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Psychologist Ethan Zell Receives Open Access Publishing Support Fund Grant

A grant from the Open Access Publishing Support Fund was recently awarded in the amount of $400 to Ethan Zell, Professor of Psychology, for his article, Zell E, Balcetis E (2012) The Influence of Social Comparison on Visual Representation of One's Face. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036742.

The University Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development created the Open Access Publishing Support Fund in order  to support faculty, EPA employees, and graduate students who are becoming increasingly involved in open access publishing.The Open Access Publishing Support Fund is a pilot project, and the primary guidelines for the fund are:
  • the author/applicant must be a member of the full-time faculty, a full-time EPA employee, or an enrolled graduate student;
  • the article must be published in a peer-reviewed open-access journal;
  • the article processing fee must have been paid no more than three months prior to submission of the application; reimbursement will not exceed $1,000 per published article;
  • reimbursement will be limited to one award per fiscal-year per author; and
  • authors are expected to exhaust all other grant or contract funding sources available to them before applying for support from the Open Access fund.
Information about the guidelines and the application process, as well as a link to an online application form, can be found at: If you have questions about the fund, please contact Stephen Dew (, Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator