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Open Access APC Discounts Guide

Available Discounts

UNB Libraries have negotiated -- through CRKN or directly -- the following discounts on article processing fees (APCs) to enable publishing articles as open access in cases where the corresponding author is affiliated with UNB. To avoid confusion, it is very important that the corresponding author does not use a generic email address (@gmail,com, @hotmail.com) for communicating with editors or publishers. Please contact Joanne Smyth or Mike Nason for assistance.


American Chemical Society 

APC discount of $250.00 is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation to qualify for the discount. 

Procedure:  

Follow instructions here: https://acsopenscience.org/open-access/pricing/

Licensed through: 

CRKN 


Cambridge University Press (2021)

Members participating in the Cambridge University Press CRKN License are eligible for a 20% discount on Article Processing Charges (APC). All Gold OA or Hybrid OA Cambridge journals are eligible. 

Procedure:

The discount is applied when an author submits the article to RightsLink and selects institutional affiliation. 

Licensed through: 

CRKN 

As of January 1, 2022:

Corresponding authors affiliated with CRKN participating members will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in Cambridge hybrid and gold journals at no charge for the duration of the agreement. The following five article types are included in this Open Access publishing portion of this agreement:   

  • Research Article
  • Review Article
  • Rapid Communication
  • Brief Reports
  • Case Reports  

 


Canadian Science Publishing 

For 2021, 50% discount on all journals except agricultural journals: (Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science). Effective January 1, 2022, the APC discount will decrease to 25%, but the list price for APCs will no longer be uniformly priced, resulting in a decrease for some journals and an increase for others.

Procedure: 

APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation to qualify for the discount. More information is available here: https://cdnsciencepub.com/open-access/open-access-options 

Licensed through: 

CRKN 


Company of Biologists 

Eligible journals:  

Corresponding authors  can publish Open Access research articles free of charge in subscription journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology

Procedure: 

Please contact Mike Nason (mnason@unb.ca) or Joanne Smyth (jsmyth@unb.ca) for assistance. 

Licensed through: 

UNB Libraries 


Elsevier 

Procedure: 

  • The 20% APC Discount is applied to any articles submitted to eligible Elsevier journals between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023. 

  • Upon final acceptance of an article for publication, the corresponding author receives an e-mail with a link to choose publishing options and will be asked to choose their institutional affiliation from an auto-complete form.  

  • For hybrid journals, if the corresponding author declares themselves affiliated with a CRKN institution, they will be presented with the option to publish as a subscription article, or to publish open access. 

  • For gold OA journals, the article is open access by default. 

  • In both cases, the author is presented with text which states that, as an author affiliated with a CRKN institution, they will receive a 20% discount on the APC.  

  • The author is then given the choice of license – CC BY or CC BY NC ND. 

  • Once the author has chosen a license and completed the remainder of the acceptance process, CRKN is provided with a notification of validation within 48 hours. The Corresponding Author’s eligibility for APC discount must be validated within 15 working days after a Corresponding Author has selected the open access option in Elsevier’s journal workflow. 

  • Upon validation by CRKN, the author (or whomever they have designated as receiver of the invoice) will receive the invoice with the discount included. 

Licensed through: 

CRKN 


PLOS 

PLOS’s Community Action Publishing (CAP) model for two highly selective journals, PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine allows CRKN libraries to provide unlimited publishing in these two journals at no cost for corresponding and contributing authors.  

Procedure: 

Information and instructions are available here: https://plos.org/publish/publishing-faqs/#plos-community-action-publishing 

Licensed through:  

CRKN 


SAGE 

SAGE Gold Journals 

40% discounted APC from SAGE gold journals: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/pure-gold-open-access-journals-at-sage, with the exception of these titles: https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2020-04/CRKN-SAGE_2018_APC_Discount_Exclusions_2019-01-16.xlsx 

 

SAGE Choice  

SAGE journals that are NOT part of SAGE gold offer SAGE Choice (hybrid OA). UNB authors may opt to publish OA in these journals with no APC levied. 

Journals that do NOT participate in SAGE Choice: 

Abstracts in Anthropology 
Advances in Dental Research 
British Journalism Review 
California Management Review 
A Current Bibliography on African Affairs 
Handbook of Practice Management 
Index on Censorship 
InnovAiT 
International Political Science Abstracts / Documentation Politique Internationale 
Journal of the ICRU 
Pain News 
Phi Delta Kappan 

Procedure:  

Follow the directions here: https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2020-10/How%20to%20use%20SAGE%20Open%20Access%20Portal%20-%20Authors%20and%20GoldOA_v3%20%281%29.pdf 

Licensed through:  

CRKN 

More information:  

https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-agreements-at-sage/canada 


Taylor & Francis 

25% discount in T&F Open Select Journals. You can use the pull-down menus on this page to learn about the OA status and APC charges for specific journals, or to locate journals in a subject: https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/publishing-open-access/open-access-cost-finder/ 

 Procedure: 

To take advantage of the discount on T&F Open Select journals, an author can submit an article and choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, authors can select their institution from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied. The author can select a Creative Commons license to sign once they accept the quote. More information is available here: https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/publishing-open-access/open-select/ 

Licensed through:  

CRKN 

 

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