work?

The fund is for UA faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students publishing a peer-reviewed article within an open access journal. (For funding to support book-length manuscripts, see the Provost's Author Support Fund.) The journal must:

Once your article has been accepted for publication, apply online. You cannot have other funding already covering your fees (e.g. grants, contracts, gifts). 

How much is available?

The fund covers author charges up to $3,000 per article (when available). If the article is written with authors from other institutions, funding is prorated to cover UA authors only. We may make an exception if the primary author is from the UA.

How do I apply?

Once your article has been accepted for publication, apply online. A faculty advisory board reviews and determines awards.