Once your application has been approved, payments from the Open Access Publishing Fund can happen in either one of two ways. Initially, we ask applicants to submit an invoice from a publisher, in anticipation of the Fund reimbursing that publisher. However, if that does not work, the Fund can reimburse the author's department, via an interdepartmental transfer.
How quickly payment happens depends on the publisher (their willingness to update the invoice, their deadline for payment, etc.), the applicant (gathering all of the details, noted below), and the capacity of the OAPF staff. The typical turnaround is approximately two weeks. Additionally, reimbursements have parameters set by the State, to which the Libraries must adhere:
(1) Reimbursing the publisher
Accepted: an invoice in US dollars.
(2) Reimbursing the applicant's department, via an interdepartmental transfer
Publishers are not always willing to change their invoice. If this is the case, the Fund can reimburse the applicant's department. The payment method is an interdepartmental transfer, meaning the applicant’s department pays the publisher's Invoice first, and then the Libraries will reimburse the department for the appropriate amount afterwards.
To start, the Libraries need all of the following before payment can be made:
Note: University Libraries will not reimburse to Foundation accounts.
Authors who receive support should include this statement in your acknowledgements:
Publication of this article was funded in part by the George Mason University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund
Authors who are supported by the OAP Fund are required to deposit the article (“version of record”) in Mason’s digital repository, Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS), upon publication.
Please send the article link to Emilie Algenio (firstname.lastname@example.org) for this purpose.
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