University of Oklahoma authors are invited to apply to the newly created Open Access Book Subvention Fund to support the costs of publishing open access books through October 15.
Dependent upon costs, the fund will support the publication of two or more open access books each fiscal year. Proposals utilizing a university press are especially encouraged, and faculty must use publishers that are members of OASPA or adhere to its Code of Conduct.
The fund is supported by the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, the University Libraries, and Vice President of Research and Partnerships.
A minimum of one award each year will be to a faculty member from the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences.
Research on open access monographs has indicated the cost of production varies, from as low as $5,000 to $15,000 or higher.
However, open access publishing requires authors cover more of the costs of publication, and inadequate funding deters book authors from considering this model for their work.
Because scholars in book fields have fewer options available to them to increase the potential impact of their research, the new fund will address this need and support OU’s Lead On strategic plan to position the university as a top-tier research institution by increasing the research’s worldwide visibility and impact. Open access research, or “open scholarship,” promotes inclusivity, transparent and trustworthy research, innovation, and collaboration. Open access authors retain the copyright to their work.
The fund is supported by the University Libraries, the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President of Research and Partnerships.