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Research – Week 38

New guidelines for the UIB Open Access Publication Fund

The University Board has adopted new guidelines for the publication fund which will take effect from October 1st, 2016. The principal changes are:

Only article processing charges (APC) to articles in Open Access journals will be fully covered. To be eligible the journal must be registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals,

Author fees to publish Open Access books are also fully covered.

Corresponding authors to Open Access articles in subscription journals on level 2 in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, may apply for reimbursement of 50% of the APC. The application must be submitted before publishing, and the refund will be paid based on documented APC expenses.

Open Access articles in subscription journals on level 1 are no longer covered by the publication fund.

Applications will be granted based on the complete guidelines.

A new application form will be available from October 1st. Funding is only guaranteed when an application has been submitted and granted before publishing.

Board documents can be found here (Norwegian only). If you have questions, please contact

A seminar to be held by the University library on October 25th will focus on open access research and include among other topics, a briefing of these new guidelines.


See the updated call calendar for upcoming calls and information seminars i.e.:

25.09.16 Media Training for Researchers – Bergen

27-28.09.16 Norgesuniversitetet Autumn Conference 2016Trømsø

13-14.10.16 H2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting – Lysaker

20-21.10.16 Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) meeting on «Technologies for Digital Life» – Bergen

25.10.16 Open access to research nationally and globally  – Bergen

15.11.16 How to write a competitive ERC Consolidator grant – Oslo

Horizon 2020 – Project Development Course


26.10.16 – Trondheim



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