The Open Access Fund supports UCSB authors who want to make their research free to all readers immediately upon publication. Eligible authors will be reimbursed up to $3000, per academic year, for open access publishing fees in scholarly peer reviewed fully open access publications listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Applications for funding are accepted as long as funds are available. We enourage authors to apply for funding at the time of submission.
There is no permanent source of funding for the program. The program is administered by the UCSB Library and supported by the UCSB Academic Senate and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.