IUPUI Open Access Fund

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The IUPUI Open Access Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, peer-reviewed journals that are openly accessible. This fund addresses changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI authors. Financial support for the fund is provided by key stakeholders on the campus.

First round: The first installment of the fund (2013-2015) was supported at $47,000 with contributions from the IUPUI University Library, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, IU School of Dentistry and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Second round: The second round of the fund (2015-2016) received support from IUPUI University Library, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, the School of Informatics and Computing, the School of Science, the School of Dentistry, the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Nursing, the Fairbanks School of Public Health, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The funds ($50,000) were spent across an 18 month period. A report of the outcomes of this round is in progress.

Third round: The third installment of the fund (2016-2017) received support from IUPUI University Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, School of Science, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, School of Informatics and Computing, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Engineering and Technology, and School of Dentistry. The funds ($57,000.00) will be disbursed to encouraged diverse participation across schools.

Annual reports on the progress of the IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund are available from: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/11935.

Published articles are archived in the IUPUI ScholarWorks Open Access Publishing Fund collection.

Administration of the open access fund will be facilitated by University Library on a first-come first-served basis, with the following conditions:

Eligible Publications

The venue of publication must be an established open-access journal, that is, a journal that does not charge readers or their institutions for unfettered access to the peer-reviewed articles that it publishes. To be eligible, a journal must meet these additional requirements:

Journals with a hybrid open-access model or delayed open-access model are not eligible. Any authors who are unsure as to whether or not a particular journal is eligible should contact the IUPUI University Library prior to submitting an article for publication.

Grant-Funded Research

Articles for which alternative funding is available are not eligible for use of the fund. A onetime exception to this rule will be made for authors who did not include dissemination fees in the budget of the grant or contract.

Eligible Authors

Funds are available for IUPUI faculty and their graduate students. Any authors who are unsure as to whether they are an eligible author should contact the IUPUI University Library prior to submitting their articles to publication.

Eligible Fees

Article processing fees may include publication fees (charges levied on articles accepted for publication, including page charges). Reprint fees are not eligible.


Support is capped at $3,000.00 per article. Articles with co-authors from other institutions will be supported at a prorated portion of the article processing fees. Authors from all IUPUI departments and schools are encouraged to apply. Although article processing fees for eligible publications will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, disbursement will be monitored to ensure diverse participation across the schools.

Institutional Repository

As an added service, the IUPUI University Library will deposit a copy of funded articles in the IUPUI ScholarWorks (https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/). The placement of an article in the repository helps to build the collection of IUPUIā€“authored publications, supports the self-archiving arm of the open access movement, and gives the article an added element of preservation and discoverability.

To begin your application for funds, please complete the online application form.

If you have questions about this fund or about open access services, please contact:

Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications Librarian
IUPUI University Library
317-274-5992 | jdodell@iupui.edu

Updated Dec 14, 2017 by Scholarly Communication Librarian