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Learn more about how W&M libraries can help you with publication rights, placement, licensing and more.

Article Processing Charges

APCs are becoming more and more common for researchers who want to publish their work open access. These charges theoretically cover the publication costs associated with making content open, but they are not standardized. A fee for Arts will be different from a Science fee will bee different for Business, etc. While many researchers see the value of APCs, they are not always willing to use their own out-of-pocket funds to purchase, and  sometimes forget to take this additional charge into consideration when applying for grants. 

William & Mary Libraries is part of the Virginia Library Consortium (VIVA). VIVA provides some assistance for APCs for certain publishers such as ACM. A list of discounts can be found HERE

In addition, VIVA has a partnership with Rockefeller University Press and Wiley (beginning January 2022). Information about these partnerships can be found HERE and HERE

If you have additional questions about publishing and APCs, please contact Rosie Liljenquist

W&M Libraries APC Support Fund

William & Mary Libraries have established a fund to assist W&M researchers with article and monograph processing charges associated with open access publishing. Open access funds demonstrate our institution's concrete support for new and innovative research publishing models. The fund is administered through the university's libraries. 

Terms and Conditions 

All William & Mary faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) who are currently enrolled or employed at W&M are eligible. Funds are available to underwrite article processing charges (APCs) for scholarly peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication in open access journals. The publisher must be a member of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) or the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or comply with a similar Code of Conduct. OA journals should be registered in an open access directory such as the Directory of Open Access Journals or Sherpa/Romeo. Support is not available if any of the authors have current funding from agencies that allow allocations for OA fees (e.g. NIH, NSF, Gates Foundation, and the like) that supported the research upon which the article is based. Funding is limited and will be disbursed to authors upon approval and in the order in which they were received. Invoices for funded articles must be received by the Library within 120 days of the award notification. Otherwise, the funds will be returned to W&M Libraries and the author(s) must reapply. 

Complete this form to apply for APC support through W&M Libraries: 


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Rosie Liljenquist
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