Thomas Jefferson University provides financial support to faculty, students, and staff who wish to publish in Open Access (OA) journals through its Open Access Fund. Financial support covers Article Processing Charges (APC)*.
As part of Jefferson's commitment to the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE), this fund will raise awareness of the high-quality Open Access publishing options and increase the reach and impact of Jefferson scholarship.
Open Access Fund Policy:
Authors or publishers with sufficient funding from grants or contracts should not apply. We encourage researchers to include a line-item on future grant proposals for dissemination or open access costs.
If your journal does not meet the criteria listed above, you may apply for a waiver. To be considered, include with your application a letter that explains why the journal is respected in its field with confirmation from a supervisor and/or Jefferson librarian. If you would like assistance determining the eligibility of a journal, please email AskALibrarian@jefferson.edu.
First, email Elizabeth.TenHave@jefferson.edu to find out if funds remain for the year. If funds are available, complete this application once your article has been accepted and you have an invoice for the APC. You will be notified via email (typically within 10 business days) with a decision and instruction for payment.
Need assistance with writing or getting your work published? Contact the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication for a free consultation.
Articles funded by the Jefferson Open Access fund are included in the documents below according to the fiscal year in which they were funded and published.