SIO encourages the open access publication of impactful articles and research papers. Conventionally published papers behind journal paywalls are inaccessible to the majority of readers, especially those in low-and-middle-income countries. Open access papers are also more highly read, downloaded, and cited. In order to support research publications authored by SIO committees, task forces, and special interest groups, the Executive Committee will accept applications from SIO entity co-chairs to fund up to $2,000 USD for each open access publication, up to an annual budgeted expenditure of $10,000 USD. 

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