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Open Access Publishing at the University of Notre Dame


Hesburgh Libraries currently supports OA publishing using the following methods:

  • Discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs) and fees through existing institutional memberships or subscriptions
  • Self-archiving of specific publication versions through our repository, CurateND
  • Waivers for APCs through institutional participation in transformative license agreements with specific publishers

A list of these discounts and waivers can be found here.

The library does not provide direct funding for APCs. We recommend that faculty seek funding from their department chairs or deans if the options listed above do not apply to their situation. Faculty may also consider applying to other institutes on campus.

Many publishers offer fee assistance programs which could include additional discounts or waivers if certain conditions are met. It's also important to note that many OA journals do not charge APCs or other fees. See the Directory of Open Access Journals or the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) for more information about specific journals.