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Open Access and the Aalto University: Discounts in APCs

Terminology

Embargo refers to a period of time defined by the publisher, calculated from the publishing time of the original publication, during which the author has no permission of publishing a self-archived open access copy of a publication

APC (article processing charge) refers to a fee often gathered to cover the costs of gold open access publishing, e.g. the costs of the peer-review process. 

Pre-print refers to the work as it was when submitted to the publisher for peer-review, i.e. pre-peer-review version of the article.  

Post-print (also final draft or author accepted manuscript) refers to the post-peer-review version of the work as it was before the publisher created the final layout for the work (logos, etc.)

Final published version (also publisher PDF) refers to the work in the form in which the publisher disseminates it.

Services that provide journal rankings

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies' Publication Forum (Julkaisufoorumi in Finnish)

Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor listings in the Journal Citation Reports database (licensed product, Aalto IT-identifier and password required)

Elsevier’s SCImago journal rankings

Article Processing Charges

Discounts in APCs

Aalto University researchers are eligible for discounts on some Open Access article processing charges.

ACS - American Chemical Society

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can use open access credits to publish their articles as open without an APC in all ACS subscription-based journals and fully open access titles. The credits can be used during the agreement term 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020. There is a limited amount of credits annually. NOTE! The OA credits for 2018 have run out! More info

After the credits have been used, Aalto University researchers get a 25 % discount on APCs when publishing in the ACS AuthorChoise program. The discount is based on the university’s subscription of the publisher’s All Publications package and the researcher has to enter this information when purchasing the open access license. Further information.

Elsevier

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open with a 50 % reduced APC charge in most Elsevier journals when acting as a corresponding author of the article. Further information

Emerald

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without APC-charge using prepaid APC-vouchers. Corresponding authors are eligible to use the vouchers for publishing in all journals in the Emerald Premier-collection as well as in Emerald’s fully open access journal ”International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management”. There is a limited amount of vouchers annually. NOTE! The OA vouchers for 2018 have run out! Further information

IGI Global

Aalto University researchers/authors can publish in IGI Global journals without an APC fee. This APC waiver is a based on the university’s IGI Global database subscription. Article processing fee is waived after the paper is peer-reviewed and accepted into an IGI Global journal.

Please note that all APC waivers are processed by IGI Global's administrative staff and not the journal's editorial team. Authors should not disclose any information regarding APC waivers to the journal Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Advisory Board. Further information

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Aalto University has an agreement with the publisher MDPI, which grants Aalto researchers a 10 % discount on APCs. Please select Aalto University for the discount on the submission form.  

Sage According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open with a 200 GBP (normally 1600 GBP) APC charge when acting as a corresponding author of the article. The researcher has to check that the journal is on the list covered by the agreement and add the discount code to the publisher’s form. Further information.
SCOAP3 Aalto University participates in the international SCOAP3 consortium, which has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access from 2014. The members of the SCOAP3 consortium pay a fee, based on the HEP research output of the country, which covers the former subscription and APC costs.  

Springer Nature

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without an APC in Springer hybrid journals during the agreement term 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020. Further information

Taylor & Francis

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open with a 860 EUR (normally 2150 EUR) APC charge when acting as a corresponding author of the article. Due to the publisher’s invoicing model, the reduced price can only be gotten through the Library and the reduced APC will be invoiced from the unit afterwards. Please first ensure that your unit is willing to pay the reduced APC and then contact the Library: acris@aalto.fi. Further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposit your accepted manuscript into the ACRIS research information system

ACRIS Research Information System

ACRIS help

Instructions on open self-archival of manuscripts

Open access elsewhere

openaccess.aalto.fi national website of open access publishing

Avoin tiede ja tutkimus 2014-2017 -hanke

RECODE (Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe)

FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research)

SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)

European Commission background note on open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020