Film and Video Faculty Guide to the Library: Scholarship & Publishing

Open Access Funding

Open Access Fund changes

Effective September 1, the University Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Support Fund will continue to provide funding for articles accepted in fully Open Access (OA) journals, but individual articles in subscription journals will no longer be eligible for funding. We will also no longer prorate grant applications among authors or reduce funding for articles with non-GVSU coauthors. These changes reflect the changing publishing landscape and allow us to allocate university resources more strategically.

The rest of the fund criteria are unchanged: we will cover up to $3,000 in OA publishing costs per article, and each faculty member may receive up to $3,000 per fiscal year. These changes will not impact authors’ ability to publish in the journal of their choice, because traditional subscription publication remains an option in all hybrid journals. In addition, almost all hybrid journals allow authors to make a pre-publication version of their article OA. (The Libraries can help!)

The document below has many more details about the reason for these changes and their impact. To learn more, you can direct any questions, concerns, or comments to Matt Ruen, Scholarly Communications Outreach Coordinator,

Conferences & peer review

Not sure if a conference is using rigorous peer review to assess proposals? Ask me. We can do some research into the organization and/or associated publisher/s before you submit or register. Not all professional development opportunities, scholarly disseminators, etc., are equal.

Open Access: Pay for Publishing? Q&A

Q: Is the journal legitimate?

A: Look at the journal's website and the database Ulrichs Web. Check the Directory of Open Access Journals. See our Open Access Journal Quality Indicators.


Q: The publisher wants you to pay to publish your article?

A: Charging an author fee to defray costs of open access publishing is fairly common, and $200 is an example of a low fee. CSCE funds can now be used for publishing fees (called dissemination grants). More info about these funds is available here.

Scholarly Communication



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