Texas Tech University

Open Access Publication Initiative

The Open Access Publication Initiative is funded by the Office of Research & Innovation and is intended to help increase the research profile of Texas Tech faculty as well as promote future collaborations. The funding available should be used to help authors and colleges/departments defray the cost of open access publication fees and expedite the dissemination of research findings.

Awards will be granted on a first-come, first served basis and will be limited to up to $1,000 per publication, per faculty member, per academic year. Faculty members may apply for an unlimited number of awards, but may only receive up to $1,000 per year.
Applications for funds will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis each semester.


The deadline for submission is May 31, 2020. Please submit through Competition Space. Published manuscripts must be deposited in the Texas Tech Institutional Repository

Applications for funds should be submitted only after the article has been accepted for publication. Funds are available for one semester following the granting of the award. For example, a faculty member applies for and is awarded Open Access funds in Fall 2018, the funds are available until May 31, 2019. Spring 2019 awards would be valid until December 31, 2019.


The person requesting open access funds must be (a) the lead/senior author (the person most responsible for the work), and (b) a current Texas Tech faculty member, full-time instructor, or research professor. Students are not eligible to apply. A substantial part of the research presented in the article must have been conducted while the lead author was a faculty member at Texas Tech University. Co-authors can be affiliated with other institutions.

To be eligible for Open Access funds, your journal article must be published by:



Your manuscript must NOT:

  • Include any mandatory embargoes or other restrictions that limit or delay access