NEW: Apply for open access publishing support funds

In an effort to reduce barriers to open access publishing, past and present NESCent-sponsored scientists are now eligible for open access publishing support funds from NESCent.

NESCent will provide reimbursement for Article Processing Charges for articles published in qualifying open-access journals. Funds can be used to support article-processing fees for publication in any peer-reviewed journal that is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and is published in a fully open access format based on a published schedule of article processing fees. The fund cannot be used to support “hybrid” open access publishing, where individual articles from journals that are generally subscription access only are made openly available when author fees are paid. Only journals that do not charge readers or institutions for access to peer-reviewed content are eligible.

Reimbursement for a single article may be up to $2000. Unused funds do not roll over to future years. All reimbursement is on a first come, first served basis up until the funding for a given year is exhausted.

To apply for reimbursement please contact NESCent's operations manager Barbara Mitchell ( and cc our Associate Director of Informatics, Todd Vision (

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