Funding for Publishing

Funding on UAF campus for scholarly publications.

Overview

The University Libraries, with contributions from other units across campus, supports open access publishing through direct funding and agreements with publishers. These agreements offer authors affiliated with the University of Arkansas Fayetteville a waiver or a discount for the article processing charge (APC). In the list below, look for the publisher of the journal in which you wish to publish your article and click on the hyperlink which will direct you to instructions for applying for this waiver or discount. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Scholarly Communications at scholar@uark.edu.

U of A Open Access Publishing Fund

The Open Access Publishing Fund promotes awareness of and participation in open research and scholarship among current faculty, staff, and students at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville (UAF) by providing up to $2000 for open access (OA) journal articles and monographs. The $2000 limit is calculated per calendar year. Recipients may use this total on a single publication or multiple publications but they must submit a separate application for each. This fund is available for publishing in any journal or with any book publisher considered legitimate, i.e., not predatory (Please refer to the guide Writing and Publishing which explains what predatory publishers are and how to avoid them).

This fund is available to authors who have been notified their work has been accepted for publication but has not yet been published.  It cannot be used as a reimbursement for already published works or to make publications open access retrospectively.

Check out the infographic (saved as a PDF below) to see how this fund has already benefited U of A authors.

Please read the following criteria to make sure you are eligible for this fund before submitting an application. If you have questions, please email the Office of Scholarly Communications at scholar@uark.edu. When you're ready to apply, please complete the online form.

This fund is supported with generous contributions from several colleges and research-focused units across campus. 

  • The applicant must be a faculty member, staff member, or student affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • The applicant must be an author or a co-author for the journal article or monograph (i.e., the "work") for which this application is submitted.
  • The work must be accepted for publication (i.e., the publisher will not require additional peer review).
  • The author or co-authors must not have another source of funding (e.g., federal research award, foundation grant) that covers publication charges.

Reimbursement/Direct Payment

Award recipients have two options.

  • Recipients may pay the open access publishing fee themselves and receive reimbursement (up to $2000).
  • The open access publishing fee (up to $2000) is paid directly to the publisher on behalf of the author.

Terms and Conditions for Award Recipients

If your application is approved, you will be expected to fulfill the following mandates.

  • The published work must include an acknowledgment of support from the Open Access Publishing Fund administered through the University of Arkansas Libraries.
  • The work must be open access immediately upon publication and remain permanently open access (An article may appear in either a hybrid or a fully open access journal, as long as the article itself is immediately and permanently open access).
  • The work must be published under any version of a Creative Commons (CC) License. For more information, please refer to the Creative Commons Licenses Library Guide.
  • A copy of the published work must be submitted to the ScholarWorks@UARK repository.

Agreements with Publishers

ACS Publications logo

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, may publish open access articles in hybrid journals and a few other journals published by ACS without charge. Please follow the instructions provided on the ACS webpage. If you have additional questions, please contact scholar@uark.edu.

 

Cambridge University Press logo

There is no charge for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who publish open access articles in journals published by Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge Author Information

 

The Company of Biologists logo 

There is no charge for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who publish open access articles in the journals published by The Company of Biologists.
The Company of Biologists Author Information

 

MDPI logo

Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who publish open access articles in journals published by MDPI receive a 10% discount on the article processing charge (APC). When they publish an open access book with MDPI, they receive a 10% discount on the book processing charge (BPC).

MDPI Author Information

 

Microbiology Society Logo

There is no charge for faculty, staff, or students affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who publish open access articles in journals published by the Microbiology Society.

Microbiology Society Author Information

 

Springer Nature logo, with the statement "You can get funding support to publish open access under your institutional agreement."

 

 

 

 

 

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, may publish open access articles in a selection of journals without charge. Please follow the instructions provided on the Springer Nature webpage dedicated to the Lyrasis agreement. If you have additional questions, please contact scholar@uark.edu.

 

Wiley logo

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, may publish open access at no charge to the author. To qualify, articles must be published in a fully open access journal (a.k.a., gold open access) or published as open access in a hybrid journal. Please follow the instructions provided at the bottom of this Wiley webpage. If you have additional questions, please reach out to scholar@uark.edu.

Eligibility for fully open access journals is based on the date on which you submitted the manuscript for peer review. The submission date must be on or after 1 January 2024. You will find the list of open access journals on this webpage.

DRYAD

The University of Arkansas is proud to announce Dryad as it's research data repository.  The Dryad Repository insignia

The University Libraries' membership to Dryad will cover the cost of individual data deposits through 2024.