PGR Open Access Fund

Our PGR Open Access fund supports Sussex doctoral researchers in publishing their work Gold Open Access when no other funds are available.


This fund is currently open



PGR Open Access Fund

The Library has set aside a small Open Access (OA) fund to help Sussex PGRs publish their research in pure Gold OA only journals when no other funding source is available. The money to be used comes from the Library's off-setting deals with publishers, which are subject to change every year, and therefore funding cannot be guaranteed.

The following conditions apply:

- PGRs registered at the University of Sussex can publish their own work in pure Gold OA only journals (not hybrid)* where the journal chosen is the most appropriate publication for their research. In cases of co-authored papers, the PGR should be in a key role on the paper.

- Requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis, limited to one per person and use of the funds should be confirmed before the author commits to publishing in a pure Gold OA only journal and agrees to pay an APC, as payment from this fund cannot be guaranteed. 

* Pure Gold OA only journals publish all their content as OA, no subscription is required, and an article processing charge is usually applied. Hybrid journals are subscription journals which offer the option of Gold OA, for which the author is required to pay an article processing fee, but also allow authors to make their papers OA via the Green route. Please contact us if you are unsure of a journal's status.


Request to use the PGR OA fund

To find out if you are eligible, contact us as early as possible in the process on 01273 877553 or with the details of your paper (title/journal/list of authors). We will then confirm eligibility for using the fund to make the payment for Gold OA.

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