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Payment for Open Access Journals
Name of Policy
Payment for Open Access Journals
Policy Number
V. 21
Owners
Research
Original Policy Date
16/05/2018
Cosigners
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Last Revised Date
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Purpose

This policy provides financial support for PMU faculty members and researchers to cover Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access ISI journals. The primary objective of this policy is to motivate the PMU faculty members to increase their research productivity.

Introduction  :

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University is supportive of the research activities and initiatives of its researchers, most especially in the publication of research results in regional, national or international open access journals that are indexed by the Web of Science (ISI Clarivate Analytics formerly known as Thomson Reuters). Open access journals require publication fees since the published work will be available to all researchers worldwide free of charge. Studies have shown that this has a positive impact on the number of citations of these types of journal publications which has the direct tendency to enhance the University’s institutional research profile.

                Objectives       :

1.  To provide support for payment of the journal article processing charges (APCs) for open access ISI journals.

2.  To provide equal opportunities among faculty researchers to disseminate their research findings in high quality open access ISI journals.

                      3.  To encourage and nurture the development of faculty researchers and enhance the culture of research in the University.


Statement

Criteria              :

1. Applicable to research papers authored or co-authored by PMU faculty and researchers published in regional, national or international refereed journals that are indexed by the Web of Science (ISI Clarivate Analytics formerly known as Thomson Reuters) and have a Journal Citation Ranking and Quartile Score of Q1, Q2 or Q3.

2. A maximum journal article processing charge of USD 1000 per research paper is borne by PMU.


Procedure
Procedure :

1. Requests must be submitted to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research along with the journal paper, acceptance letter, and evidence of compliance with the ISI journal indexing and the Q1, Q2 or Q3 Journal Citation Ranking and Quartile Score.

2. Upon review and approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the requests are forwarded to the finance department for action.

3. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is required to keep a record of all approved requests.