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UC Discounts on Article Publication Charges (APCs) for Open Access Journals

Last updated July 24, 2013.

Publisher or Publication Journals Included Open Access Discount Discount
Based On
Qualifies Notes
American Chemical Society CDL-licensed journals 33% Non-ACS Member;
67% ACS Member
Level of discount dependent on ACS Membership All UC
BioMed Central Most 15%;
Reviewers are eligible for 20% discount
BMC Supporter Membership All UC
Electrochemical Society All 100% ECS Subscription All UC  UC, as a subscribing institution, has unlimited Article Credits for 2014. Read more about how to use a credit at the ECS website.
Mary Ann Liebert CDL-licensed journals (licensed directly from MAL) 33% Institutional Members UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSD, UCSF, UCSB $3,000 for initial article, discount applies to subsequent published articles
National Academy of Sciences PNAS 25% UC Site License All UC
Nature Publishing British Journal of Cancer Approx. 25% UC Site License All UC
Oxford Univ. Press Nucleic Acids Research 50% NAR Membership All UC (except UCSF)
Oxford Univ. Press Journal of Experimental Botany 100% Current Institutional Subscription All UC All primary papers whose corresponding authors’ institutions have a current subscription to the JXB are published Open Access
Public Library of Science All 10% Membership All UC Valid for articles submitted through 12/31/13.
As of 2014, PLOS is discontinuing its Institutional Member program.
Royal Society of Chemistry All 100% UC Site License All UC Valid for a limited number of articles per year from each campus. Contact your campus library for a voucher code.
Springer SpringerOpen Journals 15% Institutional Membership All UC Note that this is not the UC-Springer Open Access Pilot, which ran from Jan. 2009 to March 2011.
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