Services for Authors

Columbia Open Access Publication Fund

The Columbia Open Access Publication (COAP) Fund will underwrite reasonable article-processing fees for open-access journals when funds are not otherwise available. The COAP Fund is available to any current Columbia or Barnard College faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, staff member, or student author.

Academic Commons

Columbia’s open-access research repository. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to deposit.

Academic Commons provides: a permanent URL, secure replicated storage (multiple copies of the data, including onsite and offsite storage), accurate metadata, a globally accessible repository, and the option for contextual linking between data and published research results.

To deposit your work into Academic Commons, use the self-deposit form. If you need help with your deposit, view the Academic Commons FAQ or contact

Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS)

Columbia-based journals can convert to open access with the help of CDRS and Open Journal Systems. CDRS also manages Academic Commons, supports conferences, videotapes events, and collaborates with Columbia-based authors on open-access publishing initiatives.

Copyright Advisory Office

The Copyright Advisory Office can help you negotiate with publishers and retaining the rights you need to deposit your work in an open-acces repository such as Columbia’s Academic Commons.