A Seamless OA Publication Experience
Why is this useful?
KU Open Funding is designed to promote OA book programs. Publishers have their OA offers in one central place, increasing access and visibility for researchers. The platform streamlines the BPC payment process for all involved. Most importantly, it allows researchers to find the right publication offer for their publication needs with effective search functions.
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
Increased visibility of publishing offers
Direct Payment through secured library funding
Secured publishing terms
Direct author communication
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
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
Don't Struggle With BPC Payments
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