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Open Access Publishing: Library Support

A guide to open access publishing and scholarly communication

 

  LIBRARY SUPPORT FOR RESEARCHERS

     OPEN ACCESS FEE DISCOUNTS

To publish in a gold open access journal title (i.e. the article is immediately publicly available with no embargo, full author rights retained), journals and/or publishers ask that authors pay an article processing charge (APC). For open access definitions and services: Open access | Libraries | University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca)

Disclaimer
This list comes from the contractual negotiations and understandings that the University of Manitoba Libraries has with these listed commercial publishers. These agreements arise from many types of arrangements including subscription contracts through consortia agreements and other contracts. This list is not intended to endorse or encourage University of Manitoba researchers to publish with any listed publisher but to provide a discounted option if researchers wish to choose the open access option with that publisher. Researchers are strongly recommended to always evaluate the publisher/journal before submitting: recognize predatory behaviour and other practices, such as journal citing inflation requests, and assert your author rights

 

UML DISCOUNT LIST

Click on the publisher name of interest for discount details. For more information/assistance, submit an APC Inquiry.

Details:

  • Discount/Offset: value and/or type
  • Conditions of Offset: stated if applicable
  • Institutional Validation: if yes, it means UML manually approves; otherwise automatic based on criteria
  • Application Instructions: how authors submit to successful receive discount/offset
  • Notes: There may be supplementary files (e.g. lists of eligible titles) that may need to be consulted/obtained.

 

Last updated: February 2024

 


American Chemistry Society (ACS)

Offset/Discount: $250 USD discount

Agreement Information: CRKN - ACS

Conditions: none

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • See publisher website for step-by-step guidance (https://acsopenscience.org/researchers/publish-OA/)
    • Select University of Manitoba in Affiliation Discount drop down menu in ACS AuthorChoice

Notes: none

 


BioMed Central (BMC) 

Offset/Discount: 15% discount of APC *conditions apply

Agreement Information: Institutional membership

Conditions: Only applies to BMC and Springer full open access titles only, and does not apply to any Nature Research, Palgrave, or Springer Nature hybrid open access (Open Choice) journals.

Institutional Validation Required: No

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: See University of Manitoba membership page for UM-affiliated BMC publications. Provide email address with a UM domain to facilitate validation or risk rejection of APC discount request.

 


Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Offset/Discount: APC waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - CUP

Conditions: As of January 1, 2024 the journals included in series "Cambridge Prisms" and "Research Directions" will NOT be included in this waiver offer.

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: More resources including publishing workflow are available in Agreement webpage.

 


Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)

Offset/Discount:

  • 25% discount of APC *conditions apply
  • fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - CSP

Conditions:

  • % discount applies to all hybrid journals (does not include: Arctic Science, Drone Systems and Applications, FACETS)
  • waiver applies ONLY to the following journals:
    • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    • Canadian Journal of Physics
    • Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
    • Genome
    • Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • Required: Indicate University of Manitoba affiliation upon submission 
  • Recommend: Provide email address with a UM domain to facilitate validation

Notes: none

 


Elsevier ScienceDirect (ESD)

Offset/Discount

  • 20% discount off APC in 2024, 15% discount in 2025 & 2026, and 10% discount in 2027 *conditions apply
  • fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement InformationCRKN - ESD

Conditions:

  • % discount applies to most Gold Open Access titles; see sheet entitled "Core Gold APC Discount Eligible" in this spreadsheet (.xlsx file) for the list of eligible gold open titles 
  • waiver applies to most ESD hybrid titles; see sheets entitled "Core Hybrid Freedom" and "Core Hybrid Specialty" in this spreadsheet (.xlsx file) for the list of eligible hybrid titles
  • Excluded titles include Cell Press and Lancet

Institutional Validation Required: yes

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: none

 


Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)

Offset/Discount: fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - IOPP

ConditionsSee Inclusion/Exclusion List (.xlsx file) for titles

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: none

 


Microbiology Society

Offset/Discount: fee waived 

Agreement Information: COPPUL - Micro

Conditions: none

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: none

 


Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Offset/Discount: 10% discount of APC

Agreement Information: Institutional member

Conditions:  none

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: Publisher offers peer reviewer vouchers that can be applied in tandem with institutional discount. The discount also applies to the Book Processing Charges for MDPI books.

 


Oxford University Press (OUP) 

Offset/Discount:

  • 10% discount off APC *conditions apply
  • fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - OUP

Conditions

  • % discount applies to OUP Open (gold open) titles; see the “Gold APC Discount” page on this spreadsheet (.xlsx file) for the list of eligible gold open titles 
  • waiver applies to most OUP hybrid titles; see this spreadsheet (.xlsx file) for the list of eligible hybrid titles and the list of ineligible titles 

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • Indicate University of Manitoba affiliation upon submission 
  • Recommended: Provide email address with a UM domain to facilitate validation

Notes: none 

 


PeerJ

Offset/Discount: fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: Institutional member

Conditions:  Covers lifetime PeerJ Basic level memberships to UM faculty only. See Note for more information.

Institutional Validation Required: yes

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • See publisher website 
    • Indicate University of Manitoba affiliation and UM faculty email domain 

Notes: Covers 1 publication/year. If authors are choosing the membership discount, all authors of an accepted article must have a membership or otherwise pay the APC

 


Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Offset/Discount: fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - PLOS (CAP)

Conditions:  waiver applies ONLY to the following journals:

  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Medicine

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: none

 


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Offset/Discount: 15% discount of APC *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - RSC

Conditions:  applicable to all RSC hybrid journals

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • Indicate University of Manitoba affiliation upon submission
  • Recommend: Provide email address with a UM domain to facilitate validation

Notes: none

 


SAGE 

Offset/Discount:

  • 40% discount off APC *conditions apply
  • fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - SAGE

Conditions

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: If desired title is not found in SAGE Choice Exclusion List, this means your title is eligible for the waiver. 

 


SpringerOpen  

Offset/Discount: 15% discount of APC *conditions apply

Agreement Information: Institutional membership

Conditions: Only applies to BMC and SpringerOpen (gold open) titles only, and does not apply to any Nature Research, Palgrave, or Springer Nature hybrid open access (Open Choice) journals.

Institutional Validation Required: yes

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: See University of Manitoba membership page for UM-affiliated SpringerOpen publications. Provide email address with a UM domain to facilitate validation or risk rejection of APC discount request.

 


Taylor & Francis (T&F)  

Offset/Discount: 25% discount of APC *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - T&F

Conditions: Applies to T&F Open Select hybrid titles only; contact Library Research Services for list of eligible titles

Institutional Validation Required: no

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

  • Select University of Manitoba in Affiliation Discount drop down menu in T&F submission platform

Notes: See also publisher website

 


Wiley

Offset/Discount: fee waived *conditions apply

Agreement Information: CRKN - Wiley

Conditions: Applies to all Wiley hybrid titles

Institutional Validation Required: CRKN will validate eligibility - see How to Apply

How to Apply for Discount/Offset

Notes: See Librarian & author information for CRKN agreement for more information.

 

OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES


The University of Manitoba Libraries supports the following Open Access initiatives: