Coverage of Publication Fees in Journals with Open Access
The board of the University of Agder made the following decision in regard to the budget of the University Library for 2010:
“The Library is awarded 0.15 million NOK to cover the cost of faculties’ OA publishing. This is to prevent these extra costs from having a negative impact in relation to the faculty’s expenses and the adopted strategy to encourage more OA publishing.”
These funds are allocated so that it will be possible for researchers at UoA to publish in journals with Open Access without being penalized financially. The following conditions are related to coverage of the publication fee:
- The journal must provide immediate Open Access for all to all articles in the journal
- Support will only be given for journals that are recognized publishing channels in DBH
- Support is only given after the article is accepted for publication
- Support is not given for additional charges (color, pages, etc.) for publishing in traditional journals
- Support will only be given for articles deposited in the University's open archive AURA
- Publishing fees are only covered for pure OA journals, not for hybrid journals with a voluntary OA option for each article (Open Choice etc)
- At least one author must be employed by UoA
The costs of publishing in journals with Open Access vary widely; a common publishing fee is approx. 10,000 NOK. Some journals with high costs for peer review and editorial work have publication fees of approx. 20,000 NOK. The maximum amount that can be covered for a publication is 25,000 NOK.
Please forward information including the potential publication fee regarding articles that are under consideration for OA publishing so that the University Library can budget the costs accurately.
Written confirmation from the journal that the article is accepted for publication should be sent together with the bill to Arthur N. Olsen (e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 38 14 13 72) at the University Library, D2 Gimlemoen.
More information about Open Access and the University's open archive AURA: