Scholarships and awards

GSS Open Access Award

September 19, 2016

The Graduate Student Society Open Access Award acknowledges graduate students who have published work in gold open access journals. Our aim is to increase the visibility and prestige of such publications and support the open access movement’s ability to effectively disseminate research findings. GSSOAA is jointly administered by the GSS and the SFU Library and will consist of up to 50 monetary awards of a minimum of $50.00.

Applications will be accepted from August 22nd, 2016 to October 14th, 2016, and the award winners will be announced on October 28th, 2016 in conjunction with Open Access Week 2016. For more information about open access publishing, assistance in finding suitable open access publishing venues for your work, and accessing the SFU Library Open Access Fund, please contact your departmental librarian or visit the Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Guide.

Who is eligible?

Current SFU graduate students and recent graduates (within 1 year of convocation) who have a paper published (or accepted with no further revisions) in an open access journal may apply. If you are one of multiple authors, you must clearly articulate your role in producing the paper (e.g., wrote paper, wrote section, collected data, etc.). The article must be published or accepted without further revisions. The name of the author(s) should be printed on the title page of the article.

Which journals are eligible?

Eligible journals will be those in the Directory of Open Access Journals, or those whose editorial policies meet the criteria for inclusion in DOAJ.

What type of article is eligible?

Published articles or articles that have been accepted for publication are eligible for consideration. “Accepted for publication” means that the peer-review process has been successfully completed and that no further revisions are required. Proof of acceptance must be provided as an attachment to the application.

For more details please see visit the SFU Grad Society or contact the Director of University Relations.

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