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Books: apply for Open Access funds

The publishing fund is now closed.


  1. The applicant should be author of a monograph or editor of an anthology. For articles in anthologies, only the corresponding author may apply for support.
    The corresponding author must be affiliated with UiO as an employee or as a student. “Corresponding author” refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article and follow-up of the same through the publication process. Both full-time and part-time employees may apply. The affiliation of the author must appear in the publication's author information.
  2. The amount of the award is based on the total cost of the publication and how much of the publication is written by UiO authors. The amount of the support cannot exceed NOK 50.000,- (incl. MVA).
  3. The publication fund covers processing charges for Open Access books only. Open Access books are accessible to all without limits set by subscriptions or  other barriers. The book must be made available with a Creative Commons license.
  4. The publisher must be at level 1 or level 2 in DBH’s register of publication channels, see
  5. Support cannot be applied for retroactively, that is to say, if the book has already been published.
  6. The book must be registered in CRIStin, and the full text published must be uploaded to CRIStin immediately after publication.
  7. Any publication that receives support must be registered in The Directory of Open Access Books ( after publication. This should be done by the publisher.
  8. Apply for support early in the writing process, preferably before the manuscript is sent to the publisher for review. Then you know the outcome of the application at an early stage. In case of rejection, the applicant must arrange for other funding.
  9. In well-founded individual cases, the University Library may grant support even though not all requirements are met.
  10. These guidelines and how they are put into effect will be continuously evaluated in cooperation with the Library Director.
  11. These guidelines can be amended without prior notice, but without any retroactive effect for applications that have already been processed.
  12. The University Library’s decisions are final with no opportunity for appeal.



Published Dec. 22, 2014 12:59 PM - Last modified Jan. 26, 2018 2:45 PM