We are committed to supporting open access publishing and the creation of scholarship by our students, faculty, and researchers. The Open Access Fund seeks to facilitate more choice in publishing by helping to offset the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Furman authors. It allows authors to consider a broader audience, retain more of their rights, and realize the benefits of Open Access without sacrificing their funding.
What do I need to know before I apply?
Read the full Open Access Fund Guidelines. By submitting an application form, you affirm that you have reviewed the Guidelines.
Who is eligible?
Furman University faculty, adjunct faculty, researchers, post-docs, staff and students in all disciplines are eligible to apply.
What types of publications are eligible?
Only peer-review, fully open access works published in reputable titles are eligible. “Reputability” will be determined by the Furman University Libraries in consultation with the applicant, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and other sources.
Are there limits on the funding?
Yes. These include, but are not limited to:
How do I apply?
Complete the application form on this page. The request will be reviewed for eligibility and you will be informed whether it has been approved.
What publications have been supported by the Open Access Fund?
Our funded publications are available in FUSE: https://scholarexchange.furman.edu/oa-fund/
The Furman University Libraries Open Access Fund is paid for and administered by the Furman University Libraries. For questions or concerns about the fund, guidelines, or eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to budget constraints, the Furman Libraries are not able to receive applications or disperse money from the Open Access Fund at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Allen.