Open Access Publishing Discounts

UCSF authors are eligible for discounts on the article publication charges (APCs) for open access articles in many journals, as well as a couple book publishers.

Hybrid OA refers to subscription journals that offer a paid open access option at the article level. Most publishers offer a hybrid option. Fully OA means all content in the journal is open access.

Publication discounts for journals

Publisher Publication Cost UCSF Discount Available Source
AAAS' Science Advances up to $4,922 15% plus 4% AAAS member discount (see details) UCSF AAAS subscription
American Chemical Society (UC-subscribed journals) up to $4,000 hybrid OA, AuthorChoice 25% for non-member, additional discount for ACS member (see details) UCSF AAAS subscription
BioMed Central (BMC) Journals varies 15% (see details) UC Supporter Membership
Electrochemical Society (all journals in the ECS Digital Library) $800 100% (see details) UC ECS Plus subscription
Karger Open Access Journals varies 50% (see details) UC Karger subscription
MDPI (all journals) up tp $1,800 10%, select UCSF during manuscript submission Institutional OA Program
Springer Nature's British Journal of Cancer ~$3,000 hybrid OA ~$2,200 w/25% discount (see details) UC Nature subscription
Open Library of Humanities none free publication for authors UC membership
Oxford UP's Journal of Experimental Botany $3,000 fully OA $100 (see details) UC OUP subscription
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) $1,450 hybrid OA $1,100 w/25% discount (see details) UC subscription
SpringerOpen Journals varies, fully OA 15%, does not apply to Springer hybrid OA journals (see details) UC's BMC Supporter Membership
Taylor & Francis Open and OpenSelect journals varies, fully OA and hybrid OA 75% (see details) UC site license


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
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