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URI Open Access Fund: Apply for Funds

The URI Open Access Fund will underwrite reasonable publication charges for open access journals when funds are not otherwise available.

URI Open Access Fund eligibility requirements

You must be able to answer "yes" to all the questions below to be eligible to apply for funding from the URI Open Access Fund.

  1. Are you a full-time faculty member of the University of Rhode Island?
  2. Are you applying for funds to help underwrite publication charges related to publishing an article in a peer-reviewed open access journal?
  3. Are you publishing in an open access journal: that is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals; whose publisher is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adheres to its Code of Conduct; that provides unrestricted access to all peer-reviewed articles; that has publicly available a standard article fee schedule; that has a policy to waive fees in cases of economic hardship?
  4. Can you confirm that you do not have any other source of funding to cover publication charges?
  5. Has your article been accepted for publication after January 1, 2014?

Application process

Please apply to the URI Open Access Fund upon your article's acceptance for publication.

You will need to pay the publisher directly using a credit card or personal check.

To apply, fill out the form above and email it to oafund@etal.uri.edu.

Attach a copy of the publisher's invoice and proof of payment (e.g. copy of receipt, credit card statement, canceled check).

Contact information

The URI Open Access Fund is managed by the University Libraries.

Financial support for the fund is provided by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Reimbursements are processed through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

University Libraries contact:
Andrée Rathemacher
(401) 874-5096
oafund@etal.uri.edu

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development contact:
Patti Correia
(401) 874-4576
pcorreia@uri.edu

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