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Gold Open AccessOpen Access Funding

It is generally assumed that Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publication in an Open Access (OA) journal will be paid by a funding agency or by the author’s institution. For researchers who do not have a grant or other funds available to cover the APCs, the following resources may be helpful to secure funding.

  • The OA Journal Funds is a list of funds that support OA journals, maintained by the OA community at large through the Open Access Directory (OAD). The funds may be hosted by universities, research centers, foundations, or government agencies.
  • Co-Action Publishing is an Open Access scholarly publisher providing a list of universities and institutes with central funds to cover costs for OA publication fees, and of funders willing to pay these fees or that allow researchers to use part of their funds to pay for OA publication.
  • SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication that provides a list of campus-based OA publishing funds in North America.
  • The Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity provides a list of universities that have pledged to support fees for OA publication for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based OA journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds.