Explains the eligibility criteria, application procedure, and general guidelines regarding the OA Publishing Fund for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Why an Open Access Publishing Fund?
“The fundamental goal of any open-access fund is to support publication models that enable free, immediate, online distribution of, and access to, scholarly research. By setting aside resources for the express purpose of encouraging authors to publish in open-access journals, open-access funds demonstrate an institution’s concrete support for reshaping the economics of scholarly communication.”
Fund money can only be awarded if external sources of funding are unavailable or exhausted.
Preference will be given to applicants who can obtain matching funds from other sources such as their department, the Office of College Grants Resource Fund, or the Faculty Research & Professional Development Fund.
The following acknowledgment must be added to all articles sponsored by the fund, "Funding for open access provided by the Franklin & Marshall College Open Access Publishing Fund."
The author must deposit a copy of the published work in Franklin & Marshall’s OA institutional repository, College Scholarship, within one month of the article being published.
Award money can only be used to pay for article processing charges (APCs) associated with OA.
Award money cannot be used to pay for reprints, color illustration fees, non-OA page charges, membership fees, or web hosting.
Application Form Link
Applicants should complete the request form after their publications are accepted. All applicants will receive an email confirming their information has been received and is under review. The Scholarly Communications Librarian and College Librarian will review the applications, which are decided upon in collaboration with an Associate Dean of the Faculty. Applicants will receive notice from the College Library within 10 business days of submission.