The publication fund gives financial support to Article Processing Charges (APCs) or similar fees for articles published in "gold" Open Access journals.
The publication fund may also gives financial support to Open Access publishing of books and book chapters.
All conditions required may be found in USNs Open Access policy chapter 4.
From 2019 onwards, it is not necessary to apply for funds concerning articles published by Wiley or Elsevier. Publication costs for journals at Wiley and Elsevier are now covered by separate "publish and read" agreements. More details about the agreements can be found on openacccess.no.