Funds are available to UTK faculty and graduate students to support publication in open access journals. Open access publishing makes content available via the Internet with no charge to the end user.
The Open Publishing Support Fund, sponsored by the UT Office of Research and the University Libraries, will pay “article processing charges” sometimes levied by publishers. Researchers can apply for funding online to the Open Publishing Support Fund. The website also provides a list of open access publishers. Any open access publication will be considered, provided that its contents are made freely available at the time of initial publication.
Like traditional journals, scholarly open access journals undergo peer review. Key benefits of open access publishing are that authors retain their copyrights and receive greater exposure for their research results. Articles are freely available online to readers, increasing the potential for discovery and citation.
The Open Publishing Support Fund will continue through June 2011 or until funding is exhausted.