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
(UC-subscribed journals)
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
(see chart)
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.

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

Open Access Publication Discounts - Books

PublisherRegular Publication CostUCSF Discounted Amount
Luminos (UC Press)$5,000 Title Publication Fee
(UC author rate)
10% discount, via California Digital Library membership
Open Book Publishers~$5,000 (suggested)20% discount on setup charges
for customized editions

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Page updated September 20, 2016