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Open Access (OA) Subvention Fund Policy

Who Is Eligible?

Any current University of Oklahoma-Norman regular faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member, or student author. Preference is given to authors who have not been previously funded. 

What is Eligible?

Articles: Article-processing charges (APCs) for scholarly, peer reviewed articles in true open access journals, listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct. Articles with a hybrid or delayed OA model are not eligible through this fund.* The journal must have a publicly available standard article fee schedule published and should have a policy to waive fees in case of economic hardship.

Books: Processing fees for scholarly, peer-reviewed books published open access. Publishers may be listed in the Directory of Open Access Books. Publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct


The fund is to support open access to research articles or books created without grant/gift funding. Articles or books for which other publication funding is available will not be eligible. Authors may receive funding up to $1,500 per fiscal year for publishing and processing fees, including open access pages charges; unused amounts will not roll over to future years. In the case of an article or book with multiple authors, each eligible author may apply for reimbursement for a prorated portion of the eligible fees. 

Reimbursement is made after publication and proper documentation of payment of publication fees is received. Documentation must include proof of fee payment, such as a credit card statement or receipt, and a verifiable link to the open access version of the work. 

Institutional Repository

Authors agree to retain their copyright and to post a copy of their work in the University’s institutional repository, SHAREOK.


You will find the application form at:

*The Office of the Vice President for Research will consider applications for other subvention needs.