The compact for open-access publishing equity supports equity in business models by committing each university to "the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds."
This program is intended to reduce barriers to open access publishing. It is not intended as a subsidy for publishers, but as support for Duke authors to choose the venue for their work that best suits their needs.
The fund, which is supported by Duke University Libraries and the Office of the Provost, is used to support article-processing fees for publication in any peer-reviewed journal that is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and is published in a fully open access format based on a published schedule of article processing fees.
The fund cannot be used to support “hybrid” open access publishing, where individual articles from journals that are generally subscription access only are made openly available when author fees are paid. Only journals that do not charge readers or institutions for access to peer-reviewed content are eligible.
Reimbursement is available to Duke faculty members, post-doc researchers, and graduate or professional students who are authors of articles accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed, open access publication.
Authors must apply for reimbursement and attest that the journal complies with all eligibility requirements (see below). Application can be made at any time, although reimbursement cannot be processed until an article is accepted for publication in an eligible journal
All reimbursement is on a first come, first served basis up until the funding for a given year is exhausted.
Individual authors may receive a maximum of $3,000 reimbursement of article processing fees in an academic year. Reimbursement for a single article may be up to $2000. Unused funds do not roll over to future years
When there are multiple eligible Duke authors for an article, each author is responsible for a prorated portion of article processing fees and can be reimbursed for that amount, up to the annual cap.
Articles that are supported by a gift or grant from a foundation, institution or agency that allows granted funds to be used for article processing fees are not eligible for reimbursement from COAPE funds.
Authors who wish to apply for reimbursement under this program should complete this application form.
Open Access for Scholarly Writing (Duke Today, March 2010)
Faculty Move Forward on Open Access Policy (Duke Today, March 2010)
Open Access at Duke (Scholarly Communications @ Duke, March 2010)
Setting the Default to Open: Paolo Mangiafico, on Open Access at Duke University (opensource.com, May 2010)
Duke Joins Compact for Open Access to Scholarly Journals (Duke Today, October 2010)Libraries Offer Tools and Support for Open-Access Publishing (Duke Libraries, June 2011)
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