Open Access Publishing Fund


Because the initial funding was exhausted in December 2012, The Library’s Open Access fund is now closed. Over the next several months, we will be evaluating the program’s performance and preparing a plan for long-term funding.


The Library has created a fund to support open access publishing at OHSU. The fund will pay article processing charges for OHSU employees and students. Open access broadens the availability of journal articles and can positively affect the scientific impact of one’s work. The fund is intended to reduce barriers to open access publishing and allow authors to choose the best possible venue for their research. 

What is supported:

The fund can be used to support article processing charges for publication in open access, peer-reviewed journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The fund can also be used to support “hybrid” open access publishing, wherein individual articles from subscription journals are made openly available when the author pays a fee.

The fund cannot be used to support a publisher’s figure, color illustration, or page fees.


Funding is available to OHSU employees and students without access to grant or foundation money to pay article processing charges.

Awards will be given on a first come, first served basis until the funding is exhausted.


There is no limit on the number of awards or funding an individual author can receive; however, priority will be given to authors we have not yet funded.


The OHSU Library will pay publishers directly.

When to Apply:

Authors may apply at the time of initial journal submission or when the article is accepted for publication. Funding decisions will normally be communicated within two weeks.

If the funding request is approved, authors should notify the Library when the article is accepted for publication, if the author withdraws it from consideration, or if the journal does not accept the manuscript.

Authors who have not yet chosen a journal, can schedule a pre-submission consultation with OHSU’s Scholarly Communication Librarian to discuss their publication and funding options.

Questions and Comments:

Please send your questions and comments to Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian.