Open Access (OA) is a model of publishing that allows unrestricted online access to scholarly journal articles.
Traditional, subcription-based publishing relies on university libraries to pay for access to journals. Only enrolled students and faculty can access the content of these journals. The cost of publishing is covered by the subscriptions.
An Article Processing Charge (or APC) is the fee to publish in some open access journals. (Not all open access journals or publishers charge a fee to publish an article.)
How much are APCs? An example
Subvention is university financial support for your Article Processing Charges (APCs).
University Libraries does not provide financial support for APCs.
Authors should contact their departments or colleges for more information about subvention.
As well as this application from the Provost: http://facultyresources.provost.txstate.edu/hiring-and-retention.html
Faculty should verify the legitimacy of the publication outlet before requesting subvention.
Radical Open Access - Formed in 2015, the Radical Open Access Collective is a community of scholar-led, not-for-profit presses, journals and other open access projects. Now consisting of more than 50 members, they promote a progressive vision for open publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Here is a list of their academic-led presses. Many of these publishers are committed to non-traditional, non-western scholarship. This site includes a page of OA publishers and organizations who offer funding for OA publishing. It including national universities around the world (in US, Emory OU, UC Berkeley and Cornell) and legitimate institutions, foundations (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and government agencies from around the world.
TOME - Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem, advances the wide dissemination of scholarship by humanities and humanistic social sciences faculty members through open access editions of peer-reviewed and professionally edited monographs.
TEXTBOOKS - A guide to open access textbooks or Open Education Resources (OERs).
Gold OA is where an entire journal is open access. Rather than the traditional subscription-based publishing model, the journal funds its operations using Article Processing Charges paid for by the authors.
Hybrid OA is where a journal that uses the traditional subscription-based publishing model allows authors the option to publish their article OA. The OA article will be marked open access but the rest of the journal articles will be behind a paywall. Publishing is paid for by Article Processing Charges, and the individual articles are free to the public. The author may or may not retain the copyright under Hybrid OA.
Green OA The publisher, who owns the copyright, may allow the author the right to self-archive on a personal website, an institutional repository, or a third-party repository, like ResearchGate or Academia.edu.