Open Access Publishing Discounts
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UCSF Discounts on Open Access Article & Book Publication Charges
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.
Open Access Publication Discounts - Journals
|Publisher or Publication||Regular APC||UCSF Discounted Amount|
|American Chemical Society
|Up to $4,000 hybrid OA, AuthorChoice||25% - ACS non-member
50% - ACS member
- via UC ACS subscription
|BioMed Central (BMC) Journals||varies||15% discount
20% discount for reviewers
- via UC Supporter Membership
|British Journal of Cancer (Nature Publising)||~$3,000 hybrid OA||~$2,200 (25% discount)
- via UC Nature subscription
|Electrochemical Society||$800||No charge (100% discount)
- via UC ECS subscription
|Journal of Experimental Botany (Oxford UP)||$3,000 fully OA||No charge (100% discount)
- via UC OUP subscription
|Karger Open Access Journals||varies||50%, via UC Karger subscription|
|Mary Ann Liebert (subscribed journals)||$3,200 hybrid OA||$2,200 (31% discount)
- via UC MAL subscription
|Open Library of Humanities||none||UC membership contributes to
free publication for authors
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS)||$1,350 hybrid OA||$1000 (25% discount)
- via UC subscription
|Royal Society of Chemisty (RSC) Journals||up to $3,300 hybrid OA
|No charge (100% discount)
- via Gold for Gold program through 2016
|SpringerOpen Journals (fully OA journals)||varies||15% discount, via UC's BMC Supporter Membership.
Does not apply to Springer hybrid OA journals.
Open Access Publication Discounts - Books
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Page updated September 20, 2016