Information for Authors
Who is eligible to apply for the Open Access Fund?
Are there limits to the amount that an author can request?
What if there are multiple Cal State LA co-authors? Are there limits to the amount that one paper can receive?
Which Cal State LA co-author should submit the application?
What happens in the case of multiple authorship, when some authors are from Cal State LA and others are not?
Do authors need to exhaust other funding sources that can be used to pay for submission fees before applying to the Open Access Fund?
Are Cal State LA University authors being told to publish in certain journals?
Eligibility Criteria & Award Process
What types of journals are eligible for the Fund?
What types of fees are covered by the fund?
Can the Open Access Fund be used to cover formats other than journal articles that are openly accessible, such as conference presentations and monographs?
Can I be reimbursed for an Open Access article I've already published?
What is the procedure for payment?
Who decides which applications are funded?
After submitting the request form, when can I expect to hear back if I'll receive support?
How do I apply?
Open Access Publishing
What is an open access journal?
Do open access journals employ peer review?
What is a hybrid journal?
How can I make my research freely available to readers if I have used up my grant allotment for the academic year or if the Open Access Fund has run out of money?
Do other institutions have this kind of fund?
From where does the money for the Open Access Fund come?
Where can I get further information?