$215,000 Available to Publish Journal Articles: VT’s Open Access Subvention Fund

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Course Description

Learn from the Open Access Subvention Fund (OASF) manager how to get the library to pay the article processing charges (APCs) when your article is accepted by an OA journal that requires these fees. Since 2013 when Virginia Tech Libraries first made funds available, the OASF has grown to $215,000 to support articles published in scholarly OA journals. Everyone in the VT community—faculty, staff, and students, is eligible for support from the Libraries’ fund.

In this session we will review the OASF award guidelines, identify journal and publisher databases to help you determine if a journal meets the funding criteria, locate OA journals in your field, and discuss VT’s new open access policy that was approved by the Board of Visitors in March 2021.

If there’s time we will also talk about the Libraries’ publishing services, including open textbooks, and book subvention opportunities.

Course Outcomes
• Be familiar with the OASF award criteria • Gain knowledge of hybrid OA journals and publishers’ “double dipping” • Be familiar with sources of OA journals • Be aware of the VT OA policy



APC, Article processing charge, open access, subvention fund