50 Representative Documents:  Open Access Fund Descriptions
Cornell Open Access Publication Fund
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program director:
Kizer Walker 
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Cornell University Library 
Ithaca, NY 14853 
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Cornell Open Access Publication Fund
The COAP program has been funded again for the 2016-17 academic year and we are accepting
applications for reimbursement of eligible publishing and processing charges. Please note that we
have made a few changes to the scope and criteria of the program for the new academic year.
Open access scholarly publishing
Open access scholarly publishing is gaining ground
as an alternative to conventional means of
disseminating the results of academic research,
dispensing with cost barriers and use restrictions for
readers. Open access publishing makes
peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly work freely
available online to a worldwide readership. Open
access journals are now firmly established in many
fields of research and robust open access publishing
programs for scholarly books have begun to take
While open access publications are free to read, it costs money to manage the peer-review
process and produce and distribute electronic journals and books. Since open access
publishers do not charge subscription or other access fees, they must cover their operating
expenses through other sources. This may include foundation support, subventions, and
in-kind support, as well as processing fees paid by authors or on behalf of authors by
their institutions.
The Cornell Open Access Publishing fund
The Cornell Open Access Publishing (COAP) fund underwrites reasonable publication
charges for articles and books written by Cornell faculty, students, and staff, and published
in fee-based open access journals when other funding sources are not available.
From and from its inception in 2010 through the 2016 spring semester, the COAP program
has contributed to publication and processing charges for more than 100 open access
publications by more than 80 Cornell authors from more than 30 academic departments
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