UCSF authors are eligible for discounts on article processing charges (APCs) for open access (OA) publication in many journals, as well as on publication charges for selected book publishers.
- Search the Directory of Open Access Journals to find thousands of peer-reviewed, fully OA journals and see tips for Evaluating Publishers
- Find out about the UCSF Open Access Publishing Fund for OA journal and book publication charges
- Learn how to make your scholarly articles freely available through UC's Open Access Policies
Publication discounts for journals
Click the publisher or journal name below for more information on the discount or subsidy available to UCSF authors.
|Publisher or Journal||Discount Available|
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)(all journals, proceedings, and magazines)
|100% (no cost to UC corresponding authors)|
BMC (BioMed Central) - see Springer Nature
|see Springer Nature|
|Cambridge University Press (all journals with an OA option)||30% discount and first $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.|
|Company of Biologists (all journals)||10% discount and the first $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.|
(most journals; see covered list. Coverage for Cell Press and some Lancet titles to be added later.)
|15% discount (10% for Cell Press and The Lancet) and the first $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.|
|JMIR Publications (all journals)||First $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors. Use @ucsf.edu email address.|
|MDPI (all journals)||10% - Select UCSF during manuscript submission|
|Microbiology Society (all journals)||100% (no cost to UCSF authors). Use @ucsf.edu email to have fee covered.|
|National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)||Reduced UC rate of $3000 for open access publishing, with no separate page charges|
|PLOS (all journals)||First $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.|
(most journals; see Springer's Info for Authors for a downloadable list of eligible journals. Adis OA, Nature-branded, and Nature-hosted OA journals to be added later.)
First $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.
15% discount for BMC and SpringerOpen journals.
|See additional discounts available to all University of California authors|
Publication discounts for books
|Publisher||Publication Cost||UCSF Discount Available||Source|
|Luminos (UC Press)||$5000 title publication fee (UC) author rate||10%||California Digital Library membership|
|Open Book Publishers||~$5000 optional (see details)||20% discount on setup charges for customized editions|
Visit our Open Access Publishing page for more information or to connect with a scholarly communication expert.