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Baylor University Libraries Open Access Article Processing Charge (APC) Funding Pilot

The pilot has ended as our funds have been depleted.

1. Submit a manuscript to an Open Access journal.

  • Identify an open access publication appropriate for your research.
  • Submit your manuscript.
  • Undergo the peer review process.
  • Receive notification of your paper's acceptance.
  • Do not pay the Article Processing Charge (APC) before receiving funding.

2. Fill out an Application for Funding.

The pilot has ended as our funds have been depleted.

Be sure your article has been accepted before completing this step

  • Complete the APC Fund Request form and include a PDF of the publication acceptance notification.
  • Remember the following maximums:
    • $3,000 per author per fiscal year (June 1 - May 31);
    • $3,000 for APC for a fully open access publication; and
    • $1,500 for APC for a hybrid access publication.
  • Contact if you do not have a response within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

3. Pay the Article Processing Charge.

Be sure your application has been approved before completing this step

  • For a single payment, forward the invoice for the APC to the library.
  • For a split payment (some costs to be paid by the Baylor Libraries and some costs to be paid by you or another institution), send an e-mail message.
  • Add an acknowledgement to your manuscript: "Publication was made possible, in part, by support from the Open Access Fund sponsored by the Baylor University Libraries."

4. Deposit into BEARdocs.

After your work has been published:

Failure to complete this final step will make you ineligible for future funding for APCs.

University Libraries

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