In addition, when APC's are required to publish in a journal, many institutions, including Jefferson, also offer financial assistance with APC's through open access funds. Grant funding can also often be used to pay journal APC's.
Publishing my article open access in a journal means that I will automatically comply with my funder’s OA policy.
Some funders, such as the NIH, require that authors submit articles that have been written with grant funds to their proprietary open access repository.
Open access publications will not count towards promotion and tenure.
If an article is published in an open-access journal with a good reputation and peer review process, there is no good reason why it would not count for promotion or tenure.
However, there is still much that P&T committees can do to fully support the open access movement and encourage faculty to submit to these publications.