Open Access Award

Distribute Your Research With AANP Support

As a nurse practitioner (NP), you understand how important it is to have the latest research and evidence-based practice resources at your fingertips. However, you also know it can be difficult to share your research findings on a wider scale. That's why AANP is committed to promoting and sharing high-quality scholarship that impacts NPs and their patients through the Open Access Award.

AANP Open Access Award

AANP members can apply for this award to pay for open access publishing fees for original research, quality improvement or evidence-based practice manuscripts and scholarship. The purpose of this initiative is to remove barriers to quality articles by putting them in the public domain to be accessed and read by a larger audience. This award will only cover the fee associated with a manuscript becoming open access and will not cover any other fees associated with publishing, such as manuscript editing, page charges, color charges and fees for supplementary material.

Check out the Open Access Award Process Infographic

The deadline for applications is 12 p.m. CT on the 15th of every month.

Apply for the Open Access Award

  • Frequency of Awards

    Applications are reviewed by the AANP Research Committee on a monthly basis and must be submitted for consideration by the 15th of each month. AANP will notify applicants of review results within two to four weeks of submission.

  • Award Criteria

    All manuscripts will be reviewed and scored based on award criteria and will not be shared outside the reviewer group. To be considered for the award, manuscripts must address the following criteria:

    • The manuscript must be original research, quality improvement or evidence-based practice scholarship.
    • The manuscript must have the potential to positively impact the NP profession.
    • The manuscript must be unique and have the potential to influence NP practice, education, advocacy, research and/or leadership.
    • The implications of the manuscript should address specific goals and objectives of AANP’s strategic plan.
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Applicant must be an AANP member.
    • The manuscript must have already been accepted by a reputable, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal.
    • The manuscript must be made freely available by the journal. Embargo periods for open access will not be covered.
    • AANP must be added to the acknowledgments section of the final article.
  • Submission Process

    All applications should be electronically submitted online. Please review the application materials before starting the application.

    Apply for the Open Access Award

  • Past Awardees


    Margaret Bobonich, DNP, and Mary Nolen, MS

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