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Apply for APC funding in Criminology

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 Crime Science 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 the field of Criminology and Penology, according to InCites:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Grant programs: NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Research Councils UK
Grant programs: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

World Health Organisation

National Science Foundation

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Australian Research Council

Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal)

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Swedish Research Council

National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)

Research Council of Norway

European Commission
Grant programs: FP7 Grants, Horizon 2020 grants

German Research Foundation

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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