OA author funds

Support for publishing at UVic

The Library supports the open access movement through publisher memberships and license agreements. This initiative entitles authors, at member institiions, to publish in a number of peer-reviewed journals either without paying or paying a discounted fee for author/article processing charges (APC). Publishers who support open access will then provide immediate, online distribution and barrier free access, to scholarly research. Authors are required to self-identify themselves as affliated with CRKN institutions to benefit from these agreements.

  • BioMed Central (including Chemistry Central and Springer Open) 
    • As of August 1, 2015 UVic Libraries will no longer be sharing the cost of author fees for the purposes of publishing open access articles with BioMedCentral. Please contact for further information.
  • NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing) - The 2014-2017 agreement entitles authors to a reduced fee of $1500 per article (regular fee $3000)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - "Gold for Gold" program OA program provides vouchers that can be applied to cover the complete cost of APCs.
  • SAGE journals - There is a 40% discount on APCs for author
  • PLoS - offers an alternate source for funding in their "Publication Fee Assistance Program"

Publisher Memberships