The publishing fund is popular

Do you want to publish Open Access, and have to pay an article processing charge (APC)? The publishing fund could be your answer! The University of Oslo's publishing fund was established two years ago and has grown from 500.000 NOK to 2.5 million NOK in total yearly grants.

Photo: Stine Marie Barsjø

So far this year, 190 articles have received funding. That is a significant increase from last year, with 130 approved applications by the end of the year.

In order for an article to receive funding, the journal must be an Open Access publication. You can check the Directory of Open Access journals. In addition, the journal must be level 1 or level 2 in the register of authorised publication channels.

Open books

The publishing fund also provides financial support to Open Access books, both monographies and anthologies. Several book releases are in process, and will be published with publishers like Universitetsforlaget and Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Two books have already been published with Janne Bondi Johannessen (ILN) as the editor:

Johannessen, Janne Bondi and Joseph Salmons (eds.). Forthcoming 2015. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Bentzen, Kristine, Henrik Rosenkvist and Janne Bondi Johannessen (eds.). 2015. Studies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax – new research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

The University Library administrates the publishing fund. Read more in our guidelines on how to get funding for Open Access books and articles.

Published Oct. 29, 2015 10:06 AM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2015 10:18 AM