Can I request funding for an article in a journal that has not been released yet?
Yes – although it’s not the ideal way to proceed. If an acceptance notice has been collected for a manuscript, the funding request will be taken provided that the to-be OA journal meets the Pilot’s technical requirements on peer-review, licensing and file versions among others. All these details will need to be checked with the journal editors before the request gets approved.
The recommended way to proceed is to wait until the journal is live before submitting a funding request. However, a notification of the manuscript acceptance via email is encouraged in such cases.