The following publishers offer discounted article processing charges (APCs) for University of Michigan authors. If you have questions about any of the library's open access agreements with publishers, please email email@example.com.
The University Library does not have a fund to support article processing charges (APCs), color figure fees, or other fees associated with publishing journal articles. We recommend considering the following funding sources.
Take publication costs into account when applying for funding and write publication costs into your grant. If you are seeking to publish work that was previously funded, check with your funding agency to see if you can use funds to cover publication costs.
Most faculty have funds available to them individually that can be used to cover travel, materials, equipment, publication costs, and other expenses associated with their work. Your academic unit might recommend (and in some cases require) that you expend these funds first before seeking additional funding at the level of your department or school/college.
Departments and schools/colleges offer research incentive funds. While policies vary by unit, publication costs generally accepted as an expense that can be covered using these funds. Consult your chair and/or associate dean(s) to learn more.
Some units have unique opportunities for funding. For example, in LSA an application for the Associate Professor Support Fund could include publication charges as part of the budget. Consult your chair and/or associate dean(s) to learn more.
The library and the university provide support and information regarding open access. Take advantage of the resources and services below.