University of Bergen Library

Publication fund for Open Access at the University of Bergen

Researchers from the University of Bergen can apply for funding to cover Article Processing Charges (APC) to publish Open Access.

Main content

UiB has Open Access publishing deals with several publishers. You do not need to apply for funding for articles that are covered by these deals. Read more about the deals, which journals are covered, and which authors are eligible. For more information, please see our tutorial open access - step by step

The publication fund covers:

1. Open Access articles

2. Open Access books

  • The publication fund may provide funding up to NOK 120 000 + taxes to publish an open access monograph.
  • The publication fund may provide funding up to NOK 36 000 + taxes to publish a chapter in an open access anthology. The whole anthology must be published open access. The amount of funding will be based on the total cost of the book and the share of UiB authors.

Applications will be granted based on the complete guidelines.

The main principles for support are:

  • The applicant must be the corresponding author of the publication and affiliated to UiB. The affiliation to UiB must be stated in the publication as the author’s institutional address.
  • The article/book/chapter must be a peer reviewed academic publication and count in the Norwegian funding model (for instance editorials, comments, debates, study protocols and case reports does not count).
  • The journal/publisher must be registered on level 1 or 2 in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
  • The article/book/chapter must be published with a Creative Commons-license.
  • The application must be submitted before the article/book/chapter is published.

Application form

You can apply for funding by using the following application form.

The application will usually be processed within 2 working days. For approved applications the applicant will receive information about payment in the reply.


If you have any questions see our FAQ or contact: bora@uib.no