Open access publishing discounts

When publishing your research in an open access journal or using the open access option in a traditional journal, you often have to pay a publication fee known as the article processing charge (APC). Umeå University researchers are eligible for a range of full or partial discounts on APCs, through agreements between the University Library and various publishers.

Keep in mind:

  • Generally, the discount only applies when the corresponding author is affiliated with Umeå University
  • Make sure to state your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University
  • Use your University e-mail when asked to state an e-mail address. Your e-mail address is used to confirm your affiliation
  • For some of the agreements, you must request that the Umeå University discount is applied

APC discount agreements:

ACS (American Chemical Society) 2017-2019

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a $1,000 discount on APCs. Researchers who are members of the ACS are eligible for an additional discount.

  • Author must request that the discount amount is deducted from the price
  • Additional fee for a Creative Commons license

About ACS AuthorChoice and publication feesACS journals

Inderscience 2018-2020

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 20% discount on APCs when publishing in Inderscience journals.

  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Open access at InderscienceInderscience journals

IOP (Institute of Physics) 2017-2019

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in IOP’s hybrid journals. Through an agreement between the publisher and the University Library, APCs will be subtracted from the subscription costs. Therefore, the University Library is currently covering the APCs. When your article is accepted for publication, IOP will automatically identify you as affiliated with Umeå University and inform you that the APC is already payed for through the agreement. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at Umeå UB before your article is published. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • Only for IOP’s hybrid journals

IOP hybrid journals included in the agreementPublishing Support, Researchers from Sweden

IOS Press 2018-2020

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a set discount of €1 200 on APCs.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • Discount covers all IOS Press journals

Open Library® – IOS Press’ open access option

ISPG (Independent Scholarly Publishers Group) 2016-2018

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 10% discount on APCs when publishing in ISPG’s open access journals.

Applies to the following journals:

  • BJPsych Bulletin (tidigare Psychiatric Bulletin, Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • BJ Psych Open (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
  • Bone and Joint Research (British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery)
  • Breathe (European Respiratory Society)
  • CBE Life Sciences Education (American Society for Cell Biology)
  • Endocrine Connections (BioScientifica)
  • ERJ Open Research (European Respiratory Society)
  • European Respiratory Review (European Respiratory Society)
  • G3: Genes/Genomes/Genetics (Genetics Society of America)

Karger 2017-2020

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 50% discount on APCs when publishing in Karger’s open access journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price
  • Only applies to Kargers open access journals “Full Open Access journals"

Karger open access

PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) 2018-

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a discounted APC of $1,100 (compared to the regular fee of $1450).

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

PNAS open access 

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Read & Publish 2018-2019

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s hybrid* journals. An agreement between the publisher and the University Library covers both subscription fees and the APCs.   

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • Only for RCS’s hybrid journals

RCS open access 

SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) 2017-2019

Umeå University is a member of the open access project SCOAP3. Due to this membership, researchers can publish open access free of charge in the project’s journals.

Journals included in SCOAP3 

Springer Compact 2016-2018

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Springer’s hybrid* journals. An agreement between the publisher and the University Library covers the APC.  When your article is accepted for publication, Springer will automatically identify you as affiliated to Umeå University and inform you that the APC is already payed for through the agreement. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the University Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • Types of articles included in the agreement: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications and Continuous Education
  • Only applies to Springer’s hybrid journals ”Open Choice Journals”

Journals included in the agreementSpringer open access agreement for Swedish authors

Taylor & Francis 2018-2020

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Taylor & Francis hybrid* journals. An agreement between the publisher and the University Library covers the APC. When your article is accepted for publication, Taylor & Francis will identify you as affiliated to Umeå University and inform you that the APC is already payed for through the agreement. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the University Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • The agreement includes Original Papers and Review Papers
  • Only for Taylor & Francis’ hybrid journals “Open Select journals” during 2018

Journals included in the agreement Taylor & Francis open access

*a hybrid journal makes content available through a mix of subscription-based access and open access to specific articles for which an APC has been payed