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). University of Manitoba Libraries offer the following discounts, which result from various consortia and institutional memberships and purchasing agreements. For more information on these discounts or to inquire about others not listed here, complete the APC Discount Inquiry for Researchers form.
To claim the institutional discount, University of Manitoba authors need to self-identfy as such to the publishers. Usually this entails the use of your University of Manitoba email upon submission, affiliation reporting or through IP (i.e. you need to be at a computer location that is recognized as on campus). To report affiliation accurately, we recommend authors use following format: Dept/College/School/Research Institute, Faculty (full formal name, if applicable), University of Manitoba. For guidance on formal names of faculties etc. see http://umanitoba.ca/academics/faculties-colleges-and-schools.
For questions related to open access and APCs, such as how to claim a discount, other discount options (e.g. individual memberships, researcher status), other related journal options that offer green open access (i.e. hybrid/partial open access titles that have embargoed access, limited author rights retention), consult your liaison librarian or contact the RSDS unit.
UML DISCOUNT LIST (last updated December 2020)
The following is only some of the specific journal titles and journal publishers discounts that we have. Note that although publishers may offer a global discount, there may specific title exceptions or various fee options (described as 'variable discount').
*This option only applies to these two journals as these are part of a Institutional Membership pilot (Jan 1 2020 - Dec 31, 2023). APCs will be charged on a per author basis; the automatic waiver covers those authors who belong to institutions with memberships. If you are part of a multi-author submission, authors who belong to non-member institutions will need to either pay the APC or apply for the PLOS waiver which still stands.
OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVES
The University of Manitoba Libraries supports the following Open Access initiatives:
INQUIRIES FOR APC DISCOUNTS
Researchers: If you want to know if your journal and/or publisher offers an institutional discount or need more information on a particular discount, complete this form.
Librarians: If you are inquiring on behalf of a University of Manitoba researcher, complete this form.
OA FEE WAIVERS
The University of Manitoba Libraries no longer offers an Open Access fund (discontinued in 2015). If you do not have access to grant funding to cover the APC, some titles offer a waiver program. Examples of fee waiver programs are listed below. If you require a letter confirming that the institution does not provide funding for APC as part of your waiver application, complete the APC discount inquiry form.