The Endowed Publication Fund (EPF) award is available to authors for improving the quality and distribution of scientific papers submitted for publication in Freshwater Science.
For 2021, twenty EPF awards of up to $1,200 each are are available to authors.
Applications for funding to cover page charges, color figure fees, and editorial assistance should be submitted at the time the paper receives a decision of major revision, minor revision, or accept. Applications for other purposes may be submitted at any appropriate time. The EPF Committee typically sends the applicant its decision within 2-3 weeks.
EPF awards may be used for one or more purposes up to a total of $1,200 per award. Purposes of awards include, but are not limited to, editorial assistance to authors (especially authors whose primary language is not English), page charges, charges for color images, and technical assistance with complext graphics or statistical analyses.
Page charge/color image award applications approved for funding are subject to the manuscript being peer reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication in Freshwater Science.
The Fund gives highest priority to proposals that most improve the quality and dissemination of Freshwater Science papers, work of high scientific merit, and authors who are least able to pay these expenses. Examples of criteria used by the committee include the country and institution of the lead author (authors from outside of high-income countries - https://www.isi-web.org/capacity-building/developing-countries and from non-research-intensive institutions are given priority), whether the author is a native English speaker, and the career stage of the lead author. In addition, we give preference to members of the Society for Freshwater Science, although all authors are eligible for EPF awards, whether they are SFS members or not.
How to Apply for the Award
- A statement requesting an EPF award and the award category(s) may be included in a cover letter from the author when the manuscript is submitted to the Freshwater Science Online Submission and Tracking System.
- The application for an EPF award is available here: https://freshwater-science.org/application-epf-award.
- An EPF award application may be submitted when a manuscript is submitted to the Freshwater Science Online Submission and Tracking System or it may be submitted during the review process when it becomes apparent that assistance is needed.
- If you should have questions about the award or the application, please contact Dave Strayer, Chair Journal Endowment Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).