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Endowed Publication Fund Award

EPF Award

The system will begin accepting EPF applications on January 1, 2019.

Application Form

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.

Twelve (12) $800 EPF awards are available annually to authors. Three (3) EPF awards will be available quarterly (January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December).

Applications submitted during the January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December periods will be reviewed by the Journal Endowment Committee (JEC) in April, July, October, and December, respectively.

EPF award applications will be evaluated by the JEC before manuscripts are assessed by peer review. 

Award Categories

EPF awards will be used for one or more award categories up to a total of $800. Categories of awards include but are not limited to editorial assistance to authors whose primary language is not English (ESL), page charges, and color images.

If an ESL assistance application is approved for funding and the paper is subsequently peer reviewed and rejected with extensive revisions, the author will receive the award preceding acceptance of the paper for publication in Freshwater Science.

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.

Eligibility

Authors eligible for EPF awards include SFS members and non-members.

How to Apply for the Award

  • A statement requesting an EPF award and the award category(s) must 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 should be submitted when a manuscript is submitted to the Freshwater Science Online Submission and Tracking System.
  • Applications for the January-March period should be submitted during January 1 through March 31. Applications for the April-June period should be submitted during April 1 through June 30. Applications for the July-September period should be submitted during July 1 through September 30. Applications for the October-December period should be submitted during October 1 through December 31.

If you should have questions with regards to the award or the application, please contact Irwin Polls, Chair Journal Endowment Committee (ipolls@comcast.net).