KU Open Funding is a marketplace system, bringing institutions, researchers and OA Book publishers together. It includes a wide array of OA book publication offers, all in one place. It supports researchers in finding the right OA publication offer for their publication needs, while providing transparency and enabling a smooth OA publishing experience, all in one tool. Institutions remain in full control, can invite their researchers, allocate OA funding and monitor progress all in one tool.
How does it work?
First, institutions can register below for free, or login with their existing KU credentials. Then, institutions can invite their researchers to the tool and deposit an amount dedicated for the Book Processing Charges (BPC) funding with KU. Following, researchers affiliated with the institution can find a suitable publication offer using comprehensive and detailed selection criteria. Finally, submitted manuscripts go through the standard peer-review process and, if accepted, the institution can choose to approve the submission, footing the bill for the BPC.