Georgia State has an institutional membership with the open access publisher, BioMed Central. The university has limited funds to cover publication costs in BioMed Central journals available to full-time faculty. University faculty may apply for publication cost coverage as long as they are a primary author on the publication (i.e. their graduate student or postdoc may be first author). Applications must be submitted and approved prior to submitting a manuscript to BioMed Central in order for publication costs to be covered under this award.