One University Open Access Fund reactivated for third year

Monday, November 24, 2014

LAWRENCE — The Offices of KU Provost, KU Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for Research have renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at all KU and KUMC campuses.

The “One University” Open Access Publishing Fund supports KU faculty, staff, and student authors who make published research available through the more than 8,000 open access journals. Open access is the policy of making all research authored by university authors available to society at large through an accessible, online database instead of limiting the work to academic journal subscribers. In 2009, KU became the first public university in the United States to institute a faculty-initiated open access policy in regard to research published in peer-review journals.

The third year of this pilot program will be supported by $25,000 in funding made available to all KU and KUMC faculty, staff, and graduate students. Applications are now being accepted, and more information regarding revised criteria to apply for funding and to complete the request form can be found at the One University webpage.

Questions about the One University fund can be directed here.

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