27 SPEC Kit 353: Funding Article Processing Charges
25. Describe any members of your institution’s community who are excluded from receiving support.
Classified staff, undergraduates
Everyone besides the above
Former students, faculty, and staff
Graduate students, undergraduates, non-faculty
Hospital employees who are not also affiliated with the university.
Members of affiliated institutions who are excluded from COAP include: Barnard College, Teachers
College, or Union Theological Seminary or Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) are excluded
from receiving support.
Nobody is specifically excluded, but undergrad researchers are not included; neither are
temporary staff.
Staff members
The Health Sciences Library did not have formalized criteria for funding and considered each request
on a case-by-case basis.
Undergraduate students
Undergraduate students; staff; faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows from affiliated colleges
Visiting scholars, researchers who are part of institutes but are not affiliated with the university.
26. Are APC awards distributed or prorated among multiple authors? N=31
Yes, prorated among authors at the same institutions 7 23%
Yes, both of the above 3 10%
Yes, prorated among all authors regardless of affiliation 0 0%
No 21 67%
Comments N=10
Yes, prorated N=4
Each author will be responsible for a prorated portion up to a total per-article cap of $3,000.
Proration occurs if the authors request.
We have supported some papers with authors at other institutions, where the author had a previous but
not current affiliation with the university. In those cases we have allowed the institution to fund the
non-university authors’ shares.
We prorate reimbursements based on the number of authors on a paper. Only university-affiliated
authors are eligible for reimbursement.
No N=6
A university-affiliated author is eligible for up to $1,500 per year to be applied to a single paper. Multiple
authors on the same paper don’t matter. For example, two local authors wouldn’t get $3,000 for a single
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