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Open Access: Open Access Fund

A Guide to Open Access. What is it ? Why is it important ?

Applying for Funds

One way Van Wylen Library backs up its commitment to furthering open access to scholarly communication is by maintaining a small fund to offset the costs of article processing charges. Hope faculty may apply for funding (limit: $1500 per article) by submitting a copy of their acceptance letter, a pre-print copy of their paper (for inclusion in our institutional repository), and a copy of the invoice.

These funding requests should be sent to If we are able to fund your request, we will either transfer the funds to your departmental account or pay your invoice directly.

Please make sure you submit your acceptance letter, a pre-print copy of your paper, and a copy of the invoice with your request.

n.b. This fund may only be used to offset author fees for article publication in an open access journal. We will not support paying fees to publish OA in a subscription journal (AKA hybrid journal).