52 Representative Documents:  Open Access Fund Descriptions
Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity (COPE) Fund
Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity
(COPE) Fund
The Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE) is a
program by universities to support equity in business models used
for scholarly publishing. Each participating university commits to
“underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by
its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for
which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds.”
The program is intended to reduce barriers to open-access publishing
to support the ability for scholarly authors who wish to make their work open access to do
so, even in cases where they do not otherwise have funding available to cover article
processing charges (APCs). This program is not intended as a subsidy for publishers or
simply as subvention for authors, but aims to provide support for Duke authors to choose
the venue for their work that best suits their needs, to make Duke research as broadly
available as possible, and to reduce financial disincentives for publishing in open access
At Duke, the fund is supported by Duke University Libraries, the Office of the Provost, the
School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.
Can COPE funds support my work?
Duke University provides COPE funds to reimburse authors for article-processing fees
accrued when publishing in peer-reviewed journals that are:
listed in the  Directory of Open Access Journals
members of the  Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
published in a fully open-access format based on a published schedule of article
processing fees
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