APC discounts

Discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) are available for some publishers. The following discounts are available to University of Exeter researchers through institutional membership or offset agreements.

Offset agreements apply where the library subscribes to the publisher’s journals. These are nationally negotiated as part of the subscription deal and are intended to contain the total cost of publication by helping ensure that institutions do not pay publishers twice for the same item.

What is available: Discounted APC for subscribing institutions.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission and select "All ACS Publications subscribing institution discount" when completing the APC payment form.

What is available: 15 per cent discounted APC through Supporter Membership.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission


What is available: University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) prepay account
Open to: UEMS researchers.
How to access: Contact Nick Church for the BioMed Central account number.

What is available: 15 per cent discounted APC.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission.

What is available: Limited number of APC waivers (contact Open Research for more information), 10 per cent discounted APC.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission.

What is available: 25 per cent discounted APC
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission.

What is available: £200 APC
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Contact Open Research for the University account code (required during submission).
Previously published articles can be made retrospectively open access for £400.

What is available: £0 APC when publishing in eligible Springer hybrid journals (list on this page).
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers, corresponding author must be based at Exeter.
Article types: Original paper, review paper, brief communication, continuing education.
How to access: Request open access via the "my publication" form and select the University of Exeter from the drop down list.

What is available: 15 per cent discounted APC through Supporter Membership
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission.

What is available: £450 APC (75 per cent discount)
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
Limitations: Eligible ‘open select’ Taylor and Francis journals.
How to access: Contact Open Research

What is available: 25 per cent discounted APC
Open to: Research Councils UK (RCUK) funded University of Exeter researchers.
Limitations: Can only be used in conjunction with the institutional RCUK prepay account.
How to access: Submit an open access funding request.

To apply to UKRI/RCUK, COAF or Institutional APC Fund, submit an open access funding request upon acceptance. For other funders, check your funder open access policy and terms and conditions of your research grant for arrangements for paying open access fees.