The Concordia Open Access Author Fund is a joint initiative of the Library and the Office of Research.
The Library and the Office of Research have established this fund to support Concordia authors who have published a peer-reviewed journal article in an open access journal that charges author processing fees, or who have published an open access monograph or monograph chapter requiring author processing fees.
It is the researcher's responsibility to confirm that their submission meets these eligibility requirements. If in doubt, please contact Joshua Chalifour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Authors are responsible for paying author fees directly to the publisher before applying for reimbursement from the Concordia Open Access Author Fund. The fund manager will verify that the request meets the policies of the fund.
1. All applicants must complete the Concordia Open Access Author Fund Request for Reimbursement Form (currently unavailable). Additional documentation is required depending on how the publication fee was originally paid.
2. For payments made from a personal credit card, your application must include:
For payments made from a grant, your application must include:
3. Send completed forms and documentation to:
4. Once the Fund Manager has received the application, and determined that the request is eligible, reimbursement will be made by direct deposit.
For more information about the Concordia Open Access Author Fund, contact Joshua Chalifour, at email@example.com.
The annual report for the Open Access Author Fund is produced at the end of each fiscal year:
The Open Access Fund tracking spreadsheet contains three tabs: (1) an introduction, (2) a list with the reimbursement requests per fiscal year, (3) the amount of money in the fund per fiscal year. It will be updated once a year, at the same time as the annual report.