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University of South Florida Tampa Faculty Senate


Reports to the Provost

Chair:  Steven Walczak (974-3520),


Charge: Recruits suitable scholarly and creative works for publication and decides which works to support with subvention. Serves as an advisory board to the United Press of Florida when subvented manuscripts are published by UPF. Appointed by the Faculty Senate President.

Faculty represented

Types of support: The Publications Council may subvent the scholarly output of USF faculty members. These may include journal publication charges, book publication charges, book chapter publication charges, or fees for presentation or publication of creative works, where appropriate. The request for subvention should be for an already accepted/contracted work to be published/produced. Works that are under review or not yet submitted will not be considered. The Publications Council does not support travel or registration to conferences/symposia/meetings/congresses for the presentation of research and also does not support the purchase of already published works.

Timeline: The Publications Council meets twice per year, once in Fall semester and once in Spring semester, to review applications submitted for that semester. These meetings are typically held in mid-October and mid-March. Starting in Fall 2019, the Council will utilize a portion of their budget to respond to open access accepted article publishing fee requests on an as-needed basis. Additionally, if any funds remain following the March meeting subvention allocations, then new applications will be reviewed until the end of Spring semester for as long as funds remain available.