You are here

Open Access Publication Fund

Open access research articles are published in online peer-reviewed journals and are freely available to everyone, not just subscribers to a journal. Article authors maintain copyright control over their work.

Many open access journals—including those published by the Public Library of Science and BioMed Central—collect an author payment in lieu of charging for access. To encourage faculty to publish articles in open access journals, SMU’s Library/Academic & Instructional Innovation has established an open access publication fund. Supported by the Division of Academic Affairs and endorsed by the Faculty Organization Research Committee, this fund will reimburse faculty members up to $2,500 per calendar year for expenses associated with publishing an article in a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Once your article has been accepted for publication, you can obtain expense reimbursement by emailing a completed SMU finance expense report to Library Director Hai-Thom Sota along with this information:

  • Author name(s)
  • Article title
  • Journal title
  • Publication fee

If you have any questions, just email Marcus or call him at x5732.

Thanks for your support of open access publishing!