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Concordia Open Access Author Fund

Details about the fund

  • The Fund is open to all full-time and part-time faculty members, staff, currently registered graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with Concordia.
  • The request for reimbursement must be made by the corresponding author of the article or the author of the monograph or monograph chapter.
  • The maximum amount that will be reimbursed to an author is $3000 per fiscal year from the Fund. Effective September 2014, authors are limited to a maximum of two (2) requests per fiscal year, regardless of the total of the amount(s) requested for reimbursement.
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, and monograph chapters accepted for publication after June 1, 2011 are eligible.
  • To be eligible for reimbursement, the article must be published in a fully open access journal. Traditional subscription-based or 'hybrid' journals that offer an open access option for a fee are not eligible. Books or book chapters must also be fully open access and not behind any kind of paywall.
  • Eligible Open Access journals will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals; be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct; provide unfettered access to all peer-reviewed articles; have publicly available a standard article fee schedule; and have a policy to waive fees in the case of economic hardship. Eligible open access book publishers will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books. Publishers are also eligible if they meet the criteria for open access journals.
  • The Fund covers only the costs and fees associated with Open Access publishing. Costs for reprints, colour illustration fees, non-open access page charges and other fees are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Researchers who receive research funds that explicitly include publication or submission support will be required to use those funds before applying to the Open Access Author Fund.
  • Fund recipients must enable the deposit of their article, monograph, or monograph chapter in Spectrum: Concordia University Research Repository.
page last updated on: Thursday 21 September 2017
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