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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 when acting as a corresponding author of the article.

ACS - American Chemical Society

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers when acting as a corresponding author of the article 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. More info

 

After the credits have been used, Aalto University researchers get a 250$ 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. Further information

NOTE! The OA vouchers for 2020 have run out!

IEEE

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers when acting as a corresponding author of the article can use open access credits to publish their articles as open without an APC in IEEE's fully open access journals. The credits can be used during the agreement term 20.1.2020 - 31.12.2020 (while the free credits have not been used up). There is a limited amount of credits annually. Further information

NOTE! The OA credits for 2020 have run out!  

IGI Global

IGI Global supports open access publishing with a fund of equal value that Aalto University spends on subscribing to IGI Global journals. Aalto University researchers/authors can publish in IGI Global journals without an APC fee within the limits of the fund. The fund will be offered on annual basis and expire at the end of the subscription period. It would renew as the subscription is renewed. 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. Note that only one discount through an IOAP scheme is permitted per paper, and the discount cannot be combined with other available discounts (e.g., discount vouchers, or society membership discounts). Further information

RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers when acting as a corresponding author of the article can publish their articles as open without an APC in RSC hybrid journals during the agreement term 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2021. Further information

Sage

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles free of charge in Sage’s hybrid journals or with 20% discount of the journal’s APC in Sage’s gold open access journals when acting as a corresponding author of the article during the agreement term 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022. Further information

Science Advances journal According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers get a 15% discount of the APC fee of Science Advances -journal when acting as a corresponding author of the article. Science Advances is an online-only open access journal. 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 when acting as a corresponding author of the article can publish their articles as open without an APC in Springer hybrid journals during the agreement term 1.10.2018 - 31.12.2020. Further information

Taylor & Francis

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers when acting as a corresponding author of the article can use open access credits to publish their articles as open without an APC in the Taylor & Francis Open Select standard rate journals and in the OA-journal Annals of Medicine during 3.6.2020-31.12.2022. There is a limited number of free OA credits annually. Further information

After the credits have been used, Aalto University researchers get a 5% discount on APCs when publishing in the Taylor & Francis Open access membership program.

Due to the publisher’s invoicing model, the reduced price can only be gotten through the Research services 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: acris@aalto.fi.

Wiley

According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without APC in Wiley’s Full OA or hybrid journals when acting as a corresponding author of the article. The article has to been accepted during the agreement term 17.2.2020 - 31.12.2022. In 2020, approximately 53% of articles published by the authors of the subscribing institutions can be published open access without additional charge (Article Processing Charge, APC). In years 2021–2022, approximately 100% of articles can be published open access without additional cost. 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