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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
Award recipients have two options.
Terms and Conditions for Award Recipients
If your application is approved, you will be expected to fulfill the following mandates.
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.
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).
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.
Although this program has been discontinued, the University Libraries will cover publishing charges for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, whose articles were submitted for review on or before 31 December 2022.