KU Open Funding for Institutions

A Seamless OA Publication Experience

Why is this useful?
KU Open Funding is a marketplace system, bringing institutions, researchers and Open Access publishers together. It has a variety of OA publication offers, all in one place. It allows researchers to find the right publication offer for their publication needs, enabling a smooth OA publishing experience. Institutions are in full control of their OA funding with a streamlined process for researcher approval and BPC payments.
How does it work?
1. Publishers first insert their unique (OA) offers and publication specifications in the (KU) portal 2. Institutions can deposit an amount for the Book Processing Charge (BPC) funding with KU 3. Researcher finds a suitable publication offer using comprehensive and clear selection criteria 4. Once he/she has chosen an offer, the publisher is being paid by KU with the deposited funds.

KU Open Funding Benefits All Stakeholders Involved

Benefits Institutions
Benefits Researchers
Benefits Publishers
Benefits Institutions

Easy selection of accepted publishing offers

Streamlined process for Researcher approval

Author Referal Process

Easy payment process completely handled by KU

Invoice splitting for multiple institutions

Benefits Researchers

Researcher can filter through list of OA publishing offers

A large variety of publishers with diverse backgrounds and offers

Table adjustable to individual needs with effective search function

Standardized filters: e.g. License, Subject, Word Count, Included services, etc.

Institution pre-approves offers

No struggle with payment

Benefits Publishers

Increased visibility of publishing offers

Direct Payment through secured library funding

Secured publishing terms

Direct author communication

OA-distribution included

Don't Struggle With BPC Payments


Publication Offers

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