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 the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at cads@k-state.edu.

Apply for funding

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