APC discounts and waivers

Article Processing Charge (APC) discounts and waivers 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. "Offsetting" is nationally negotiated as part of the subscription deal and is intended to contain the total cost of publication by helping to ensure that institutions do not pay publishers twice for the same item e.g. paying a journal subscription then also paying APCs for articles in the same journal ("douple-dipping"). Not all publishers that we pay journal subscriptions to engage in offsetting agreements.

The University of Exeter Library also supports Open Book Publishers and Open Library of Humanities, which publish peer-reviewed open access content with no publication fees for authors.

What is available: Five APC waivers.
Open to: Papers with no other funding for open access, lead / corresponding author based at Exeter.
How to access: Contact Open Research to apply.

What is available: Discounted APC of $4000 instead of $5000 for immediate OA with CC BY licence.
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: College of Medicine & Health prepay account.
Open to: CMH researchers, publishing in BioMed Central or Springer Open journals.
How to access: Contact Nick Church for the BioMed Central prepay account number to use during submission.

What is available: 15 per cent discounted APC via BMJ prepayment account.
Open to: Papers accepted to BMJ journals where the lead / corresponding author is based at Exeter and the paper has no funding to pay for open access from the funder of research.
How to access: Submit an open access funding request in order to obtain the APC waiver code.

What is available: 20 per cent discounted APC in hybrid and fully open access De Gruyter journals.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers, must be corresponding author.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission.

What is available: 7.5% discount via centrally managed invoicing or prepayment account
Open to: Papers with lead / corresponding author based at Exeter, funded by UKRI, COAF or with no funding to pay for open access.
How to access: Contact Open Research to apply.

What is available: Ten pre-paid APCs for publishing in Modern Languages Open journal.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Contact Open Research to apply.

What is available: 5 per cent discount via prepayment account.
Open to: Papers with no other funding for open access, lead / corresponding author based at Exeter.
How to access: Contact Open Research to apply.

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: 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: *FREE open access publishing in Sage CHOICE Hybrid journals for remainder of 2019* then from 2020 APC of £200 + VAT (or £400 + VAT if paper is already published online).

Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Contact Open Research for the University account code to use during submission.

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: 75 per cent discounted APC.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
Limitations: Eligible ‘open select’ Taylor and Francis journals.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation on the APC quote form. Contact apc@tandf.co.uk for help if the discount is not automatically applied.

What is available: 25 per cent discounted APC
Open to: University of Exeter research papers where the APC is being paid from the UKRI open access block grant or Institutional APC Fund.
How to access: Submit an open access funding request.

To apply to use the UKRI open access block grantCharity Open Access Fund (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.