SFU Central Open Access Fund application form

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 Update: Important changes to the SFU Central Open Access Fund

Beginning April 1st 2024, we have made significant changes to the SFU Central Open Access Fund. 

For details about the changes to eligibility and amounts, please visit Learn more about changes to the SFU Central Open Access Fund.

The SFU Central Open Access (OA) Fund supports SFU authors who publish in fully open access journals that charge article processing charges.  

SFU authors are invited to fill out and submit this form to request financial support from the SFU Central Open Access Fund.

Before submitting your Open Access fund application

Please read the eligibility and guidelines information for the Fund before submitting your application.

If an alternate funding source is available that permits payment of submission fees, this source should be used before applying to the fund. 

This form should be completed at the time of article submission to the publisher.

Determine if your article or book chapter is eligible for funding

Are you the submitting or corresponding author?
Is the article or book chapter a result of your research conducted at SFU?
Have you included your SFU affiliation in your article or book chapter submission?

No: If you answered no to any of these questions, you are not eligible for funding from the OA Fund for this article.

Yes: If you answered yes you may be eligible for funding from the OA Fund for this article.  Please complete the rest of this form.

Information about you

Status at SFU

Publication information

Provide a link to the publication's website (e.g. PLOS Biology - http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/).

Note: This Fund covers only fees associated with open access publishing:

  • for fully open journals
  • and only if the total APCs (Article Processing Charges) for an article are under $3,500 CAD.
Please see the guidelines on eligible and ineligible journals.

Funding request

Confirmation regarding other sources of funding
Have you received funding from the SFU Central Open Access Fund after April 1st 2024?
Beginning April 1st 2024, the fund supports one article per author in total. 

Deposit in Summit and publicity

Deposit in Summit
Fund recipients must consent to deposit their work in Summit, SFU’s research repository.
If you have questions about the Open Access fund application, please enter them here.

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University for services provided by the SFU Library. The information will be used to administer applications to the SFU Central Open Access fund. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact Gwen Bird, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, at 778-782-3265 or gbird@sfu.ca.

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