Due to the various institutional subscriptions we have with academic publishers, several off-setting deals are now available to OU researchers who wish to publish Gold Open Access.
- Publishing in a Springer Open Choice journal i.e. a Springer hybrid journal AND
- The corresponding author AND
- Affiliated to the OU AND
- Publishing either an Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication or Continuing Education (Springer terminology)
Sage currently offer a discounted APC of £200 to all Open University researchers publishing in SAGE Choice journals as the corresponding author.
The reduced rate is a result of the OU’s current subscription to the SAGE Premier Collection.
To access the discounted rate corresponding authors should
enter Nesli2015 in the University/Institution Account Code field enter £200 in the Discounts/special journal pricing may apply field and Nesli in the Promo Code field on completion of forms at point of acceptance.
Taylor & Francis
Taylor and Francis currently offer a discounted APC rate of £450 + VAT for OU researchers publishing in a T&F Open Select (hybrid Open Access) journals. A full list of eligible journals can be found here: T&F eligible Open Select journals.
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
RSC have a voucher system – if you are publishing with RSC please contact email@example.com and we will issue you with a voucher.
Completing a very simple online form with this voucher & the Digital Object Identifier (doi) or Manuscript Number will get your article published Gold Open Access with no additional costs.
Policy Press offer a 20% discount on APCs for OU authors as the OU currently subscribes to their online content. This reduces the price of an APC with Policy Press from £1,500 to £1,200.
Please note that Library Services can only pay APCs for articles that are the result of a RCUK funded project. For more information see the Open Access intranet site.
Any queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org