The Henry Madden Library is pleased to announce that limited funding will be available for the Open Access Publishing Fund for 2021–22. 

Open Access is a publishing model that makes scholarly information freely available online without paywalls or subscription fees. This means that researchers can access the scholarly literature without depending on their institutions to subscribe, and the public has free access to the results of research that in many cases they, as taxpayers, have funded. A recent study by Our Research found that a growing proportion of journal articles are available as Open Access, and that Open Access articles are viewed more often than those that are paywalled.

Removing barriers for readers, however, sometimes creates barriers for authors. In place of subscriptions, many Open Access journals charge publication fees to authors, making Open Access unavailable to researchers with limited funding. The library’s Open Access Publishing Fund aims to remove that barrier by providing funding for Fresno State authors to publish their work in Open Access journals.

Eligibility and Limits

All Fresno State faculty and graduate students may apply for up to $2000 to support publication of Open Access articles that have been recently accepted in peer-reviewed, Open Access journals.

Application Submission and Evaluation Process

Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted. For complete details and to apply, visit


For any questions on the fund or about Open Access, contact:

David Drexler

Scholarly Communication Librarian


Previous Awardees

In 2020–21, the Madden Library’s Open Access Fund supported the publication of seven Open Access publications by Fresno State researchers.

Amber Hammons, Child and Family Science

Hammons, A. J., Villegas, E., & Robart, R. (2021). “It’s been negative for us just all the way across the board”: Focus group study exploring parent perceptions of child screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 4(2). 

Rohan Jadhav, Public Health

Jadhav, R., Alcala, E., Sirota, S., & Capitman, J. (2021). Risk factors for acute urticaria in central California. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), 3728. 

Krish Krishnan, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Krishnan, V. V., Bentley, T., Xiong, A., & Maitra, K. (2021). Conformational ensembles by NMR and MD simulations in model heptapeptides with select tri-peptide motifs. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(3), 1364. 

Ryan Robart, Child and Family Science

Hammons, A. J., & Robart, R. (2021). Family food environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. Children, 8(5), 354. 

Sunantha Prime Teyarachakul, Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Prime, S. (2020). Forecasting the changes in daily stock prices in Shanghai Stock Exchange using Neural Network and Ordinary Least Squares Regression. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 17(3), 292–307. 

Katherine Waselkov, Biology

Avila, A. T., Van Laar, T. A., Constable, J. V. H., & Waselkov, K. (2020). 16S rRNA gene diversity of bacterial endophytes in parasitic Cuscuta campestris and its Helianthus annuus host. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 9(43). 

Waselkov, K. E., Regenold, N. D., Lum, R. C., & Olsen, K. M. (2020). Agricultural adaptation in the native North American weed waterhemp, Amaranthus tuberculatus (Amaranthaceae). PLoS ONE, 15(9).