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Open Access Reimbursement Fund

The Schusterman Library's Open Access Reimbursement Fund is meant to encourage OU-Tulsa campus community research efforts and support open access authoring. By sharing the financial commitment with campus departments, the burden on individual authors is reduced.

View the video below to see the Open Access Fund in action.

 

Open Access Reimbursement Fund Policy

Who is Eligible?

Any current University of Oklahoma-Tulsa regular faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member, or student author. Preference is given to authors who have not been previously funded. The author's academic department is expected to pay the entire fee; the Schusterman Library will reimburse half of the fee up to $500 per fiscal year.

 

What is Eligible?

Articles: Article processing charges (APCs) for scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in true open access journals, listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct. Articles with a hybrid or delayed OA model are not eligible through this fund. The journal must have a publicly available standard article fee schedule published and should have a policy to waive fees in case of economic hardship.

Books: Processing fees for scholarly, peer-reviewed books published open access. Publishers may be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct.

 

Reimbursement

The fund is to support open access research articles or books created without grant/gift funding. Articles or books for which other publication funding is available will not be eligible. The Schusterman Library will reimburse the author's academic department half of the fee up to $500 per year for publishing and processing fees, including open access pages charges. Unused amounts will not roll over to future years. The Schusterman Library is unable to pay the fees directly; we can only provide reimbursement to an academic department.

Reimbursement is made after publication and proper documentation of payment of publication fees is received. Documentation must include proof of fee payment and a verifiable link to the open access version of the work.

 

Application

The application form can be found at https://library.tulsa.ou.edu/openaccess/application.