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

Last updated October 31, 2016.

Publisher or Publication Journals Included Open Access Discount Discount
Based On
Qualifies Notes
American Association for the Advancement of Science Science Advances 15% for most campuses; 10% for UCSC and UCM; 5% for UCSB.

Additional 4% discount available for AAAS members.

Campus subscriptions to AAAS journals (5% per subscribed journal) All UC Discount can be applied when obtaining an APC quote during article submission, or upon acceptance of manuscript.  Select institution on the discounts page to apply the discount.
American Chemical Society CDL-licensed journals 25% Non-ACS Member;
62.5% ACS Member
Level of discount dependent on ACS Membership All UC ACS Author Rewards Program:  All 2014 ACS authors have a $1500 OA publication credit which is valid through the end of 2017 and is transferable to another author.
BioMed Central Most 15%;
Reviewers are eligible for 20% discount
BMC Supporter Membership All UC
Karger Karger Open Access Journals 50% UC’s subscription amendment for 2016-2018 All UC Effective 2016-2018.  UC corresponding authors wishing to take advantage of this discount should request it from Karger.
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
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% Supporter Membership (to BioMed Central) All UC Note that this is not the UC-Springer Open Access Pilot, which ran from Jan. 2009 to March 2011.
Taylor & Francis Taylor & Francis Open and Open Select Journals 75% for the first 400 UC papers each year; 50% after that UC Site License All UC UC corresponding authors may contact apc@tandf.co.uk following acceptance to publish OA and request this discount.