University of Idaho - Open Access Publishing Fund

The University of Idaho - Open Access Publishing Fund (OAPF) supports U of I authors in their efforts to publish in open access journals.

During FY 2021, the University of Idaho Library, Office of the Provost, and Office of Research and Economic Development have allocated a combined total of $50,000 to pay article processing charges (APCs) in eligible open access journals.

History of the OAPF

As a land grant university, the University of Idaho seeks to "shape the future through innovative thinking" and "expand the institution's intellectual and economic impact."1

The U of I - OAPF supports this vision by making the innovative research conducted at U of I as widely accessible as possible.

Supporting open access models of publication demonstrates that U of I embraces equity of access, which is a catalyst for increased impact and visibility throughout the state, nation, and beyond.

During the first two years (FY 2019 and FY 2020), the U of I Library, Office of the Provost, and Office of Research and Economic Development allocated a combined total of $30,000.00 each fiscal year to pay article processing charges (APCs) in eligible open access journals.

1. The Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President, “Strategic Plan and Process | 2016-2025,” University of Idaho, accessed April 27, 2018, http://www.uidaho.edu/provost/strategic-plan.

Strategic Goals

Open access and the U of I - OAPF support the University of Idaho's Strategic Plan:

  • Goal 1 – Innovate: Heighten the visibility of the University of Idaho’s research, innovation, scholarship, and creative works.
  • Goal 2 – Engage: Reduce barriers related to accessing the University of Idaho’s research, innovation, scholarship, and creative works.