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Women's Health and Sex Differences Research: Open Access Publishing Fund

UF Women's Health/Sex and Gender Differences in Health Open Access Fund

This limited-time and limited-focus funding supports the goal of making UF research findings immediately, freely and globally available. Provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, this funding aims to assist UF authors without funding from other sources by defraying the costs of reasonable article-processing fees for publishing in open access or hybrid (selected open access articles) journals.

Two important aspects of this funding:

  • Applications for funding must be submitted by August 5, 2014.
  • Only research articles on sex/gender differences in health or women’s health will be funded.

Applications submitted by the deadline and fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Form

Open Access Publishing Fund Survey

We appreciate your feedback about the open access publishing fund. Please take a few minutes to complete the suvey linked below.

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Eligibility Criteria

Authors: Any UF faculty, post-doctoral researchers, staff member or student author may request up to $2,500 to pay for article-processing fees in open access journals, $1,250 for article-processing fees in hybrid journals.

Articles: Peer-reviewed research articles related to women’s health OR sex or gender differences in health.


Open Access Journals – Up to $2,500 per article will be provided to pay publication fees for articles accepted by open-access journals. Eligible journals include those:

Paid Access (Hybrid) Journals – up to $1,250 per article will be provided to pay for articles accepted for paid open access option from a hybrid publisher. You may search to learn of a journal's OA status on the Directory of Open Access or check the journal publisher's website. (You can check Sherpa Romeo Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access list at to learn about your rights to archive pre-post or publisher's version of the article.)

Application Process

You may submit your application for funding as soon as the article is accepted and a statement or invoice for publication charges is received. Submit a copy of the statement/invoice with the application form. Upon funding approval, notices will be sent to the submitter and the department chair; payment will be sent directly to the publisher.

IR@UF Submittal Requirement

Applicants receiving funding from this special Women’s Health/Sex & Gender Differences in Health OA Fund are expected to submit a post-review, final draft of the article to UF’s institutional repository, IR@UF at the time funding notification is received.

Contact Us

Questions relating to the administration of this special funding should be addressed to:

Nancy Schaefer
Biomedical and Health Information Services
Health Science Center Libraries
1600 SW Archer Rd.

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