Open Access Article Publishing

Publishing in open access journals often requires paying article processing charges (APCs). APCs are fees that publishers charge authors to cover the costs of publishing and distributing the author’s work in open access journals. Chapter processing charges (CPCs) are fees associated with publishing a chapter in an open access edited volume. These charges can vary in amount from publisher to publisher. APC publishing waivers and awards may help University of Cincinnati faculty members cover these costs. 

Waivers and Publishing Partnerships

The University of Cincinnati Library is proud to offer APC waivers for hundreds of academic journals through our OhioLINK membership. These waivers can save faculty thousands of dollars in APCs and provide the widest dissemination and usage of research and scholarly writing. Before choosing a journal to submit for publication, check the list for our current partnerships for available publishing waivers on the UC Libraries Read and Publish Deals libguide. Each publisher has its own criteria. All publishing waivers are claimed through the application process of the journal.

Email us with any questions about waivers and publishing partnerships.

Open Access Article Fund

Grand funds are not available at this time. Please check back for updates or contact us with your questions. 

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Publishing An Open Access Journal at UC

Visit Journals@UC to view our open access journals publishing platform. If you are a UC faculty member looking to host an existing or new journal locally, email us

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  • What’s New? Award funding to cover the cost of APCs when publishing open access articles
  • Accepted submissions: Research articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports. Books and book chapters are not eligible.
  • Eligibility: Open to University of Cincinnati faculty and full-time graduate students who cannot obtain no-charge publishing through partnership publications. For non-partnership publications, authors must exhaust all other grant or scholarship funding for publication. We do not reimburse authors for invoices that are already paid.
  • Restrictions: Recipient is eligible for one award per academic year. The maximum award is $3,000. Book reviews, discussions, editorials, introductions, letters, meeting reports, proceedings, books and book chapters are ineligible for publication. The journal considered will be evaluated and must qualify as a peer-reviewed and non-predatory publication. 
  • How to apply: Applications are closed for fiscal year 2024.