***PLEASE REVIEW NEW PROCEDURE BELOW*** To promote open-access publishing activities at UTA, the UTA Libraries has established the Go Open Fund as a pilot project. The fund assists UTA faculty, staff, and students choosing to publish open-access (OA) articles, books, or other works that have a cost associated with publication (such as an article processing charge or APC). This program was designed as a stopgap measure to bridge your need to openly publish your work during this time of disruption to the scholarly communication system. Note: this funding is not a meritorious or competitive award.
Who may apply?
All current UTA faculty, staff, and students may apply for funding.
***NEW PROCEDURE*** Who reviews and approves my application?
***NEW PROCEDURE as of 16 April 2018*** Your dean must sign your application to indicate approval of it. When you fill out and submit the application form, you will be emailed a copy of it within 5 business days. At that time, it is your responsibility to print out the application and obtain your dean's signature. Once this action is complete, you will need to return the form to Jody Bailey, who makes final decisions about approvals.
What types of works are covered?
OA journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, monograph chapters, and other scholarly material such as datasets. Please see the criteria below for eligibility requirements.
What fee is covered?
The article processing charge (APC) or similar fee is covered under this fund, up to the limits outlined below. No other fees are covered.
What dollar limits apply?
Over the course of the fiscal year, the total funding of any author may not exceed $3,000. This may be for one work (article, monograph, conference proceeding, etc.) or could possibly be divided among several works during the fiscal year.
If there are multiple authors for a work, any author may apply as long as she or he is a current UTA faculty, staff member, or student.
What additional expectations exist?
Journals must meet both of the following eligibility criteria: one criterion relating to the OA model of the journal and one criterion related to quality control:
Journals must additionally show eligibility in one of the following two ways:
For journals that do not qualify under the quality control criteria, UTA Libraries reserves the right to make occasional exceptions.
Books and book chapters are eligible for the fund if the following two criteria are met:
The entirety of the book must be freely available online via the Internet immediately upon publication, regardless of whether the application is for a book or book chapter. Applications where only a portion of a book is freely available will not be considered. The book must be made available under an open access license, such as a Creative Commons license.
The book must undergo independent and external peer review prior to publication. Additionally one of the following two criteria must be met: The publisher must be a member of OASPA (described on the Journal Articles tab) or be in the Directory of Open Access Books Publisher List.
For books or book publishers that do not qualify under the quality control criteria, the library reserves the right to make occasional exceptions.
The library will consider these works on a case-by-case basis using criteria analogous to the criteria for journal articles and books. In all cases, the publisher must be committed to making its content freely available upon publication and must have a peer review process.
We welcome your application form any time before the article is published. Once the article is published, it is no longer eligible for funding. Additionally, the Libraries will pay the publisher directly and cannot reimburse authors, so please do not pay any fees before publication.
For authors whose work has already been accepted for publication but not published:
For authors whose work has not been submitted to a journal yet, or who have submitted to a journal but are still are waiting for acceptance by the journal: