Open access publishing discounts

When publishing your research in an open access journal or using the open access option in a subscription-based 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.

  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • 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

 

AIP Journals (American Institute of Physics) 2019-2021

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in three of the journals published by American Institute of Physics (AIP). Publication fees have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and American Institute of Physics.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail

Journals included in the agreement:

Applied Physics LettersJournal of Applied PhysicsPhysics of Plasmas

 

Bioscientifica 2019

Umeå University researchers receive a 50 % discount on publication fees when publishing open access in the Bioscientifica 5-journal package.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Journals included in the agreement:

Journal of EndocrinologyJournal of Molecular Endocrinology Endocrine-Related CancerEuropean Journal of EndocrinologyReproduction

 

Cambridge Core Journals 2019-2021

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in both hybrid* and open access journals from Cambridge University Press. Publication fees have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and Cambridge University Press. These conditions are valid for approximtley 300 hybrid journals that allows open access publishing, as well as for about 30 pure open access journals from Cambridge.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • State Umeå universitet under ”Affiliation Discount” in connection to paying through RightsLink

Step-by-step guide for authors publishing open access in Cambridge JournalsOA agreement for Swedish authors List of journals with the publishing rights included in the deal

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

 

Frontiers 1 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2019

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Frontiers open access journals. Publication fees have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and Frontiers. 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
  • Select “Umea University” as member institution/institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting an article

Frontiers journals

 

Inderscience 2018-2020

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

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • 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 (Offset titles)

IOP Publishing Support, Researchers from Sweden

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

 

IOS Press 2018-2020

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

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • Discount covers all IOS Press journals

Open Library® – IOS Press’ open access option

 

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
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • 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

 

Mark Allen Healthcare 2019-2021

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in journals included in Mark Allen Healthcare Complete. Publication fees have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and Cambridge University Press.

  • The author has to use a token code in place of paying for publishing 
  • Contact the team for Publishing and Scholarly services in order to get a token code

Mark Allen HealthcareHow to use your BIBSAM Open Access promotion code for MA Healthcare publicationsContact Publishing and Scholarly services

 

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) 2019

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 10% discount on APCs when publishing in MDPIs journals.

  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail

MDPI journalsMDPI Institutional Open Access Program

 

PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) 2019

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a discounted APC of $1,150 (compared to the regular fee of $1,500).

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University
  • State your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University and use your University e-mail
  • 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 hybrid journals* from RSC. Publication fees have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and the Royal Society of Chemistry.   

  • 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 hybrid journals from RSC

RSC open access 

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

 

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 2019-2021

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Springer Nature hybrid journals*. An agreement between the publisher and the University Library covers the APC.  When your article is accepted for publication, and provided that you have stated the correct set of information, Springer will automatically identify you as affiliated to Umeå University and inform you that the APC is already paid 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”

Springer open access agreement for Swedish authors

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

 

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 paid 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” 

Taylor & Francis Bibsam OA agreementOpen access funding for researchers from Sweden

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee