Funds for Your Open Access Article Publishing Fees

Last Fall, September 2013, IUPUI launched an Open Access Publishing Fund. Faculty members that wish to publish an article in a trusted, fully open access journal, may apply to the Fund to support article processing fees. With the average article processing fee hovering at about $1,000, this is a great opportunity for IUPUI authors.

As of today, the Fund has encumbered or spent 30% of the available funds ($47,000) in supporting fees for ten articles.


Xia, J. (2013). Mandates and the Contributions of Open Genomic Data. Publications, 1(3), 99–112. doi:10.3390/publications1030099 (590 views; 9 shares)

Wiehe, S. E., Kwan, M.-P., Wilson, J., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2013). Adolescent Health-Risk Behavior and Community Disorder. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e77667. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077667 (1,031 views; 8 shares)

Dumortier, J. (2013). The effects of uncertainty under a cap-and-trade policy on afforestation in the United States. Environmental Research Letters, 8(4), 044020. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044020 (368 views; 2 shares)

Kechavarzi, B., & Janga, S. C. (2014). Dissecting the expression landscape of RNA-binding proteins in human cancers. Genome Biology, 15(1), R14. doi:10.1186/gb-2014-15-1-r14 (8,170 views; 19 shares; 2 citations)

Fu, D., Tan, P., Kuznetsov, A., & Molkov, Y. I. (2014). Chaos and Robustness in a Single Family of Genetic Oscillatory Networks. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90666. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090666 (unknown views; 2 shares)

In Press:

  • One article at Drug Design, Development and Therapeutics
  • One article at Future Internet
  • Three articles at PLOS One

Another two articles and a complete conference proceeding are also currently under review.

If you're an IUPUI faculty member and you've wanted to submit to an open access journal (PLOS, BioMed Central, PeerJ, Hindawi, Dove, SAGE, MDPI, and others) but dropped the idea when you saw the article processing fee, this is your chance. The Fund is looking for authors from all IUPUI schools. We've supported articles from Dentistry, Engineering, Informatics, Medicine, Science and SPEA. But we would be really excited to see articles from our other schools as well. Business, Education, Law, Liberal Arts, Health & Rehabilitation, Nursing, PETM, Public Health and Social Work faculty: this is an opportunity you don't want miss. Take advantage of the benefits of open access publishing--own your work, increase your readership, share knowledge. To get started, read about the IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund, find a good journal for your article in the Directory of Open Access Journals or a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher's Association, and get in touch.

Don't let a fee stop you from publishing in the journal of your choice.

-- Jere Odell

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Updated Mar 27, 2016 by Scholarly Communication Librarian