In August 2012, the Virginia Tech (VT) University Libraries, in partnership with VT’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research, began subsidizing article-processing fees for Virginia Tech authors publishing in open access journals. Today, the Open Access Subvention Fund continues to help faculty and students publish and disseminate research.
The Open Access Subvention Fund has supported the publishing of 21 out of 28 submitted articles in 13 journals in the first year of its two-year pilot program. The 55 authors who wrote these articles represent six of Virginia Tech’s eight colleges and one of its research institutes. In addition to representing faculty from every rank, the fund has supported articles co-authored by 18 graduate students, 4 post-doctorate associates, 2 undergraduates, and 1 research associate. The published articles supported through the fund are openly available in the university’s repository, VTechWorks.
For more details, see the June 18 Virginia Tech News article, “Subvention Fund Helps Students and Faculty Publish Research.”