IntechOpen Drafts List of Funders who Support Open Access Book Publications

07 October 2016

At IntechOpen we feel that financial barriers should never prevent anyone from obtaining access to the research they need, nor prevent researchers from publishing their research because of such restrictions.  In recent years, publishing in Open Access has become even more important as the need to make information accessible for free is perpetuated worldwide.  This essentially means a shift in responsibility in terms of who is covering publication costs.  

In traditional scholarly publishing models, publication costs would often be covered by subscription fees paid by the end user not the content creator. Open Access shifts this responsibility to the researchers, their institutions and funding bodies, and now researchers are responsible for petitioning these organizations for Open Access funds.

This process can be confusing and extensive, therefore to lessen the burden and allow our authors to focus on their research experiments and further proliferation of knowledge, we have taken the time to investigate funding possibilities for our authors.  

We carried out a thorough analysis of the SHERPA/JULIET database and various other Open Access resources, such as ROARMAP. Our goal was to identify institutions and governmental agencies that support Open Access publications, have funds set aside for covering the costs of publishing in Open Access, or that list Open Access publication costs as an eligible budget item, and provide that information for our authors.   

Take a look at our entire list of Open Access Funders here.