Author Funding

  • The Library supports the open access movement through publisher memberships and license agreements. These memberships and agreements benefit scholars at UVic 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.


Publisher Discount Instructions
American Chemical Society USD $250 Use an affiliated university email extension address and select its institution from the drop-down box.
Confirm that the institutional affiliation stated in the body of the manuscript is the corresponding author’s affiliation.
Cambridge University Press (2022-24)
100% Publish an unlimited number of articles, without article processing charges, in all hybrid and gold journals. Step by step guide for OA publishing for authors.

Canadian Science Publishing (2023-25)

100% - 5 journals

25% - 14 journals

Unlimited OA publishing on 5 journals: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Canadian Journal of Physics, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Genome, and Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.

Authors are also eligible to receive a 25% discount on the article processing charge (APC) for all CSP Hybrid journals. The following Gold OA journals are not eligible for the 25% discount: Arctic Science, Drone Systems and Applications, and FACETS.

Company of Biologists

Publish an unlimited number of open access articles without article processing charges in the following journals:  Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms, and Biology Open

Elsevier ScienceDirect 20% Discont on article processing charges for most hybrid and gold open access journals. Exclusions apply to Cell Press, Lancet, and some other society-owned journals. Additional info here.
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP)(2022-2024)
100% For selected hybrid and gold journals. Author Guide. Additional info here.
MDPI Institutional Open Access Program 10% Authors will be billed directly. Article Processing Charges for journals at MDPI.
PLOS   Authors with no research funding - see alternate source for APC assistance in their "Publication Fee Assistance Program."
Royal Society of Chemistry 15% Discount on article processing charges for all hybrid journals.
SAGE Journals
100% Publish an unlimited number of articles, without article processing charges, in all hybrid journals. See exceptions.
Taylor & Francis

Discount on article processing chages in Open Select hybrid journals. Details on process.

NOTE: payment has to originate from the individual and not a third party.


Publish an unlimited number of articles, without article process charges, in Wiley's hybrid journals. Eligible articles include: case study, commentary, data article, education, lecture, method and protocol, perspective, practice and policy, rapid publications, research article, review article, short communication, and technical note.

Please contact your subject librarian or the Office of Scholarly Communication if you have any questions.