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Open Access

VCU Open Access Publishing Fund

VCU Libraries has initiated an Open Access Publishing Fund to support the publication of research articles in peer-reviewed journals that are available on the web without charge. Some open access journals charge author fees to cover costs of peer review and other services common to all scholarly journals. The Open Access Publishing Fund helps with paying these fees, thus minimizing the financial barrier to publishing in open access journals. 

Author Discounts at VCU

To support Open Access publishing by VCU faculty, VCU Libraries holds memberships that result in reduced or no author fees.