In 2005 the University Board at Lund University took a decision on a publishing policy for the university that among other things says “Lund University should work to make all scientific journals adopt a publishing model, where the readers are given free access to the articles, directly or by self-archiving.” To support this transition a central fund supporting article processing costs was established in 2008. The fund is administered by the University Library. Earlier the publishing fund have been limited to a specified number of pure Open Access publishing houses and covered 100% of the article publishing cost.
Starting 2012-11-01 the following rules apply to the publication fund:
Everything submitted before 2012-11-01 to journals covered by the earlier publishing fund rules will be covered by 100% of the article publishing cost.
The usage of the fund has been growing rapidly. To give more researchers an opportunity to benefit we have chosen to reduce the part covered by the fund. Today many major funders demanding open access, also approves that part of the grant is used for publication costs and in some cases also offer the possibility to apply for specific publication funding. It is reasonable that these funding sources should also be used. Funding agencies demanding open access .
1. When the article is published by a publisher where we have a membership. The memberships give discounts and/or simplified administration of the publication fees.
*Regarding Hereditas we cover the publication fee, not the submission fee.
2. OA-journals where Lund University doesn’t have a membership
There are a number of publishers where their seriousness is in doubt. For articles submitted to journals from these publishers, we will not cover the publishing costs. We keep a list o f such publishers and give some general advice about things to look for when considering an unknown publisher or journal.
One alternative is to self-archive the article in LUP if the publisher allows self-archiving. Most funders approve of this alternative. Read more about self-archiving here.
Last updated: December 6, 2012
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