Did you know that there are more than 250 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? Many leading institutes and funding bodies require that research publications resulting from their grants are made freely available to all. By publishing your research in Crime Science you fully comply with open access mandates, and the publishing costs may be entirely covered by the research grant. This means that you won’t have to pay any publishing fee and you retain the copyright.
Here you can find the complete list of research funders and institutions worldwide that fund open access article processing charges (APCs). Sources of APC funding are listed by country, and links to each organisation’s open access funding and policy/information pages have been included where available.
Among the funding bodies that cover APC for open access publishing, those mentioned below have the highest output of research in the field of Criminology and Penology, according to InCites:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Grant programs: NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Research Councils UK
Grant programs: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)
National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
For further information on the different types of APC funding as well as how to locate and secure such funding, view our open access funding FAQs.
Need help? Springer Nature offers a free open access support service to make it easier to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding.
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