12/1/2022: The open access fund has now been fully expended for this fiscal year (FY23). There has been increased demand every year, and we are working to address this. We recognize that this may be frustrating, but we are also working to find better ways to sustain open access publishing and we welcome your thoughts and input. Please contact us if you have further questions or suggestions.

Use this webform to request funding. Send the publisher's invoice to the Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing Program.

Email: dartmouthdigitalcommons@groups.dartmouth.edu

The Provost and Dartmouth College Library have agreed to underwrite reasonable article processing fees for open access scholarly journals for which funds are not otherwise available. These funds are available to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and research associates, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff while they are affiliated with Dartmouth College.

  • The request must be for $3,000 or less. This can be for the full publication fee or for a portion of it.
  • All articles in the journal must be fully open access. Hybrid journals, where some articles are open and some are behind a paywall, are not eligible for the COPE fund. To find out if a journal qualifies, see if it is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (most DOAJ journals qualify).
If you have questions about applying, please contact us at dartmouthdigitalcommons@groups.dartmouth.edu.

I therefore request support from the Provost/Library Fund to Support Open Access Publication for the following:
This funding will support the following work.
I attest to the following:
  1. The article will appear in a peer-reviewed journal.
  2. The journal named above is an established “pure” open access journal. The journal does not charge readers or their institutions for access to any of the peer-reviewed articles that it publishes.
  3. The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and the publisher is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adheres to its Code of Conduct.
  4. The funds I am requesting will be used for publication fees (including page charges) and submission fees.
  5. In my estimation, the fees charged by the journal are reasonable. They are based on a standard fee schedule.
  6. Alternative funding to support these fees is not currently available. If research for the article was supported by gifts or grants, the granting agency, foundation, or other institution supporting the research (including Dartmouth College itself) does not allow granted funds to be used for article processing fees, or does not provide funds for article processing fees. (Please note that NIH, NSF, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, among other large granting agencies, will fund open access publications through their research grants.) The journal named above has a policy to substantially waive fees in case of economic hardship.
  7. I understand that the source of funding for publication fees will be made public.