The UWM Libraries are committed to supporting the ability of our researchers to participate fully in the scholarly publication process. There are currently about 10,000 reputable open access journals and some of these require that the authors pay a fee for their article publication. This business model helps to support the, open dissemination of an author’s research to an international audience of all interested readers.
The UWM Open-Access Publication (UOAP) Fund has been established to underwrite article processing fees for articles to be accessible openly worldwide. The fund supports the articles when the research reported in this publication has not been funded by a granting agency, foundation, or other institution including UWM. The fund is supported through Indirect Funds made available to the UWM Libraries.
Eligible Authors: The UOAP Fund is available to all UWM authors including students.
Eligible Articles: UOAP funds apply to article processing fees for scholarly peer-reviewed articles.
Eligible Publication Venues:
The UOAP Fund will cover the cost of author submission fees in fully open access journals as defined by inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (www.doaj.org) and subscription journals that have paid options for open access. (Publishers with paid options for open access www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/PaidOA.php)
Funding support will cover:
- $1000 for one article in a fully open access journal with an article processing fee under $2000, and then 50%, up to $1,500 per article, for publishing in a fully open access journal.
- 30%, up to $1,500 per article, for publishing in a hybrid open-access model that provides paid options for open access.
- Multiple Authorship: in the case of an article with multiple authors, the article is treated as a whole regardless of how many authors are from UWM.
Article Funding Cap: The most that the UOAP Fund will support for a single article is $1,500.
Author Funding Cap: Authors may receive funding for up to $1,500 per year for all submissions and publication charges.
- Funding for article-processing fees that conform to the guidelines above may be requested using Form to request UWM Open Access Publication (UOAP) Fund.
- The library will review applications with a goal to diversify awards to achieve a balance among schools and colleges. The library will communicate the decision within one month directly to the author.
- Requests for funding may be made before an article has been accepted or immediately upon acceptance.
- Authors who receive funding, will be required to deposit a digital copy of their article (according to the terms of their author agreement) in the UWM Digital Commons. [UWM Deposit License]