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Open Access monograph funding request form – University of Reading

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Open Access monograph funding request form

Please complete this form to request funding for an Open Access monograph. There is no set limit for each request, though you should be mindful of cost as it will be a factor considered as part of the request. Please note that funds are limited, so an assessment will be made by a small panel and the results communicated to you as soon as possible. Priority will be given to monographs which will be published before and submitted as part of the next REF. If funds are exhausted in one financial year, you may have to decide to publish without University funding for Open Access or to apply again in the next financial year.

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Please confirm if you have the support of your Research Division leader for this application. Give their contact details below.










Statement (max 500 words)

Please explain why you wish this publication to be Open Access.

This should address:

  • Academic quality: is it international or world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour? Is the monograph expected to grade 3-4* in the REF? How does it support the REF submission of your research division?
  • Audience: will the monograph be of interest to an inter-disciplinary, international, or public audience? Will the monograph have research impact, and will Open Access publication enable it to reach new audiences?
  • Career development: for early career researchers, what will be the potential impact of this publication on your career development? For established researchers, what will be the potential reach based on your track record?



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