The Tri Agency Open Access policy mandates that peer reviewed journal publications are freely accessible within 12 months of publication. This usually involves considerable expense on the part of the authors. In recognition of the importance of access to journal publications from its members, WCMR invites applications from WCMR UWaterloo faculty members on a rolling basis for fee assistance in the amount of CA$500 to partially defray the costs of Open Access publishing.
WCMR members should forward a copy of the manuscript that will be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submitted material will be quickly reviewed to ensure that the subject matter of the paper falls within the broad discipline of “Microbiology”. The WCMR requests that they are acknowledged for financial support for open access publishing costs in the published article.
Upon acceptance of the manuscript authors shall forward copies of the manuscript acceptance letter, and the invoice for the article processing charges to email@example.com.
There is a limit of $5000 available per year (May 2018 - Apr 2019) on a first come first serve basis and a limit of one successful request per professor.