The UNLV University Libraries has launched a pilot project, the UNLV Open Article Fund, to provide up to $30,000 in financial assistance for UNLV faculty and graduate student researchers seeking to publish in open access journals.
"The UNLV Open Article Fund offers us the opportunity to support UNLV researchers who want to share their work widely through open access," said Andrea Wirth, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor. "The University Libraries have long supported open access, providing free access to UNLV research through our institutional respository Digital Scholarship@UNLV. We wish to expand UNLV authors' options by assisting them with the costs of publishing in open access journals. Specifically, this fund supports article processing charges for open access journals."
Sharing research through open access provides benefits for authors through greater reach and use of their works. The fund also helps UNLV by showcasing open scholarship published at the university, and making it available to potential students and faculty, the general public, lawmakers, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and anyone with an internet connection.
UNLV University Libraries donors generously provided $10,000 to support the project. For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, visit http://guides.library.unlv.edu/apcs/apcfund.