Open Access Publishing Discounts

UCSF authors are eligible for discounts on the article publication charges (APCs) for open access articles in many journals, as well as a couple book publishers.

Hybrid OA refers to subscription journals that offer a paid open access option at the article level. Most publishers offer a hybrid option. Fully OA means all content in the journal is open access.

page last updated October 20, 2017

Open Access Publication Discounts Journals

Publisher Publication Cost UCSF Discount Source
AAAS' Science Advances up to $4,922 15% plus 4% AAAS member discount (see details) UCSF AAAS subscription
American Chemical Society (UC-subscribed journals) Up to $4,000 hybrid OA, AuthorChoice 25% for non-member, additional discount for ACS member (see details) UC ACS subscription
BioMed Central (BMC) Journals varies 15% (see details) UC Supporter Membership
Electrochemical Society (all journals in the ECS Digital Library) $800 100% (see details) UC ECS Plus subscription
Karger Open Access Journals varies 50% (see details) UC Karger subscription
MDPI (all journals) up to $1,800 10%, select UCSF during manuscript submission Institutional OA Program
Springer Nature's British Journal of Cancer ~$3,000 hybrid OA ~$2,200 w/25% discount (see details) UC Nature subscription
Open Library of Humanities none free publication for authors UC membership
Oxford UP's Journal of Experimental Botany $3,000 fully OA 100% (see details) UC OUP subscription
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) $1,450 hybrid OA $1,100 w/25% discount (see details) UC subscription
SpringerOpen Journals varies, fully OA journals 15%, does not apply to Springer hybrid OA journals (see details) UC's BMC Supporter Membership
Taylor & Francis Open and OpenSelect journals varies, fully OA and hybrid OA journals 75% (see details) UC site license

See also the UC Office of Scholarly Communication’s article processing charge discount page.

Open Access Publication Discounts Books

Publisher Publication Cost UCSF Discount Source
Luminos (UC Press) $5000 title publication fee (UC) author rate 10% California Digital Library membership
Open Book Publishers ~$5000 optional 20% discount on setup charges for customized editions