Open Access Book: Publication Fee
Step 1: Find your country in the Country Classifications List (Acrobat (pdf) -format):
Step 2: Pay the publication fee on appropriate web page:
Publication fee includes both:processing and submission charges per chapter. No additional charges for colour, pages, etc. will be reuired.
Where to obtain financial support for publication fee ?
Many national and private research funding organizations and universities explicitly cover such publication fees for books and book chapters originated in funded research projects. Many funding agencies explicitly allow the use of research grants for the payment of publication fee to publish open access books. In addition, numerous institutes have created central funds to cover publication fees.
Co-Action maintains a list of institutional publishing funds
SPARC maintains a list of North American universities and university libraries that have created publication fee funds
The Open Access Directory also features a list of institutional funds for open access publishing.
Sherpa has a consolidated list of Research funders' open access policies by country.
In the United Kingdom:
The Wellcome Trust “expects authors of research papers to maximise the opportunities to make their results available for free” for original research articles submitted for publication after 1 April 2013.
Authors funded under any of the UK Research Councils (RCUK) can pay for publication fee from their block grants for papers submitted for publication after 1 April 2013.
In the USA:
The NIH public access policy aims to ensure "the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research."
The OSTP policy on Open Access, outlined by Director John P. Holdren, is defined to ensure "results of federally funded scientific research are made available to and useful for the public, industry, and the scientific community. Such results include peer-reviewed publications and digital data [...]"
Authors that are funded by the European Commission FP7 program are eligible for reimbursement of the article processing charges. Details can be found in the FP7 model Grant Agreement.
Switzerland: Researchers receiving Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funding can cover costs of publication in OA journals via the project budget.
Further: Open Access publications from research funding under Horizon 2020 will be mandatory, and expected to be effective as of 2014, thus allowing for the results of publicly funded research and innovation to be maximised.
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