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 for publishing 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.

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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