K-State Open Access Publishing Fund

The K-State Open Access Publishing Fund (KOAPF) supports making K-State research and scholarship immediately, freely and globally available through open access.

When support is not available from other sources, the KOAPF will assist K-State authors by paying reasonable article processing charges to publish in open-access journals.

If you need help estimating fees, please contact the Center for Scholarly Publishing at cads@k-state.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the KOAPF and open access publishing. Applications for the KOAPF are currently not being accepted. The request form will be reopened if it is determined additional funds are available to be dispersed. Please contact the Center for Scholarly Publishing at cads@k-state.edu if you have any questions.


Apply for a KOAPF award

The KOAPF will accept applications at the beginning of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funds are limited, and once all funds have been awarded, the application will close. Announcements will be made in K-State Today when the application is open.

K-State Libraries subscribe to a number of read-and-publish agreements. Some provide article processing charge (APC) benefits for K-State authors, including discounts and the removal of APC charges. Please note, other benefits include only a limited number of APC waivers per year.

Learn more about open access publishing agreements