The UNLV University Libraries is pleased to announce funding to assist UNLV researchers seeking to publish in open access journals. Through the generous support of the Libraries Advisory Board along with funding from the Libraries' collections budget, there is $30,000 allocated to this pilot project.
Support for Open Access
The University Libraries seeks to assist UNLV researchers in sharing their work widely through open access. We have long supported open access, with the implementation of Digital Scholarship@UNLV in 2009, and now we wish to expand UNLV authors' options by assisting them with the costs of publishing in open access journals. Specifically, this fund supports article processing charges (APCs) for open access journals.
Sharing research through open access provides benefits for authors (greater reach and use of their works), for UNLV (showcasing the research scholarship to potential students and faculty), and to the public, lawmakers, non-profit organizations, and small businesses by ensuring that research that could impact their decisions is available to them.
Learn about the UNLV Open Article Fund on this page. Eligibility requirements and other information are provided here.
To apply for funds, please complete the online application form. You will need to login with your UNLV affiliated email to access the form. You may preview the fund application questions below.
Updated February 2019! With the exception of Law School faculty and students, current UNLV faculty (academic and administrative) as well as current graduate students who are co-authors with UNLV faculty are eligible. This includes tenure and tenure-track medical and dental school faculty and medical and dental residents and fellows.
This fund will support scholarly articles to be published in fully open access peer reviewed journals. The fund does not cover articles to be published in hybrid journals (where only some content is open access), books, book chapters, magazines, or other types of publications.
The article must be in a journal whose publisher is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
Articles with a status of ready for submission, submitted, or accepted are eligible. Articles already published and articles still being drafted are not eligible.
Additionally, articles based on grant funding where grant monies can support APCs are not eligible.
Final articles must be added to Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the University’s open access repository. University Libraries Staff will coordinate this process.
The article must acknowledge the University Libraries using the following (or very similar) text:
“The publication fees for this article were supported by the UNLV University Libraries Open Article Fund.”
Authors should apply at submission or acceptance. Awards will expire after six months; however, the author may
re-apply for funds at that time.
Complete the application form located here. A preview of the questions is located at the top of this page.
Information about you (contact information, affiliation with UNLV, role on article)
Information about the article for which you are seeking funding (title of article, journal, co-authors)
Funding amount requested
To confirm agreement with the following:
To place a copy of the final published work in Digital Scholarship@UNLV
To acknowledge in article that “The publication fees for this article were supported by the UNLV University Libraries Open Article Fund."
That neither you nor your co-authors have grant funding that supports article processing charges for this publication.
The Libraries Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department will review UNLV Open Article Fund applications. Funding requests meeting the criteria described above and on the application form will be approved until the pilot funds are expended. If the department is unsure the criteria is being met (e.g. such as the journal’s adherence to OASPA code of conduct), the Libraries Collection Committee will assist in the review. The content and topic of the article for which funding is being sought is not considered in the review.
While we expect to have a much faster turnaround time, please allow two weeks for a response to your application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, in the order they are received.
Authors with approved funds should send the publisher’s invoice directly to email@example.com for payment. The Libraries will expedite payment (for up to the amount awarded) as quickly as possible. However, foreign publishers may take longer than U.S.-based publishers - see note below.
**Authors, please be aware that payment for domestic publishers takes a couple of weeks to process. As of early January 2019, invoices are taking an average of 19 days to be processed for payment. This is from the time the invoice is received in the firstname.lastname@example.org email to the time the campus Accounts Payable office releases payment to the publisher. The longest wait has been 22 days and the shortest has been 13 days.
Foreign publishers that are not already registered as an NSHE supplier will need to register. Additionally, UNLV purchasing will review all foreign invoices before they are paid. As this is a pilot project, please be patient with us as we work through some of these new processes.