Question

The current quotas for APC waivers have been fully utilised. Can the Library increase the quotas for APC waivers with the publishers?

Answered By: Research Support (LIB)
Last Updated: 01 Feb 2024Views: 2

The Library is unable to increase the quotas for APC waivers should they be fully utilised before the end of the year. This is because the quotas for APC waivers are established as part of our signed agreements with the publishers and these agreements are based on several factors, including the number of publications from the last few years and potential number of research outputs of our researchers. The Library will closely monitor the situation and make suitable adjustments to better support our researchers whilst ensuring cost-effectiveness of open access publishing for the University.