A faculty member can qualify for an allocation of $400 for articles accepted for publication in refereed business and business-related journals. Faculty members can receive a maximum of $800 per year in allocations, with the reporting period covering July 1-June 30.
Co-authored articles will result in an allocation of 1/n * $400, where n is equal to the number of authors. This formula will be used whether the co-authors are from WKU or other institutions.
Funds will be available for use by faculty for purposes related to faculty development research projects and travel. Possible uses include:
- travel to professional meetings
- payment of dues to professional organizations
- purchase of hardware and/or software
- submission fees to journals (upon acceptance of an article, the submission fee will be credited to the account, along with a $400 credit for the article)
- student help, clerical assistance or graduate assistants
Notification of the acceptance of a qualifying publication will be made by the Department Head or Coordinator to the Dean's Office. The Dean's Office will notify the faculty member of the allocation, along with an account balance. The notification will include: the authors of the article, the title, the journal, the date of acceptance, and the expected date of publication, if known. In addition, the Department Head or Coordinator will classify the activity as basic, applied, or instructional.
Faculty members wishing to use funds must follow University and College procedures for purchases and payment. The appropriate University forms must be submitted to the College for payment, along with a memorandum from the faculty member authorizing payment from the Faculty Publication Incentive account. The faculty member will be notified via electronic mail when the request has been submitted to the University for payment and/or purchase. Any tangible equipment and/or furnishings or software will remain the property of Western Kentucky University.