Open access discounts and memberships available to York authors

Open Access at York

To help you pay Open Access article processing charges (APCs), the Library holds discount agreements with major journal publishers.

When publishing with these organisations York affiliated authors are entitled to significant discounts on APCs or, in some cases, don't have to pay an APC at all.

Click on the headings below for more details about the discounts on offer, criteria for eligibility, and information on how to access them.

For more information, please email: openaccesspublishing@york.ac.uk.

Open Access discounts available to all York authors

The discounts listed below are available to any University of York affiliated author. In some cases discounts will only apply if the corresponding author is affiliated to University of York. 

American Chemical Society

Under the ACS Open Access pilot corresponding authors affiliated to University of York can publish open access in ACS journals without paying any APC. 

The scheme can be used to make articles open access on first publication but cannot be applied retrospectively to articles already published.

Make sure you give University of York as your institutional affiliation when you submit your article. When ACS email you about open access, follow the link to Open Access options and select the option Seek funding from University of York. Complete the order process - the cost should be given as $0.

The Library will also be notified when an article is accepted in an ACS journal with a University of York corresponding author and will contact the author.

 

MDPI

As a participant in the Institutional Open Access Program, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 25% discount on the standard APC cost for all MDPI journals.

During the submission process, select University of York from the Institutional Open Access Program option (if you are submitting from on campus then this option should select automatically).

Nucleic Acids Research (Oxford University Press)

As a Nucleic Acids Research Insitutional Membercorresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 50% discount on APCs for publication in Nucleic Acids Research.

When arranging to pay open access fees using the Nucleic Acids Research online system, be sure to access the system from on the a York campus or using the Virtual Private Network. The system should recognise your IP address and apply the discount automatically.

Portland Press

As a subscribing insitution, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 15% discount on APCs for all Portland Press journals.

When submitting to a Portland Press journal use your University of York email address and give University of York as your institutional affiliation. The 15% discount will be automatically applied to any APCs charged for the article.

Routledge (excluding fully open access journals)

As a subscribing institution, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York may be entitled to a significantly reduced article processing charge of £568.50 (incl. VAT) for articles in Routledge 'Open Select' journals.

This agreement does not apply to fully open access 'Routledge Open' journals. 

Once your article is accepted, let the journal know that you are from a subscribing institution and would like to use the discounted 'Open Select' option.

Royal Society Publishing

As a Royal Society Open Access Member, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 25% discount on APCs for articles in all Royal Society journals.

During submission to a Royal Society journal, ensure that University of York is given as your affiliation.

SAGE

As a subscribing institution, until the end of 2019 corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 'free' open access in all SAGE Choice titles.  

When applying the SAGE Choice option, the online system will prompt you to add a University/Institution Account Code. Add the code NESLi2019 to claim the discount.

Please note that discount codes cannot be applied retrospectively, so must be entered when the article enters production and the SAGE Choice option is first selected.

Springer (excluding SpringerOpen titles)

Under the Open Access Agreement for UK authors (sometimes called the 'Springer compact'), corresponding authors affiliated to University of York can publish open access in Springer journals without paying an APC.

See the Springer website for a full list of eligible journals. This agreement does not cover fully open access SpringerOpen titles.

Make sure you give University of York as your institutional affiliation when you submit your article. The Library will be contacted by Springer to confirm the affiliation, after which the article will be published open access.

Taylor & Francis (excluding fully open access journals)

As a subscribing institution, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York may be entitled to a significantly reduced article processing charge of £568.50 (incl. VAT) for articles in Taylor and Francis 'Open Select' journals.

This agreement does not apply to fully open access 'Taylor and Francis Open' journals. 

Once your article is accepted, let the journal know that you are from a subscribing institution and would like to use the discounted 'Open Select' option.

Prepaid accounts

The following prepaid accounts only apply to payments made through the York Open Access Fund.

The Library maintains prepaid accounts with a small number of publishers to make it easier to pay publication costs. When requesting a payment through the York Open Access Fund, you will be informed if one of these arrangements apply.

BMJ

Payments to BMJ arranged though through the York Open Access Fund should be processed through our BMJ Open Access Account. This makes payment easier, and gives a 15% discount on APCs.

Before using this account you should have requested payment using our online payment request form.

On submission, authors are asked to provide an account code to prove eligibility. Please submit a request to the York Open Access Fund or contact openaccesspublishing@york.ac.uk to request a valid code.

PLOS

Payments to PLOS arranged though through the York Open Access Fund should be processed through our PLOS Institutional Account.

Before using this account you should have requested payment using our online payment request form.  

On submission you will be asked to select a payment method. Please select Institutional Account Program then select University of York from the drop-down menu.

Wiley

Payments to Wiley arranged though through the York Open Access Fund should be processed through our Wiley Open Access Account. This makes payment easier, and gives a 25% discount on APCs.

Before using this account you should have requested payment using our online payment request form.

In the Wiley author Dashboard make sure you select your institutional affiliation and your research funder(s) before selecting the OnlineOpen option. The Dashboard will prompt you to request funds through the institutional open access account. See the Wiley guide on How to Select OnlineOpen (Payment covered by institution or funder).