Mason announced the establishment of the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) to provide financial support to Mason scholars and researchers who wish to publish in open access (OA) journals. Establishment of the $25,000 fund is in direct response to faculty interest in open access journal publishing.
Support for the article processing fees required by some OA journals will be available to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and registered graduate students. More information and application forms will be posted to the University Libraries’ homepage (library.gmu.edu). The OAPF will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, concluding once all the funds have been awarded during the fiscal year.