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Open Access Support

Publish Open Access

Thanks to agreements between OhioLINK and five major publishers, UD authors can publish open access at no charge in eligible journals published by:

University Libraries also has a five-journal agreement with The Company of Biologists.

Contact Christina Beis, Director of Collections Strategies and Services, for UD-specific protocols for open access publishing.

Open Access Publishing Fund

In order to support open access publishing, University Libraries will pay up to $1,000 per article to help offset open access journal and book fees. 

The fund supported eight UD projects during the 2023-2024 cycle. 

The application form will reopen on July 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.


“Without the help of the UD, I couldn’t publish this paper”

Meet two researchers whose publishing journeys were enhanced by a library fund and consortium agreements that ensure UD scholarship is published fee-free and open access.

Guidelines for Open Access Fund

Article publication charges (APCs) or Open Access Fees (OA Fees) for previously unpublished articles

  • In fully open access journals (in which all articles are available open access)
  • Where articles are made immediately available, with no embargo period
The journals must be
  • Listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals or
  • Hold membership in the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
  • Publish its standard fee schedules

Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Color charges
  • Page charges
  • Illustration fees
  • Submission fees
  • Charges for open access in hybrid journals (journals that allow authors to purchase open access on an article-by-article basis or allow open access after a delay)

  • Current University of Dayton faculty and graduate students
  • The Open Access Fund may not be used by authors with gift or grant funding except where the grant prohibits the use of funds to cover these charges

  • $1,000 is the maximum any one applicant may be awarded in one calendar year. The person who completes the application will be considered the applicant for the article
  • The Open Access fund will cover a maximum of $1,000 for any one article
  • The Open Access Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. When the funds are exhausted, no additional applications will be considered

Authors are required to add an acknowledgement to all articles sponsored by the fund such as:

Funding for Open Access provided by the University of Dayton Libraries Open Access Fund.