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 to cover author fees for publishing in fully open access journals that meet the criteria outlined below. The fund does not cover fees for publishing in hybrid open access journals (subscription journals that offer open access for an additional fee.)

This program is sponsored by the University Libraries.

How does it work?

The fund is for current UA faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students publishing a peer-reviewed article within a fully open access journal. The journal must:

We may make an exception if the journal meets other criteria and the faculty advisory board verifies its credibility.

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?

Funding is limited and applications are carefully evaluated against stated criteria. The fund covers author charges up to $3,000 per article (when available). If the article is written with authors from other institutions, funding will be prorated to cover UA authors only. 

When will I know if I've been awarded funding?

Applicants will receive a decision within five business days. 

When funds are awarded, we make arrangements to pay the publishers directly. We do not reimburse applicants 

How do I apply?

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

It is expected that articles funded in part or in full from this fund will be deposited in the UA Campus Repository.


Contact us at if you have questions, want to check if a journal is considered open access, or need help applying.