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APC discounts for authors

Can I get a discount on article processing charges (APCs)?

The University of Nottingham has a number of agreements with certain publishers that provide discounts on article processing charges (APCs). The table below shows the current discounts available to UK-based University of Nottingham authors and some of the basic terms and conditions which apply. We recommend you contact openaccess@nottingham.ac.uk as early as possible to check your eligibility.

(Authors at University of Nottingham Ningbo China and University of Nottingham Malaysia should check eligibility for discounts as some agreements apply to UK-based authors only.)

The University receives block grants from the UK Research Councils (formerly grouped as RCUK but now part of UK Research and Innovation) and some of the six health charities formerly making up the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) to cover the costs of open access publishing. 

  • UoN-affiliated authors whose work has been funded by these funders may be eligible to have the entire APC paid from the block grants. Please visit our OA Funding webpage for more information.
  • UoN-affiliated authors whose work is not funded by the Research Councils or health charities will need to identify a source of funding to cover the balance of the APC following any discount.

Please see our Requesting Open Access Funding page for more information.

How do I obtain a discount?

When your article is accepted for publication, please complete the University of Nottingham gold open access webform. Please note that the process for articles submitted to Wiley journals or to BioMed (BMC)/Springer Open journals is slightly different (see table below).

If the journal publishing your article requests a ‘verification code’ or ‘institutional membership code’ from you, this relates to an arrangement with the publisher for a partial APC discount. Please note that we can only release the relevant code to you after your gold open access webform is approved by the Open Access team, to ensure adequate funding is in place to cover the balance of the APC.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please read our user guide to ensure all required information is provided. 

The information below is subject to change. Always check APCs and discounts with your publisher.
Publisher discounts for UoN authors
PublisherAPCDiscountNotes
AIP USD 3,500 100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

BioMed Central (BMC) or SpringerOpen GBP 625–2,570 15%

Gold open access webform to be completed on submission of article, not acceptance. All titles are fully open access journals. Some titles do not charge an APC for open access.

For more information, please read the Submission Guidelines for Requesting a Membership Discount.

Bioscientifica GBP 3,000 100% For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
Brill EUR 2,150 100% For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
British Medical Journal (BMJ) GBP  1,000–3,000 15% Some titles do not charge an APC for open access.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) GBP 649–2,730 100% For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
The Company of Biologists GBP 2,750 100% Discount applies to hybrid titles only. For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
European Respiratory Journal EUR 2,100 / EUR 3,150 100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

Frontiers USD 450–2,950 10%

Gold open access webform to be submitted on acceptance of article.

All titles are fully open access journals.

Institute of Physics (IOP) GBP 480–3,090 100% or 70%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

MDPI CHF 300–2,000 10%

All titles are fully open access journals.

Microbiology Society GBP 700–2,100 100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

Oxford University Press (OUP) GBP 190–4,760 100% For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
PeerJ GBP 835 10%  
Rockefeller University Press USD 5,300 100% For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.
Royal Society GBP 900–1,700 25%  
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) GBP 1,000– 2,500 15% or 100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

Springer Compact

 USD 3,000

100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

Taylor & Francis GBP 1,500–3,000 100% or 10%

Under the terms of the Taylor & Francis-Jisc open access agreement, and subject to an annual cap, 100% discount applies to research articles in Open Select titles (hybrid journals). Please see our Transformative agreements page for further details. 

A 10% discount applies to articles in Fully open access journals. (This discount is offered outside the scope of the Taylor & Francis-Jisc open access agreement.)

Please use the Open Access options finder page to check which journals are Open Select titles and which are fully open access. The page also provides information on article publishing charges (APCs), green OA embargo periods, and which licenses you can choose for your publication.

Upon acceptance of your article, you will receive an email from Taylor & Francis explaining how to claim the relevant discount and the system will guide you through the process.

Wiley GBP 355–4,200  100%

For further details, please see our Transformative agreements page.

 

This page was last updated on 07 July 2021 at 16:50 (GMT)

 

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