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The UMass SOAR ("Supporting Open Access Research") Fund supports open access publication of University of Massachusetts Amherst peer-reviewed scholarship. The Fund is available to support researchers on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for funds, contact Erin Jerome at

The SOAR Fund is compatible with the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).  

For more information, contact Erin Jerome at or the Scholarly Communication Dept. at 413-545-2174.