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. 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 funding. Students are not eligible to apply for the main Open Access Fund; instead, a separate fund extension is available exclusively for currently-enrolled students. The following rules apply for both the main fund and the student extension.
Peer-reviewed articles published in open access and "hybrid" journals.
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.
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 is accepted for publication. They will be reviewed on a regular basis and very 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.