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Faculty Open Access Publishing Fund

About the Fund

EMU's Faculty Open Access Publishing Fund supports faculty authors who desire to make their scholarship freely available to readers upon publication.

The Fund is supported by the Provost and Executive Vice President, and administered by the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, with assistance from the EMU Library.

Application Guidelines

  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty are invited to apply. In instances of co-authored works, EMU applicants must be the first author or corresponding author.
     
  • Funding is capped at $3,000 per article/book/book chapter for the 2021-2022 academic year.
     
  • Applicants may receive funding once per fiscal year, regardless of the amount provided.
     
  • Publication eligibility:
  • The award may be used to pay open access fees only.  Cost for reprints, color illustration fees, non-open access page charges, administrative charges, and other fees are not covered.
     
  • Faculty should apply to the Faculty Open Access Publishing Fund after their article/chapter/book has been accepted for publication. The application is available through InfoReady.
     
  • Once approved, award recipients' departments or schools use their procurement card to pay the APC fees and allocate the charges to the fund number provided by the Office of the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research.
     
  • Award recipients are asked to include the following statement of support, "Publication made possible in part by support from Eastern Michigan University's Faculty Open Access Publishing Fund, administered by the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, with assistance from the EMU Library."
     
  • Award recipients agree that a final, published version of the funded article, book, or book chapter will be deposited into EMU's institutional repository, DigitalCommons@EMU.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are expended. Please allow two weeks for a decision.

Electronic Application Form (Available via InfoReady.)

Important Links

Electronic Application Form
Available via InfoReady.



Questions?

Faculty with questions about open access publications or publication eligibility should consult their librarian subject specialist for assistance.

For questions about the online application form or payment details, contact Tracy Pytlak at 734.487.4875 or internalresearchawards@emich.edu.