Open Access Fund
The Boreham Library has set aside funds to support peer-reviewed open access (OA) scholarship by UAFS researchers. The Open Access Fund is designed to improve access to research produced by Faculty, Students, and Staff.
The purpose of the Boreham Library Open Access Publishing Fund is to foster public access to the work of UAFS scholars by covering the cost of Author Processing Charges (APCs) in open access journals so that no UAFS scholar who desires to make their work open access is disadvantaged by the lack of funds to cover the publication fee. Open access journals are peer-reviewed journals that provide free and immediate access to articles online. Any reader with Internet access may read, download, and distribute that article with attribution to the original author(s). Open Access publishing enables authors to retain their copyrights, accelerates the online availability of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and eliminates barriers to accessing scholarly works by UAFS researchers.
Fund Eligibility & Requirements
If the above criteria are met, the Open Access Publishing Fund Application can be used to request funds. Requests for publisher payment may be made as soon as an article is accepted and a statement or invoice for publication charges is received. Authors will be notified via email upon approval of funding (typically within seven business days). Payment will be made directly to the publisher.
Funding the Fund
The Boreham Library Open Access Fund was seeded with money set aside by the Library. Additional generous support has come from Dr. Kristin Tardif.
If you are interested in supporting open access initiatives at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith through contribution to the fund, please contact email@example.com.