Two new publication funds have been established in Norway during the last few days.
Jan Erik Frantsvåg
The board of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway’s largest University College, has decided to establish a publication fund to cover APCs, starting in 2013 with a budget of NOK 300 000. The board of the University of Bergen, one of Norway’s largest HE institutions, has decided to establish a publication fund. Details on budget and procedures will be decided on later, but it is expected to start working early in 2013.Of the major Norwegian HE institutions only the largest, the University of Oslo, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, are now lacking a publication fund, while many mid-sized institutions have established such funds.