Remember - you do not have to pay any article processing charges (APCs) to make your peer-reviewed articles open.
SUNY authors can always opt to publish under the subscription model and self-archive their manuscript in accordance with the SUNY Oneonta Open Access Policy. This is known as the "Green Open Access" route, and is supported by the SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR). See SUNY Oneonta SOAR Guide here.
Milne Library has been awarded $30,000 from SUNY Oneonta's Regaining Momentum initiative to help authors pay for open access publishing costs, often called article processing charges (APCs) or book processing charges (BPCs).
The funding will be available in $6,000 allotments per semester beginning in Fall 2023 through Fall 2025, and unused allotments will roll over to the next period.
For the first round of funding (opening on August 15, 2023), SUNY Oneonta authors can apply for up to $3,000 to cover the cost of an APC for a single article per year. One BPC of up to $4,000 for a single book may be awarded over the entire 5-semester funding period. APCs will only be covered for a SUNY Oneonta-based author (or coauthor) of peer-reviewed articles published in a Gold Open Access (non-hybrid) journal, and books must be published Open Access to be eligible for this award. See the "Process to Apply" and "Terms and Conditions" below for full eligibility details.
The Open Access Publishing Fund will open for applications twice per year -- in August and January -- via a link to an online application form on this page. The first round of funding will open on August 15, 2023.
Applications will be accepted for three weeks, after which applicants will be notified whether they secured an award and the amount won.
Update for the August 2023 round : There is no longer a 3-week application period funding is now available on a continuous, first-come , first-served basis till the end of the semester .
To increase the chances of being awarded funds, apply as soon as the funding period opens. If you would like a notification when the application period opens, sign up for email notification.
OA Publishing awards must be requested prior to payment of an APC/BPC -- these funds cannot be applied as a reimbursement if an author has already paid an APC or BPC.
Journal articles do not need to be submitted or accepted before authors apply for an OA Publishing award, but authors should choose the journal to which they plan to submit in order to calculate the APC cost. Books/book chapters must already be submitted and accepted by a publisher to be eligible for an award toward OA publication. Please keep publication timelines in mind, as awards not spent or no longer meeting eligibility criteria before the end of the fiscal year in which you applied will be forfeit. Authors can apply for another award if their previous funds were forfeit.
By applying for the Open Access Publishing Fund, you agree to these terms and conditions. For any further questions or clarifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.