Author Funding

  • The Library supports the open access movement through publisher memberships and license agreements. This initiative entitles authors to publish in a number of peer-reviewed journals by paying a discounted fee for author/article processing charges (APCs). Publishers who support open access will then provide immediate, online barrier free access to scholarly research. Authors are required to self-identify themselves as affiliated with CRKN institutions to benefit from these agreements.

      • American Chemical Society publications
        • Flat discount of $250 USD on Article Processing Charges.
      • Cambridge University Press
        • 20% discount on Articles Processing Charges.
        • All Gold or Hybrid OA Cambrdige journals are eligible.
        • Discount will be automatically applied when author selects the insitutional affiliation as part of the submission process.
      • Elsevier - NEW TRANSFORMATIVE AGREEMENT
        • 20% discount on APCs for both hybrid and gold open access journals
        • Exceptions: Lancet, Cell Press, and some society-owned journals
      • MDPI Institutional Open Access Program
      • NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing)
        • 2014-2017 agreement entitles authors to a reduced fee of $1500 per article (regular fee $3000).
        • The discount does not apply to FACETS' Article Processing Charges of $1,350.
      • PLoS
      • SAGE journals - NEW TRANSFORMATIVE AGREEMENT
        • NO ARTICLE PROCESSING FEE for 900 SAGE CHOICE journals. See exceptions.
        • 40% discount on APCs for GOLD OPEN ACCESS journals
        • Authors to inform editor of UVic Affiliation
      • Taylor & Francis 2020-2021
        • 25% discount on APCs
        • Authors to inform editor of UVic Affiliation

Contact the Office of Scholarly Communication if you have questions on any of these areas or have further suggestions for development.