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Drexel Libraries Announces Author Funding for Open Access Publishing

January 18, 2022

As part of its efforts to raise awareness of open access to research, the Drexel University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Open Access Publishing Fund. The fund will help subsidize the article processing charges (APCs) Drexel scholars must pay to publish in Open Access (OA) journals.

Starting in 2022, the Libraries will provide up to $2,000 per author to cover the APC costs required to publish in an approved OA publication. All Drexel University researchers, faculty, staff and currently enrolled students from any discipline or University department who have an accepted manuscript may apply for funds, regardless of alternative funding.

The application process is now open through June 2022. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first approved basis until June 30, 2022, or the fund is depleted.  

Numerous Drexel researchers have expressed a need for support in funding OA publishing fees. The Libraries’ new pilot OA Publishing Fund aims to help Drexel researchers publish their research in OA journals and to educate the Drexel community about Open Access and the importance and benefits of controlling their copyright.

“The Drexel Libraries’ new Open Access Publishing Fund will help remove some of the financial barriers our authors face when looking to publish their research in OA journals,” said Brad Eden, Director, Scholarly Connections, and the manager of the pilot program. “We hope that by helping to subsidize APCs, we will raise awareness of the high-quality Open Access publishing options available to our authors, while increasing the reach and impact of Drexel scholarship and research worldwide.”

Learn more about the requirements and use the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund Request Form to submit your application. Initial responses will be sent within five business days of receiving the request.

For questions about the Open Access Publishing Fund, email Brad Eden, Director, Scholarly Connections, at