Financial support for open access publications
Would you like to publish your article open access? If so, there is a possibility for you to have the publication fee paid by the University Library.
The University Library is administering a fund that provides financial support for open access publication charges. The purpose of the fund is to encourage authors to publish research results with open access.
As laid out in the Government’s research bill of 2020, the goal is that, by 2021, there shall be immediate open access to all publicly funded scholarly publications at the time of publication.
Criteria for University Library funding of OA publishing:
- The publication is an article in a journal or a book chapter to be published with open access.
- Articles may be published in a pure open access journal or in a hybrid journal. Pure open access journals must be indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an index of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- The author must be the corresponding author of the article, and associated with Örebro University. (Affiliated researchers from Region Örebro County are however referred to the County's open access-fund.)
- Örebro University must appear as part of the affiliation in the article.
- In general, the article must be accepted for publication, with the invoice not yet paid. In cases where the publisher at the time of submission demands that funding for open access has been secured, authors may apply for funding at the time of submission. However, as funds are limited, there is no guarantee that funds will be available at the time of acceptance.
- Funding for publication must not have been secured via a research funding body or other funding agency.
A maximum of 30 000:- SEK is granted for each article or book chapter. Only the publication charge for open access is covered. Other costs that may be associated with the publication, such as page charges or color charges, will not be met.
If the allocated funds run out, the financial support will cease.
A decision on whether or not to provide funding is made by an administrator at the University Library, if needed in consultation with the Library Director.
Note that the University Library has a number of publisher agreements where the article processing charge is prepaid. If the journal is covered by any such agreement, there is no need to apply for funding. Please contact if you have any questions on a specific journal.