Open Access Fund

Nord University has an Open Access Fund to cover OA publication costs. The fund may cover costs to publish Open Access articles, monographs and articles/chapters in anthologies.

​​​​The OA Fund has got two sets of guidelines – one for funding OA publication of journal articles and another for funding OA publication of monographs and chapters in anthologies.​

The main criteria for funding OA publication of journal articles

  • The applicant must be affiliated with Nord University and s/he must also be the corresponding author of the publication
  • Funding is provided for publication in pure OA journals only, not in subscription-based hybrid journals offering authors the possibility to pay for access to individual articles.
  • The journal must be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and must be approved on level 1 or 2 in DBH/NSD's overview of approved publication channels
  • The article must be peer-reviewed and accepted for publication
  • The author is obliged to archive a version of his/her article​ in the university's institutional repository, Nord Open

The main criteria for funding to OA publication of monographs and chapters in anthologies

  • The applicant must be affiliated with Nord University and s/he must also be the corresponding author of the publication

  • Funding is provided for publication in pure OA monographs or articles/chapters in pure OA anthologies only

  • The monograph/anthology must be published with an open Creative Commons licence​

  • The publisher must be approved on level 1 or 2 in DBH/NSD's overview of approved publication channels

  • The publication (monograph or anthology chapter) must be peer-reviewed

See the complete guidelines for funding of OA publication of monographs and chapters in anthologies

See also OA Books Toolkit​ for useful information on the entire OA book publishing process

Another way to achieve open publishing is through national journal agreements; Nord's researchers can publish their articles Open Access in journals which are comprised by the agreements Nord University participates in. Read more about journal agreements​

How to apply for funding for OA publication of journal articles

File an application within four weeks after your article has been published. We will provide you with more detailed information on payment options if/when your application is being granted.

Payment options: The easiest way to get your publishing costs covered is that the journal/publisher issues an invoice to Nord University. Remember that information on the invoice must be correct and complete to achieve quick processing. It is also possible to pay yourself and get a refund via DFØ but this might take longer to process. 

See more ​detailed payment information


How to apply for funding of OA publication of monographs and chapters in anthologies

We do not have an application form for funding of OA anthologies or monographs. Please contact us at openaccess@nord.no​