Open access provides free access to research. However, making material available is not always free for authors.
Some open access journals and most hybrid journals charge authors fees to enable them to disseminate their research in open access. Such fees can range from $1,000 to $5,000 per article.
In an effort to encourage scholars to make their research available in open access, the University has established an Author Fund in Support of Open Access Publishing to assist researchers in paying fees charged by publishers to make material available in open access.
The Fund also supports authors who must comply with policies established by granting agencies that require open access dissemination of funded research and who have not already received funds for this express purpose.
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