To encourage the University community to publish their research in open access platforms, the Criss Library has established a fund to finance payment of article processing fees for UNO authors who wish to publish in open access journals or open access articles in hybrid journals. In addition to this, a pilot project has been launched for the 2019-2020 academic year in which we will be providing funding for open access books and book chapters. Open access funds demonstrate an institution’s support for new and innovative research publishing models.
Goals of the program
Initial funding for this program is provided by Criss Library.
All University of Nebraska at Omaha employed staff, researchers and tenure-track/ tenured faculty are eligible to apply for the Employee Open Access Fund. Students are eligible to apply for the Student Open Access Fund. Applicants must be employed or enrolled, both when they apply to the fund and when they submit an invoice following acceptance. The following rules apply for both funds:
Peer-reviewed articles must be published in open access or "hybrid" journals.
Journals not meeting the above requirements may be eligible, but will require additional review and justification. In addition to this, the journal must have a publicly available standard article fee schedule. A policy of waiving fees in case of economic hardship is desirable. Preference will be given to fully open access journals.
Books and Book Chapters
Edited or peer-reviewed books, book chapters or monographs must be published open access with a free online download.
Books, book chapters or monographs not meeting the above requirements may be eligible, but will require additional review and justification. In addition to this, the publisher must have a publicly available standard publishing fee schedule. If you are looking to produce an Open Educational Resource (OER) book for classroom instruction, you may wish to apply for the Affordable Content Grant.
Conditions of funding
Funds may be used for open access publishing and processing fees, including open access page charges. Funds are not available for reprints, color illustration fees, non-OA page charges, permissions fees, web hosting for self-archiving, or other expenses not directly related to open access fees. The fund will be suspended for the year once available monies are expended.
Requests for funding must be submitted online UNO OA Fund application form. Requests should be submitted as soon as the article, book or book chapter is accepted for publication. They will be reviewed on a regular basis and every effort will be made to provide confirmation of approval within 5-7 days.
Questions? Simply email UNODigitalCommons@unomaha.edu with a question or comment. We will be in touch.