Pilot Fund for Open Access Article Publication Charges

Posted on: August 30, 2022

The Libraries and JMU Research and Scholarship have launched a new pilot program to help faculty and staff with the cost of open access article publication charges (a.k.a. article processing charges or APCs). This is great news for JMU researchers in any discipline who want to publish in scholarly, peer-reviewed open access (OA) journals!

Why open access? Open access publishing not only broadens your readership and increases citations to your work, but also empowers you to help change the scholarly publishing ecosystem to a more sustainable and equitable model. 

Additional programs to help with APCs: Not all open access publishing requires APCs. We invest in a variety of models for making the scholarly communications ecosystem more open and equitable. Where fees exist, they may already be eliminated, subsidized, or reduced due to the Libraries’ memberships, subscriptions, and participation in the VIVA consortium. Visit our Scholarly Communications guide to learn about our existing agreements with publishers.

Learn more: Visit our Open Access APC Fund Pilot page for details, including the application process and criteria. 

Contact: Please contact Yasmeen Shorish, Director of Scholarly Communications Strategies, with any questions about publication fees, open access, or this pilot program.

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