What the UCSB-OAF Pilot funds cover:
Publication charges for not yet published research
Publications must be made immediately available, no embargo periods
What the UCSB-OAF Pilot funds do NOT cover:
What content types are eligible:
Peer reviewed journal articles
Types of journals supported:
Scholarly peer reviewed fully open access journals. Hybrid journas that offer publication fee discounts to UC authors.
Who is eligible for funding:
Other non-Senate academic appointees
Author affiliation must list the UC campus providing the funding
For works with multiple authors, at least one author must be affiliated with UCSB.
Authors must cite the fund as a source of support.
The pilot is limited to authors with no external funding. Exception: If authors have external funding that is earmarked for other expenses, they are eligible for funding under the UCSB-OAF pilot.
UC researchers are encouraged to add open access fees or article publication charges to their grant proposals.
Amount of reimbursement:
Up to $3,000 in publication fees for the duration of pilot period, 18-24 months. Reimbursement requests must be submitted within three months of publication. This is a pilot program subject to funding restraints.