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Funding available for fully Open Access publishing

As we approach Semester 2 we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind St Andrews authors who choose fully Open Access (OA) journals of funds available to support their publishing.

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) block grant

If you're funded in whole or in part by any of the 7 UK Research Councils and your chosen journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (https://doaj.org/) you can access the block grant to pay the article processing charge (APC).

Wellcome Trust and the Charities Open Access Fund (COAF)

COAF funds fully OA publication and, until January 2020, continues to support OA in subscription journals (hybrid publication).
COAF will only pay for Open Access and won't pay other publication charges.

Library Open Access Fund

Since 2013 this fund has been made available to St Andrews authors who don't have any other source of funds and who choose fully OA journals. 

Provided the submitting or corresponding author is a member of staff, the journal is listed in https://doaj.org/ and you confirm there are no other funds, we can arrange to pay the APC.
Where possible the publication should be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis.


Further information is on our website. If you are a St Andrews author and would like to access any of these funds, please contact openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk for help and support.

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