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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2023     Views: 19

Yes! At Montana State University, our goal is to remove financial barriers to access so that anyone in the world may read and benefit from the research conducted here in Montana.

Publishing articles and books carry associated costs, even if the publication is purely digital. Journals spend money managing review, copy editing, and formatting articles, publishing them in print or online, and promoting them. To pay for this work, some journals ask that the author pay a charge (commonly referred to as an Article Processing Charge or APC). This fee often becomes a barrier between an author and open access publishing.

The MSU Library provides an open access author fund to help remove the barrier between MSU authors and open access publishing. For details about the fund, and how to apply, please review the Author Fund 2023-24 information. The library also has read & publish agreements with several publishers

If you have questions about this funding source or open access in general, please contact Leila Sterman.