Open Access Publishing Fund Application

We can not process applications that do not provide an conforming invoice with this form.   

Multiple authors but not all affiliated with Mason?  We only fund Mason-affiliated authors.  Be sure the invoice you submit shows an amount due that matches the amount requested based on prorating the total publication charge according to the number of Mason authors.  For example, total pub charge is $1000 and 2 of the paper's 5 authors have a Mason affiliation.  Requested funding should be $400 (2/5ths of $1000) and invoice must show the amount due as $400 and payee should show George Mason University Libraries (not an author).   If you are unable to get that sort of invoice, the alternative is to pay fee with departmental funds then request reimbursement of the prorated amount via interdepartmental transfer.

Authors who are allowed to use grant funds for publication fees are not eligible for OAPF support.

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No author may receive more than $2000 funding per year
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Attach your letter of acceptance.
Attach your manuscript.

In cases where the amount requested is less than the full publication charge, the invoice you attach must show the amount that we a paying.

We can not process payment on an invoice where the amount due and the award amount are different.  

Submitting a non-conforming invoice will force rejection of your application.  

Attach invoice, which must bill “George Mason University Libraries,” not the author.
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Your first name.
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Your first name.