The Open Access (OA) Publishing Fund was established by Campbell Library at Rowan University in June 2017 to support Rowan University authors at the Glassboro campus to publish in eligible/credible peer-reviewed open access publications (journals, books and datasets) when no alternative funding is available. Some open access publications charge a publication fee or an Article Processing Charge (APC) from authors. The Campbell Library will be piloting this fund in FY 2017-2018 to help offset (some of) the cost of APC. The fund has been established at a total of $20,000 of available support to authors, distributed on a rolling basis during FY 2017-2018
“Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.” -- SPARC
Rowan University with its recently awarded status as a research university provides Rowan community unique opportunities to expand their research and publications and the Rowan University Libraries are committed to support the campus’ research efforts. The goal of this fund is also to assist Rowan authors to explore new digital publishing models across various disciplines.
Please review guidelines on this page for eligibility and application requirements.
Who is eligible?
Full time tenure-track or tenured Rowan faculty at the Glassboro campus may apply for these funds.
The Campbell Library will review the proposals to determine if they meet the eligibility criteria detailed below. No consideration will be given to the content of the manuscript.
To use the open access funds, Rowan authors must meet the following requirements:
Applications will be received beginning September 1, 2017 and will be ongoing until funds are expended.
The fund will support one successful application of upto $2500 for a journal article or book per author per year.
Campbell Library will make a payment directly to the publisher if application is successful and upon proof of acceptance for publication of journal article or book.