Funders may include an allocation to cover APCs, and some publisher agreements include them. If you have funds from another source to pay an APC, that’s great – and please remember to deposit the article in the repository as well.
Here are some handy tools to help you find the information you need:
- Check your research funder’s open access policy using SHERPA/Juliet.
- Check if the journal you want to publish in complies with your funder’s open access requirements using SHERPA/Fact.
- Use SHERPA/RoMEO to find out your publisher’s policy on self-archiving articles in open access repositories and the web.