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Open Access Publishing Fund

University Libraries supports Open Access publishing

Author Details

Individuals eligible to apply for publisher payment of an APC may receive up to $3,000 per fiscal year, with a $3,000 cap per article.  

Financial support will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are not distributed according to an individual’s affiliation with a particular school, college, or department. Nor is it the intention of this fund to endorse specific OA publishers or publications.

Fees are pro-rated for multi-authored articles. That is, if more than one author from Mason applies for funding support for the same article, the article processing fee will be divided equally, up to the $3,000/article cap.

Note: Authors not affiliated with Mason are not supported. Consequently, a publisher’s invoice must indicate what portion of the fee George Mason University will be paying on behalf of the submitting Mason author; this is a Virginia state accounting requirement.

Author Eligibility

Who is eligible?

  • Mason faculty (term, research, tenure-stream, or tenured)
    • Adjunct supported if at least one co-author is a tenure-stream, Mason faculty member
  • Graduate students
  • Post-doctoral fellows

An individual whose article has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed open access journal in which the article is immediately available online is eligible to apply.