Equinox offer a 20% discount on APC payments for OU affiliated corresponding authors.

ICE Thomas Telford

ICE Thomas Telford offer a 15% APC discount for Current Engineering collection subscribers, which will apply for OU affiliated corresponding authors. 

Institute of Physics

There is no charge for OU affiliated corresponding authors publishing in IOP Publishing Hybrid journals. IOPP will identify all qualifying articles and publish them by default on an open access basis. Please note, this deal does not cover page charges, which are levied by some partner journals.

Oxford University Press

OUP offer a discount on hybrid journal Open Access APCs of 10% for OU affiliated corresponding authors.

Policy Press

Policy Press offer a 20% discount on APCs for OU authors, as the OU currently subscribes to their online content. They also offer 10% off open access book APCs.

Rockefeller University Press

There is no charge for OU affiliated corresponding authors publishing in RUP's three hyrbid journals: Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), and Journal of General Physiology (JGP). 

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

RSC currently offer Gold Open Access to OU researchers at no extra charge via their Read and Publish scheme. To be eligible:

To benefit from this deal, doube check that you are listed as the corresponding author in the online submission system and on your manuscript; use your official institutional email address to submit your manuscript; and ensure you state your institutional affiliation in your manuscript. Do not sign the standard license to publish - upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will be able to choose and sign the CC BY or CC BY-NC open access license (but remember, the OU has a preference for CC BY).


SAGE are currently waiving APC charges to all Open University researchers publishing in SAGE Choice (hybrid OA) journals as the corresponding author. Eligible authors will be contacted directly to ask if they would like to benefit from this deal, so you do not need to take any action.

All articles published on or before 1st January 2020 are eligible, so authors may receive emails from SAGE asking if they would like to retrospectively make previously published articles Gold OA at no extra cost. You'll need to be quick, authors have 5 days from the date of the email to confirm if they would like to publish Gold.

They also offer a 20% discount off list price to publish in licensed SAGE wholly Gold OA journals. The 20% discount can be obtained by quoting code JISC2020 in the RightsLink portal. For Open Access Journals where RightsLink portal is not used, the corresponding author must contact apcqueries@sagepub.co.uk to request the discount. If the corresponding author does not request the discount via the code, they may request an amended invoice by contacting SAGE's Open Access custiner service team prior to payment being made (apcqueries@sagepub.com). 


OU researchers publishing in Springer can get articles published Gold at no extra charge. To be eligible you need to be:

This deal is in place until 31st December 2021.

Taylor & Francis

Taylor and Francis currently offer 75% discount on their APC rate for OU affiliated corresponding authors publishing in a Taylor and Francis Open Select (hybrid OA) journal. Authors need to declare an affiliation with the Open University and add "NESLI2APC" as a discount code. Discounted APCs are valid until 31st December 2020.


OU researchers publishing original research and review articles can get published open access at no additional charge in two ways:

To benefit from this deal you need to be the corresponding author, and must indicate your affiliation with the OU's Wiley Open Access Account in the payment question during manuscript submission. Authors will need to search for and select the Open University in order to retrieve the Account Code. Please ensure you also enter your funder's details.

Please note that the Wiley Open Access Account cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, colour and page charges). This is a limited fund, so will be administered on a first come, first served basis.

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