Applications for the Open Access Publication Fund will be considered starting Monday, October 14th. Before applying, please read all of our policies listed on this page. If you qualify for funds please submit an application.
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library, the Division of Research and Innovation, and the Office of the Provost are proud to support Open Access (OA) through the Open Access Publication Fund. The purpose of the fund is to underwrite publication charges for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and books published in fully Open Access publications.
Through the Open Access Publication Fund, TAMU-CC joins many other public universities in their commitment to Open Access initiatives. Read more about the Open Access Publication Fund Goals.
FY 2019/2020 Funds
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Status
|Faculty and full-time researchers||$15,000||
Mary and Jeff Bell Library,
Research and Innovation,
and Office of the Provost
If you were able to answer yes to all the above questions, please apply. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ineligible for funds but still wish to publish Open Access, consider submitting a pre-print to the TAMU-CC Institutional Repository.
Increase access to research and scholarship produced by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Support and encourage innovative models of scholarly publishing that take advantage of digital and networking technologies
Help cover costs for TAMU-CC faculty and researchers publishing materials to Open Access venues
The final published version of submitted works supported by the Open Access Publication fund will be deposited into TAMU-CC’s Institutional Repository. Faculty are encouraged to self-submit their work, both published and unpublished scholarly work. Find out more about the TAMU-CC Institutional Repository
Questions regarding the Open Access Publication Fund payments should be directed to the Bell Library’s Administration and Business Operations Office. General questions regarding the Fund may be emailed to the Scholarly Communication Librarian at: email@example.com.
Eligible authors are current members of the faculty or research scientists at TAMU-CC. Applicants may include eligible coauthors in their application, please read Funding Caps and Coauthor Distribution for further information.
Eligible works include peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books approved for publication
after October 15, 2019.
To be eligible, the publication venue must be fully Open Access. This means that the publisher must make their entire publication freely available online: all articles in a journal or chapters in a book are Open Access. “Hybrid” Open Access publication venues and publication venues with
delayed Open Access models are ineligible.
The Open Access Publication Fund is a limited resource intended to support Open Access publishing at TAMU-CC. Funding for publications that comply with the author and publication eligibility criteria will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis, according to the funding
Approved funds may only be used to cover publication processing charges. Researchers are expected to first request Open Access funding for publication from their funding agencies, use IDC or startup, or access other available funds. If other funding sources are unavailable,
applications to the Open Access Publication Fund are welcome.
Eligible authors may receive a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year.
Approved applications will receive a maximum payment of $3,000 to support the publication of the work.