$150,000 Available to Publish Open Access Articles: VT’s OPEN ACCESS SUBVENTION FUND

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Virginia Tech

Course Description

If you're writing an article for a scholarly journal, Virginia Tech Libraries will support the Article Publishing Charge (APC) of up to $1500 for publication in an open access (OA) journal. The fund also supports APCs for hybrid OA journals, if the publisher reduces institutional subscription prices. The OASF is available to everyone In the VT community—faculty, staff, and students.

In this session we will review Virginia Tech’s Open Access Subvention Fund award criteria, locate OA journals, and identify databases that help determine if the publisher meets the funding criteria. Bring your laptop or tablet and practice or create an OASF request with the fund manager at hand.

At the conclusion of the session you will be in a good position to have your next article funded, which you can link to your résumé, annual activity report, or dossier for promotion and tenure/continued appointment.

Come prepared to also learn more about the Libraries’ publishing services and VT’s draft open access policy.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the OASF award criteria
  • Learn about hybrid OA journals and publishers’ “double dipping”
  • Walk away with a draft the request for funds
  • Know who to talk to about library publishing services
  • Have a better understanding of the impact of an OA policy
APCs (article processing charges), OASF (Open Access Subvention Fund)