Open Access Fund application form

Due to limitations with the Open Access Support Fund 2017/2018, open access requests will now only be considered for pure open access journals (those where all content is made openly available). If you are publishing in a hybrid journal (those where both open and subscription access content is published) and would like advice about making your research openly available, please contact

Please use this form to apply to the Open Access publication fund to claim open access fees for any peer reviewed journal article published in a fully open access journal.

Your details

Your paper

Please list authors as they appear on the paper

Please note: All applications must be supported by the relevant Research Centre Director and this information will be passed to them in order to allow them to decide whether to support your application. Maximum 100 words.

Your Funder

Who is funding you?

Open Access fee

Please enter the value of the open access fee (excluding VAT)

Upload your documents

i.e. the author created version that incorporates referee comments and is the version accepted for publication

If you do not have an electronic copy of your letter please forward the original (retaining a copy for yourself) to: The USIR Team, Clifford Whitworth Library, Peel Park Campus, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT