The Open Access Fund is currently suspended and will remain so through the 2016-2017 academic year. In the event that funding becomes available, an announcement will be made to the University community.
On a positive note, we have memberships with several publishers and receive OA publishing discounts on authors fees. See the OA Publishing Discounts 2017 link at left.
Are there alternative sources of funding? There may be funds available within individual colleges or schools, so contact your department head and Dean to explore these avenues.
The Fund pilot program began in late Fall 2013 and ran through August 2015. In just two years, the FIU Libraries funded 112 FIU authors (both faculty and graduate students). Despite the program’s success, fiscal constraints have led to this suspension.
We will continue to evaluate the viability of the program and seek to work with University partners to continue this effort. Thank you for your interest and support of the program.
Authors: Any FIU Faculty member or doctoral candidate is eligible. Postdoctoral authors are eligible if FIU is their affiliated institution of record on the publication. Authors may request up to $3000 per year to pay for article processing fees. Authors must stipulate that they have no other available funding (e.g. grants or gifts) upon application to this fund. See Alternate Funding Options, below.
Multiple authors: Funding for multi-authored articles will be prorated. Each eligible author can apply for a prorated portion of the article processing fees. Essentially, divide the fee by the number of authors. FIU will pay up to $3000 per article for OA journals or $1500 per article for paid access/hybrid journals (See Journals, below). For example: An article with three authors, two of whom are from FIU, is to appear in an OA journal with a $3000 processing fee. Each FIU author may apply for $1000.
Journals: The Fund covers journal article processing fees charged by approved OA publishers. To identify fees, see individual publisher's sites and/or browse the DOAJ (Directory for Open Access Journals) by Publication charges.
Open Access Journals: Up to $3000 per article is provided to pay publication fees in OA journals that provide free, immediate online access to the full text research articles without restrictions.
Paid Access (hybrid) Journals: Up to $1500 per article is provided to pay for selecting a paid open access option from a traditional publisher that offers a hybrid OA option.
Alternate Funding Options: FIU-OAP funds are intended to support open access to research articles where publication fees are not covered by grants or other funding sources. In order to encourage inclusion of publication fees in future grant applications, articles resulting from awarded grants that allow for budgeting of article processing fees are excluded unless the grant application was submitted prior to the establishment of the FIU-OAP fund, November 1, 2013.
1. Requests for publisher payment may be made as soon as an article is accepted and a statement or invoice for publication charges is received. A link to the application form is available on the right tab. Upon submitting the application, the author must email a copy of the statement/invoice to Stephanie Brenenson (firstname.lastname@example.org). An FIU address should be included on the invoice. NOTE: An application will not be considered without an invoice from the publisher.
2. Upon funding approval, notices will be sent to the submitter; payment will be sent directly to the publisher.
3. Attribution: In the author’s acknowledgements, please include the statement: Publication of this article was funded in part by Florida International University Open Access Publishing Fund.
4. Submission requirement: Applicants receiving funding from FIU-OAP are expected to submit a post-review, final draft pdf of the article to FIU’s institutional repository, FIU Digital Commons, at the time funding notification is received. Contact Jill Krefft (email@example.com) for assistance.
IMPORTANT: Before an application will be approved, the following must be completed.
Methods of payment following application approval:
Submit copies of your OA articles funded through FIU’s Open Access Initiative. Digital Commons serves as an open access archive for your scholarship and ensures permanence and increased discoverability of your research.
Contact Jill Krefft, Institutional Repository Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.