Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016?
Most of these articles required an article processing charge (APC) after peer review and acceptance and most were supported by research grants. Not every author, however, has access to grant funding. This means that sometimes an author finds a reputable OA journal that is a good fit for their article, but (without grant funds) they simply cannot afford the fee.
If you have ever wanted to publish in PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE Open, or in any OA journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), but you did not have a grant to help, you will be glad to know that University Library administers a campus-supported fund to assist authors.
The IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, open access journals. Open access journals provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarship and can be read by students, professionals, scholars, and the public at no cost. To recover the cost of publication, some (but not most) OA journals require payment from the author or the author’s institution after peer-review, but before final publication.
By supporting publishing in trusted OA journals, the fund addressed changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI faculty. If you are an IUPUI faculty member and you need support for a submission to a journal indexed in the DOAJ, you can learn more about the fund and apply for support for your unpublished article on the library’s website at: http://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/openaccess/oafund.
-- Jere Odell