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Scholarly Communications Guide for Faculty, Staff: Research Support & Policies

Resources to help you with writing and publishing your scholarship

Research Policies

CUNY Research Policies and Procedures

For information regarding research policies and procedures, please contact:

Jessica Zeichner-Saca
Executive Associate to the Provost

Laura Bartovics
Director, Grants Development



Publishing costs

Some journals, especially in the sciences, often charge for accepted manuscripts to be published (this is different from predatory publishing). These fees are usually known as APCs (article processing charges).  In many disciplines, open access journals may charge author fees in order to support making its content freely available online. And some publishers of traditional subscription journals offer to publish a scholar's article as open access upon payment of a fee. Where can you get funds for these things?

  • Use grants! One reason why publishing fees are so common in the sciences is that they are planned for and written into the research grant as expenses. This can often be done in other fields as well. For example, applicants for the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program can request in their grant "the cost of preparing a manuscript resulting from a PSC-CUNY Research Award and the cost of publishing a manuscript in scholarly journals." Other grants may fund publishing costs as well.
  • And if you don't have a grant, you may be able to find an open access journal that doesn't charge APCs but still makes its articles available online for free. Search the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to look for open access journals in your field or consult with a LaGuardia librarian. DOAJ includes information about whether a journal charges APCs or not.

Open Access Mandates

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Grant Support

Library Data Services

Does your journal or grant provider have an Open Access mandate, require you to provide research data publicly, or ask to ensure long term access to a project? 

The Institutional Archives can help you navigate digital preservation by offering guidance on formats and ways to provide access to your data and preserve your projects. This includes everything from website snapshots to climatology data sets.

Depending on the size of the research, access requirements, and privacy concerns, we can also help provide stable long term access to projects and datasets through platforms like CUNY Academic Works, or through the Institutional Archives managed storage on Amazon Web Services and/or local hardware.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Find more faculty resources for research on the Library's website

Library Media Resources Center
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Long Island City, NY 11101
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