In our efforts to make information open to all, the Amherst College faculty have adopted an open access resolution. The policy requires you to submit an electronic copy of the author's final version of the manuscript along with the bibliographical information for the article. The Open Access Policy automatically gives Amherst an institutional license, with the right to make the article openly accessible, in the Octagon, the College's institutional repository. Please refer to the open access instructions for faculty and the open access FAQ for further details.
The library will make up to $20,000 available each year from its materials budget to support open access publishing. Amherst College faculty publishing in peer-reviewed, open access publications may request up to $2,000 in assistance from the Library to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Book Processing Charges (BPCs). Any funds not allocated by April 30th will return to the library’s materials budget. Fees charged by non-open-access journals/books to make individual articles/chapters freely available are not eligible for this grant. Faculty with co-authors at other institutions that offer APC/BPC support should coordinate funding requests across institutions to split costs when possible. Please contact Martin Garnar (email@example.com) for information about subsidies.