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Open Access Publishing Fund

The UMD Libraries is now accepting applications for the Open Access Publishing Fund for 2019-2020. Established as a recommendation of the 2013 Report of the Joint Provost/Senate Open Access Task Force, the fund helps UMD researchers cover article-processing charges levied by peer-reviewed open access journals.

Eligibility requirements and guidelines, along with a link to the online application form, are available at Please note that for 2019-2020, the Libraries will fund 50% of the fee for a single article.


Please contact Terry Owen ( if you have any questions about the fund.