Most of the University of California libraries, via the California Digital Library, maintain an institutional membership with Nucleic Acids Research. As a result, corresponding authors affiliated with participating UC campuses are entitled to a discount off of the article processing charge (APC) to publish in NAR.
Who is covered?
Corresponding authors who are affiliated with any UC campus except for UC San Francisco
What journals are covered?
The fully open access journal, Nucleic Acids Research, published by Oxford University Press.
What is the discount?
50% off of the standard APC rate.
How can I apply this discount?
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors may pay their APCs and request discounts through Oxford’s Author Services site, accessible through the Author Resource Centre.
What licenses are available?
Creative Commons licenses CC BY or CC BY-NC. Authors select a license when a manuscript is accepted for publication.
For more information about the importance of license selection and Creative Commons in open access publishing, see this NEJM Perspective.
What is the business model behind this arrangement?
The UC Libraries pay a yearly fee for membership with Nucleic Acids Research to secure this discount for UC-affiliated authors. Publishing with NAR and using this discount does not directly impact this fee.
For more information about NAR, see About Nucleic Acids Research.