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The Furman University Libraries’ Open Access Fund (FUL OA Fund) supports open access publishing by helping to offset the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Furman authors.

Furman University faculty, adjunct faculty, researchers, post-docs, staff and students in all disciplines are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to offset publication fees for peer-review, fully open access works published in reputable titles. Details relating to eligibility, priorities, and restrictions are available at Furman authors can apply to the FUL OA Fund at

Articles published through the OA fund thus far are:

Dr. Roark noted: “Publishing open access immediately increases the visibility and reach of our work because articles are not embargoed behind a subscription wall for a certain period of time. This immediacy helps to elevate the status of both my students and my institution in a timely fashion. In addition, because we chose to publish Open Choice in a Springer journal, we retained the copyright to our work and could thus deposit our published article immediately into repositories like the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE).”

The Libraries are proud to be able to facilitate the open dissemination of scholarship from the Furman community to increase access and impact around the world.

The FUL OA Fund guidelines and application are available online. Questions about the fund can be directed to Andrea Wright and Christy Allen at