UIC Research Open Access Article Publishing (ROAAP) Fund
The UIC Research Open Access Publishing Fund supports faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication, but are not supported by grants or contracts with funds to help cover open access or paid access publishing fees. The ROAPP fund provides financial support towards both open access fees and those to commercial and not-for-profit publishers who provide open access to an article immediately upon
publication for an additional fee.
Studies show open access increases citation and other recognition of published research. The goals of the fund are to:
Funding for this program comes from the University Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. $60,000 has been committed to the program for the current year.