The Information Program of the Open Society Institute announces
Grants for Open Access Journals
Application Deadline: September 9, 2002
To support open access to international research and scholarship, OSI will provide $100,000 in funding to support the publication in open access peer-reviewed online journals of articles by authors residing and working in countries where the Soros foundations network is active. Journals that have adopted an open access up-front payment business model will be eligible for funding (please see http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/boaifaq.htm#journals for more information about open access funding models).
Open access is defined as free and unrestricted online availability of current content. Funding will be provided directly to the journal to subsidize the up-front fees. Funding will cover the fees for processing of articles that are accepted for publication in 2002. A maximum of two articles per author per year will be eligible for 100% funding of the processing fee, while an additional two articles will be eligible for funding at 50% of the processing fee, with the additional 50% coming from the institution supporting the research, the author's affiliated institution, a government agency, etc.