NOTICE: 8 April 2022: The UCSF Open Access Fund has officially shut down, since the funds are over-committed for the fiscal year. The Library will not be resuming the fund in the new fiscal year due to budget limitations. This does not impact publisher agreements that cover or discount open access publishing fees for UCSF authors. Those agreements remain active, and additional publisher agreements are forthcoming. See Fund Announcements for additional information.
Note changes to applicant eligibility below, effective 1 December 2021, and changes to reimbursements, effective 30 March 2022. The Open Access Publishing Fund is made available by the Library to the UCSF community so that their scholarly articles and books may be openly published for all to access and use. Authors are also eligible for open access funding support through multiple publisher agreements (which operate separately from this Fund) and may share a version of their published articles through UC's open access policies.
Applicant Eligibility - Journal Articles
Applicant Eligibility - Books & Book Chapters
UCSF researchers are encouraged to include a line item for open access article or book processing charges in grant proposals. Many funders, including the NIH and the Gates Foundation, cover such costs.
Authors who meet the eligibility criteria above may receive:
Journal Article Criteria
Book & Book Chapter Criteria
For reference: Evaluating Journals and Conferences
Names of award recipients and information about publications funded will be included on this web site and in reports and announcements about the fund. Your feedback about this fund is important for our evaluation, so we will send an occasional brief survey to funding recipients.