Lamson Library offers a limited amount of funding each year to support open access publishing. The fund is supported by the Lamson Library collections budget, which is contributing $2,000 in FY 2023-2024. The maximum individual award amount is $2,000, or the total amount of the fee to publish, whichever is less.
The primary goal of the Lamson Open Access Fund is to support innovative models of scholarly publishing by supporting Plymouth State faculty, students, and staff who choose to publish in open-access platforms and do not have other sources of funding for author processing charges (APCs).
- Applications will be considered from full-time faculty, staff or student who is the primary or corresponding author.
- Authors must be employed by or enrolled in Plymouth State University.
- Publications may be scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters or contributions to peer-reviewed scholarly monographs, or scholarly peer-reviewed monographs. Only trusted, reputable publishers will be considered. If you're not sure if your publication qualifies, visit ThinkCheckSubmit.org for guidance. The Think-Check-Submit checklist will be used to make determinations for ambiguous cases.
- The publication must be fully and immediately open access. Publications in “hybrid open-access” (which also charge subscription fees) or “delayed open-access” journals and monographs are not eligible.
- The publication must allow authors to retain copyright.
- All publications awarded funding will be deposited in the Summit institutional repository.
- Authors are limited to one award per year.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please expect a response within 30 days of making the application.
For funds to be awarded, applicants will need to submit an invoice for the APC. Awards will be distributed as a reimbursement for fees paid.
For more information, please contact Alice Pearman, Collection Management Librarian.