Apply for APC funding in social science research

Did you know that there are almost 200 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 Health & Justice 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 criminology/penology, social work, social psychology, and biomedical and interdisciplinary social sciences, according to InCites:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA
Wellcome Trust
National Natural Science Foundation of China
National Science Foundation (NSF)
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 
Australian Research Council 
Medical Research Council UK
European Union
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

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.

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