An Article Processing Charge (APC) is a publishing fee charged to authors who are publishing in open access journal. The fee shifts the journal production cost to the author and replaces the subscription charge that libraries and researcher would pay to access an article behind a paywall.
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries offer a number of methods to assist CMU authors in publishing their work open access, including the APC Fund and maintaining institutional memberships with publishers that provide publishing discounts for open access.
If you are unsure whether your article is eligible for APC funding, please contact the University Libraries Data and Publishing Services team
Some financial support for APCs is provided by The Roger Sorrells Endowed Fund for the Engineering and Science Library, established by Dr. Gloriana St. Clair, dean emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, in honor of her longtime life partner.