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

Benefits Publishers
Benefits Institutions
Benefits Researchers
Benefits Publishers

Increased visibility of publishing offers

Direct Payment through secured library funding

Secured publishing terms

Direct author communication

OA-distribution included

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

Don't Struggle With BPC Payments


Publishing Partners

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