If you are interested in publishing via the Gold Open Access route, then you may be interested to know that the University has a small central fund to pay for Article Processing Charges (APC) for academic staff.  This allows your research to be Open Access immediately on the publisher’s website as soon as it’s published.

You need to complete this application form.  Your application will be reviewed by your ADR and considered with regards to other applicants and the funds available at the time.  Further details can be found here.

Applications from academics who are funded by one of the UKRI research councils (BBSRC, NERC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC and EPSRC) are particularly welcome.


You may also be interested to know about our APC deals, which include free APCs for many articles published with Springer.  APC discount deals.

Please let me know if you have any questions – openaccess@port.ac.uk