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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. A limited amount of free credits annually. Tampere University,  Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
BioMed Central
(Springer)
15% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
Elsevier

50% off the APC

Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
Emerald No APC. A limited amount of APC vouchers annually Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
IEEE No APC. A limited amount of free OA articles annually. NB! No more free credits for 2020 Tampere University 31.12.2020
MDPI 10% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays Continuous
PhilPapers Free Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences Continuous
Royal Society 25% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences 31.7.2020
Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC) No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2021
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 4.12.2020
SpringerOpen 15% off the APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
Springer Nature No APC Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tays 31.12.2020
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

IEEE

Corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles in IEEE fully open journals without APC. There is a limited amount of free credits annually.

NB! There are no more free credits for 2020 (8.5.2020).

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. 

Royal Society

Tampere Universities have concluded an agreement with The Royal Society on discounted APCs. The corresponding authors affiliated with Tampere University of Tampere University of Applied Sciences get a discount of 25% from the APC. The agreement covers all The Royal Society journals (with the exception of Biographical Memoirs). The corresponding author must ensure the funding for the discounted APC in advance.   

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

Instructions for publishing an article open access in Royal Society journals:

  1. Use your tuni.fi email address when submitting your article.
  2. Tick the open access option.
  3. Choose Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences in the drop down list of members of the OA scheme.

Read more about the Standard Open Access Membership scheme on The Royal Society website

SAGE

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities 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 fully OA or hybrid one.

Wiley

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities 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. In 2020, approximately 53% of articles can be published open access without additional charge.


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.

 

Contact us

oa@tuni.fi

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.  

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.

American Chemical Society

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities can use open access credits to publish their articles open access without an APC both in ACS Publications's subscription-based journals and fully open access titles. There is a limited amount of free credits annually. For each OA-article one credit will be considered used.

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.

Elsevier

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities have the possibility to publish their articles open access with a discount of 50 % in Elsevier journals. The corresponding author must ensure the funding for the discounted APC payment.

Emerald

Corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles in Emerald journals with free APC vouchers under the CC BY license. There is a limited amount of free vouchers annually.
 

Royal Society of Chemistry

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles as open access in RSC´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.

Science Advances journal

The corresponding authors (author who pays the APC) 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 Nature

The corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere Universities are entitled to publish their articles as open access in Springer's hybrid titles. 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.

Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott

Corresponding authors affiliated with the Tampere University are entitled to publish their articles in Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott journals with free APC vouchers under the CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license. There is a limited amount of free vouchers annually per organization. Contact oa@tuni to get the free voucher.

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