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The Columbia Open-Access Publication (COAP) Fund will underwrite reasonable article-processing fees for
open-access journals when funds are not otherwise available. The fund is supported by Columbia University
Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS). CUL/IS has established the COAP Fund in fulfillment of Columbia’s
commitment to the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity.
Read the fund guidelines below.
View frequently asked questions.
Apply for COAP reimbursement by following the instructions for application and reimbursement.
Browse a list of articles supported by the COAP Fund.
The goals of the COAP Fund are to support innovative models of scholarly publishing; Increase access to
Columbia’s research and scholarship; and aid Columbia faculty, students, and staff who want to publish in
open-access journals but who do not have other sources of funding to cover article-processing fees.
Eligible Authors
The COAP Fund is available to any Columbia faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member, or
student author. Authors who were at Columbia while the research was conducted may also qualify for
reimbursement. The fund is not currently available to Columbia affiliates including Barnard College,
Teachers College, or Union Theological Seminary.
Eligible Articles
COAP funds apply to article-processing fees for scholarly peer-reviewed articles.
Eligible Publication Venues
COAP funds may be used to pay article-processing fees in open-access journals (i.e., journals that do not
charge readers or their institutions for access to the peer-reviewed articles they publish). Eligible journals
Provide unfettered access to all peer-reviewed articles. Journals with a hybrid open-access model or
delayed open-access model are not eligible.
Be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association OR adhere to its Code of
Have publicly available a standard article fee schedule.
Have a policy to waive fees in cases of economic hardship (though some exceptions to this
requirement may be allowed).
Many, though not all, eligible journals will be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
No Other Sources of Funding Available
The COAP Fund is a limited resource intended to support open access publishing across the university. We
expect researchers to request funding for open access publication from their funding agency if they can do
so (the National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will all
fund open access publication as part of their research grants). If such funds are not available, we welcome
your application to the COAP Fund.
No Departmental Funds were used
The COAP Fund can only be used to reimburse individuals and not departments. Only researchers who paid
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