Discounts & Funding for Open Access Publishing

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.

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

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)' Science Advances journal

10% (additional 4% discount available for AAAS members)

American Chemical Society (subscription journals)

$250 (in addition to any membership discount)

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.
Electrochemical Society (subscription journals) 100% (no cost to UC corresponding authors)
Elsevier
(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.
Karger (all journals) 50%
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
Open Library of Humanities (all journals) 100% (no cost to UC authors)
Oxford's Nucleic Acids Research 50%
PLOS (all journals) First $1000 covered. Remainder covered for unfunded authors.

Royal Society of Chemistry (subscription journals)

15%

SPIE (optics and photonics) (fully OA journals)

25%

Springer Nature

(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. 

Taylor & Francis (all journals)

75% 

UC Press: Collabra:Psychology and Elementa

100% coverage for UC authors without research funds and who are not covered by the UCSF OA Fund

 

Publication discounts for books

Publisher Discount Available Additional Info
Luminos (UC Press) 10% discount off Title Publication Fee (UC rate is $5000) See the UCSF OA Fund for additional funding possibilities.
Open Book Publishers OA publication fee is optional (see details) See Author's Guide

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