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.
Discounts Automatically Applied:
To claim the institutional discount, follow the instructions of the submission form and select or self-identify as University of Manitoba. Methods of identifying or confirming affiliation may vary (e.g. email address; selecting from option list; declaring in text box; comparing declaration to reported author affiliation; location IP i.e. you need to be at a computer location that is recognized as on campus).
UML DISCOUNT LIST (last updated June 2021)
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.