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K-State Open Access Publishing Fund
The K-State Open Access Publishing Fund (KOAPF) supports the goal of making K-State research and scholarship immediately, freely and globally available. When support is not available from other sources, the KOAPF will assist K-State authors by paying reasonable article processing fees for publishing in open access journals and for a portion of paid access fees charged by other publishers.
Applications that comply with the eligibility criteria (below) will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.
No endorsement of any journal or of the research merit of any article is implied by this funding.
The application may be used to request payment to journal publishers that meet the criteria listed below.
Any K-State faculty member or researcher may request up to $3,000 per year to pay for article-processing fees. Awards are limited to one per author per year. Exceptions to this policy may be made on a case by case basis depending on funding balances and costs of author fees.
Peer-reviewed journal articles.
Open Access Journals
Up to $3,000 per article will be provided to pay publication fees in open-access journals which provide free, immediate, online access to the full text of research articles upon publication without restrictions. Payment of extra fees for extraditing publication is not necessary and will not be funded.
Eligible journals include those listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, or publishers that hold membership in the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and/or are compliant with the Association’s Code of Conduct.
Paid Access (Open Choice or Hybrid) Journals
Up to $1,500 per article will be provided to pay for publication fees in an open access option from a hybrid publisher. Eligible journals include those listed in The Directory of Open Access Journals, or publishers that hold membership in the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and/or are compliant with the Association’s Code of Conduct.
Alternative Funding Options
KOAPF funds are intended to support open access to peer reviewed articles where publication fees are not covered by grants or other funding sources. Authors are encouraged to include article processing fees in future grant applications.
Funding applications for multi-authored articles (where all authors are affiliated with K-State) should be submitted by only one group member.
If multiple authors are from different institutions, funding will be considered only for K-State authors and will be prorated. An exception may be made if the lead or primary author is from K-State.
Articles accepted for publication after January 30, 2013, are eligible for this program. Requests for publisher payment may be made as soon as an article is accepted and a statement or invoice for publication charges is received. Researchers should submit the online application. Once approved, notices will be sent to the applicant and department chair.
K-REx Submittal Requirement
Applicants receiving funding from KOAPF are expected to submit a post-review, final draft of the article to K-State’s institutional repository, K-REx at the time funding notification is received. Please send the final approved manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the author’s acknowledgements, please include the statement: Publication of this article was funded in part by the Kansas State University Open Access Publishing Fund.
KOAPF will be assessed at the end of the 12 month pilot study for sustainability and continuation.
Questions relating to the administration of the Fund should be addressed to Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communications Librarian, 785-532-0708