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Open Access: Discounted APCs

Discounts

For more details on discounts, see the terms and conditions of discounts (below).

Publisher Discounts The corresponding authors affiliated with Valid until
American Chemical Society (ACS) No APC Tampere University,  Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
BioMed Central
(Springer)
15% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Cogitatio Press No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Elsevier

No APC in hybrid journals

Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
Elsevier Cell Press No APC in hybrid journals Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2024
Emerald No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
Frontiers No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2024
IEEE No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
MDPI 10% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.3.2023
Oxford University Press No APC in hybrid journals Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC) No APC in hybrid journals Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
SAGE

20 % off the APC in full OA journals

No APC in hybrid journals

Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Science Advances journal 15% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 2.12.2022
SpringerOpen 15% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Springer Compact No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
Springer Nature No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2023
Taylor & Francis No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Wiley

No APC. A limited amount of articles annually.

Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2022
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott No APC. A limited  amount APC-vouchers available. Tampere University, Tays 31.12.2022

American Chemical Society

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere University, Tays or TAMK can publish open access in ACS Full OA and hybrid journals without paying an articles processing charge. E-book articles are not included in the FinELib consortium's agreement with ACS.

BioMed Central / SpringerOpen

Tampere University Library pays a supporter member subscription fee to BioMed Central. The researchers and authors of  Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen with a 15 % discount on publishing fee (APC). The corresponding author must ensure the funding for the discounted APC payment.

Cogitatio Press

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for open access publishing at no additional charge in gold open access journals (fully open access) of Cogitatio Press.

The agreement is valid as of 11 June 2021.

Elsevier

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for open access publishing at no additional charge in Elsevier hybrid journals based on an agreement with FinELib consortium. There is a limited number of free open access articles available during the agreement period 2021-2023.

NB! You can publish open access under same conditions in an additional set of Elsevier's hybrid journals. Tampere University has an agreement with Elsevier on open access publishing in these journals.  

Elsevier Cell Press

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for open access publishing at no additional charge in Elsevier Cell Press hybrid journals based on an agreement with FinELib consortium. There is a limited number of free open access articles available annually. Alterations to the list of journals are possible during the agreement period. 

Emerald

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for publishing their articles in Emerald journals with free APC vouchers.

Frontiers

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible to publish their articles as open access in Frontiers journals. NB! Tampere University Library will cover a limited amount of article processing charges in 2022.

IEEE

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for open access publishing in hybrid and fully open access journals of IEEE. However, the author may be responsible for color, page or reprint charges. There is a limited amount of free open access articles but they are estimated to cover publications for the contract period.

Contact us

email address: oa@tuni.fi

Open Access support funding

Tampere University Library will pay article processing charges in 2022 when both the corresponding author and the publication meet the criteria. The target groups are grant holders, doctoral researchers, certain projects funded by the Academy of Finland and projects funded by Horizon Europe.

Read more about OA support funding in our guide.

Eligibility for discounts

It is important that the publisher identifies the affiliation of the corresponding author correctly. Therefore, use your Tampere Universities email address when submitting your article in a journal.  

Checklist for corresponding author

When selecting a journal for your research article, find out what kind of benefits are available and what are their conditions. Follow the checklist for corresponding author:

  1. Check our Open Access guide for discounts and benefits regarding specific publishers.
  2. If you have a certain journal in mind, check if it is covered by a discount agreement.
  3. Read the terms and conditions of the discount and submission instructions carefully.
  4. Pay attention to the following factors that affect the discount:
    • The affiliation of the corresponding author (Tampere University, TAMK or Tays)
    • Use the tuni-email address when submitting the article
    • The discount might cover only certain types of articles
  5. Familiarize yourself beforehand with Creative Commons licenses.
  6. Ensure that you have funding for the discounted APC well in advance if open access option is not free of charge.
  7. Notice that it is usually not possible to get discount afterwards, so follow the submission instructions carefully.

Remember to give Tampere University, TAMK or Tays as your affiliation in your article! 

Terminology

APC (article processing charge) and BPC (book processing charge) are fees that the author of the article or book pays to the publisher to get the article published in a gold or a hybrid journal.

Gold Open Access means the whole publication (journal or book) is free to use through either the publisher's website or some other intermediary. A publication's open availability is often based on the author fees collected by the publisher.

Hybrid Open Access means the combination of subscription based and free use. The author can open his article for open availability by paying an author fee (author processing charge) determined by the publisher. Otherwise the journal is only available for readers who have paid the subscription fee. This way the publisher collects money from both the author and the readers.

MDPI

The Tampere University is a  member of  MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). The authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities can publish their articles with a 10 % reduced APC. The author must ensure the funding for the discounted APC payment. 

Oxford University Press

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible for open access publishing at no additional charge in hybrid journals of Oxford University Press. The discount covers peer-reviewed articles, non-peer-reviewed articles such as editorials and book reviews are not covered.

Royal Society of Chemistry

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Royal Society of Chemistry's hybrid titles. The author does not need to pay an APC. There is an unlimited amount of free vouchers for our organization.

Eligible for the discount are the researchers and staff affiliated with Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

SAGE

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Sage´s full OA and hybrid journals. Publishing in Sage´s hybrid journal is free of charge. If you publish in full (gold OA) OA journal you are entitled to a 20 % discount of the APC.

Check from journal lists if the journal is either Gold (Full) OA or hybrid one.

Science Advances journal

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles with a 15% discount in Science Advances, journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Springer Compact

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Springer Compact's journals (see the list of journal). The authors don´t need to pay an APC. The charges are covered by the FinElib agreement.The agreement covers open access publishing of the following article types: Original Papers, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education.

Eligible for the discount are the researchers and staff affiliated with Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Springer Nature

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities and Tampere University Hospital are eligible to publish their articles as open access in Springer´s Nature Research hybrid journals, not full open access journals. The authors don´t need to pay an APC it will be  covered by FinElib agreement.

The agreement is valid as of 1st June 2022.

Taylor & Francis

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Taylor & Francis hybrid journals (Open Select collection) and fully open Annals of Medicine.The authors don´t need to pay an APC.

When submitting your article use your tuni.fi email address and select carefully organization from the drop down menu.

Wiley

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities and Tays are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Wiley´s full OA and hybrid journals. The authors don´t need to pay an APC. From 2021 to 2022, approximately 100% of articles can be published open access without additional cost.

Notice!
To be able to publish your article without APC in full open access journal, you need to use a separate code during submission!  Instructions for publishing in full OA journals see Open Access publishing in Wiley´s full OA journals. Instructions for publishing in hybrid journals see Open Access publishing in Wiley´s hybrid journals.

Check from journal lists if the journal is either fully OA or hybrid one.

Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott

The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere Universities or Tampere University Hospital are entitled to publish their articles in Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott hybrid and Full OA journals with free APC vouchers under the CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license.x;"> There is a limited amount of free vouchers annually per organization.

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