Follow these instructions to request funding for article publishing charges (APC) for articles in journals listed in the DOAJ and that provide free, immediate access to the contents and unrestricted non-commercial use with no embargo periods. Hybrid journals that make only selected articles open access (OA) are not eligible for funding. Please see Open Access Guidelines for funding eligibility.

  1. Ask the journal publisher about the possibility of a waiver or reduction of publishing charges. Report the results of your request in the appropriate box on the online form.
  2. Request matching funds for half the APC cost from your department or reporting unit. Report the results of your request in the appropriate box on the online form.
  3. Complete and submit the online application form. You will receive an email from University Libraries regarding the decision. (It is recommended that requests for funding are made prior to article submission to ensure academic unit approval).
  4. Once the article is accepted, submit the invoice and a copy of the email confirmation to serials@kent.edu (University Libraries)
Lead Author Information
We encourage researchers to use grant funds before requesting University Library support. In cases where grant funding is not available, we ask that you request matching funds for half the APC cost from your department or reporting unit.
Please supply the name of the funder(s) and the amount(s) provided
Please list any additional authors and their institutional affiliation
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The library requests that the department or unit matches funds for 50% of the APC cost. See instructions at the top of the page.
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