Request Funding to Publish OA-Scholarly Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

Request Funding to Publish OA

Public access mandates require open access to publications and data arising from federal funding.  Many funding agencies allow grant funds to be used to pay open access publishing fees called Article Processing Charges (APCs). Researchers who want to publish open access but do not have such grants are at a disadvantage.  Carnegie Mellon University Libraries have taken several steps to help level the playing field and encourage CMU authors to publish open access.  These steps include:

  • Providing financial support to pay APCs to publish in high quality open access journals and selected hybrid journals.
  • Becoming an institutional member of BioMed Central (BMC) and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) so that CMU authors receive a discount on APCs levied by BMC and PLoS.
  • Participating in the Gold for Gold program of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).  The program annually provides a limited number of vouchers that can be used to pay APCs levied by the RSC.
  • Paying for CMU authors' lifetime memberships in PeerJ.

For details about the University Libraries' support for open access publishing, see Financial Support for Open Access Publishing.

Open access is strategic for Carnegie Mellon. For authors, open access provides the broadest possible dissemination of their work, increasing citations and impact.  For readers, open access provides easy discovery and free access to articles in journals to which the University Libraries does not subscribe.