FAQ – Publisher payment schemes

    • Sage

      Sage offers a discount for University of Oxford corresponding authors on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publication in SAGE Choice journals (hybrid).  It is not automatically applied – authors are required to insert a discount code in the SAGE Choice open access licence agreement form in order to claim it. Please contact the Bodleian’s APC team at apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for the discount code, to which we are entitled as members of Jisc.

    • Springer Open Choice agreement (Springer Compact)

      March 2019: The University of Oxford has renewed its participation in the Springer Compact UK agreement for open access, for 2019-21, covering the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in Springer Open Choice (‘hybrid’) journals. This means that Oxford University authors can publish open access without charge in journals covered by the scheme, if they are the corresponding author and the article includes their Oxford affiliation. (You don’t have to be funded by RCUK or Wellcome/COAF in order to qualify.)

      Authors: when you have had an article accepted and are logged in to the My Publication system, please select your affiliation. This gives an option ‘Yes I want to publish open access’. Click ‘Continue’ in order to select this.

      Springer will contact the Bodleian Libraries APC team to verify your eligibility and to start the payment process.

    • Taylor and Francis

      Oxford University receives some discounted APCs through its participation in the UK’s JISC’s T&F Offset agreement. This means that Oxford-affiliated authors are entitled to a 75% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals in the Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology if the APC is billed to University of Oxford. Medical journals are not included.

    • Wiley open access agreement

      The University of Oxford has had an Open Access agreement with Wiley since January 2015 for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers acknowledging funding by UKRI/RCUK and COAF/Wellcome Trust.

      During the Wiley submission/acceptance process there is an approval step where Wiley send the request to us for authorisation.

      Authors: if you select University of Oxford (UKRI-funded only) or University of Oxford (COAF and Wellcome Trust-funded only) from the Funder/Institution list, you will be contacted by the Bodleian Libraries APC team about completing our APC application form.

      Once this is received by apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, the Wiley OA request will be approved online. Our Wiley Open Access Account deals with Article Processing Charges for both hybrid (subscription) and fully open access journals.

    • What about APC discounts for members of learned societies such as American Chemical Society?

      If you are a member of a learned society you may be entitled to discount on Article Processing Charges. Example: American Chemical Society has individual member and institutional discounts on its Author Choice fees. Oxford authors could benefit from both as the University is an institution that subscribes to the ACS “All Publications” package.