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We can work with you on your publication strategies and other dissemination needs, such as:

Navigating the publishing process

Evaluating publishing options

Negotiating publishing agreements

Copyright, author rights and guidance on licensing your work

Strategies for openly sharing and publishing your work.

Open access funding and support

While the majority of open access journals publish articles for free, many of the most well-known open access publishers do require that authors pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to offset the cost of publication. The ASU Library supports ASU authors through our relationships with publishers, as well as administers the ASU Open Access Publication Fund.

The ASU Open Access Publication Fund

The Office of the University Provost and ASU Knowledge Enterprise have made available $30,000 per fiscal year to help defray the costs associated with open access publishing. This fund supports investigators and scholars in making their work freely available by publishing in open access journals. Awards are available to ASU affiliates at all career stages, including undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The fund is administered by the ASU Library, with the ASU Senate’s Research and Creative Activities Committee serving in an advisory role. The maximum award amount is $1,500.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be a current ASU affiliate, for whom ASU is their home institution. Manuscripts accepted within 365 days of an ASU student’s graduation or postdoctoral fellow’s separation from ASU are also eligible, provided that the work was submitted to the publisher when the former student or fellow was still affiliated with ASU.
  • The corresponding author does not have access to sponsored funding or other ASU internal funds (e.g., RID, IIA, start-up) that could be used to pay all or part of the article processing charges.
  • The author has not received an award from the fund during the current fiscal year.
  • The journal must either be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals or be listed by Scimago as a first or second quartile (Q1 or Q2) journal in their field. If you have questions about journal eligibility, contact us.
  • Fees charged by publishers and journals with whom the ASU Library already has arranged for open access publishing discounts are not eligible for reimbursement. See a list of ASU Library's open access partnerships below.
  • Publications must be made available without any embargo period.

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Open Access Publishing Discounts for ASU Authors

ASU Library is able to provide waivers or discounts on APCs with certain publishers as a result of the following partnerships and subscriptions:

Visit the Scholarly Communication Library Guide for further details about publishing discounts.