Wisconsin Sea Grant Policy on page charges and reprints

If no-cost copies are unavailable, Sea Grant will purchase copies. It will also pay page charges.

Effective March 1, 2006, the UW Sea Grant Institute will purchase printed copies (reprints) of science journal articles only when free reprints or a digital copy of the article are unavailable. The maximum is up to $1,500 for any publication resulting from UW Sea Grant-funded research.

Sea Grant will also pay page charges up to $1,500 for any publication resulting from research it funds.

Researchers are required to include acknowledgment of the UW Sea Grant Institute in all publications. Researchers are also required to submit a PDF or a paper copy of all publications.  Most journals today offer authors a free quantity of reprints or provide a digital copy of published papers in portable document format (PDF). If neither is provided by a journal, Sea Grant will purchase the minimum quantity of reprints on behalf of the author(s).

The UW Sea Grant program is required to provide copies of all journal articles resulting from Sea Grant-funded projects to the NOAA Central Library. These must be submitted as accepted manuscripts. 

UW Sea Grant  will also check project files in the program’s interactive Reports system to ensure all published papers reported by the investigator(s) have been submitted as required above. In the future, all requests for a Sea Grant-funded journal article will be directed to an appropriate campus library, interlibrary loan, the website of the journal that published it, or the author(s).

Contact Jennifer Hauxwell or (608) 263-4756. 


This work was funded by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute under grants from the National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and from the State of Wisconsin. Federal grant number (see below), project number (e.g., R/RCE-01).

Time Period

Federal Grant Number

2/1/22 – 1/31/24


2/1/18 – 1/31/21


2/1/14 – 1/31/18


2/1/10 – 1/31/14


3/1/06 – 9/30/11


3/1/02 – 2/28/06


3/1/98 – 2/28/02


9/1/94 –2/28/98