Institutional OA memberships with publishers
The University of St Andrews has arranged various membership agreements for the University which support open access publishing. These have been chosen based on national negotiations, recommendations and consultation with academic staff, and because they represent good value and efficient use of funds.
To find out who the publisher of your chosen journal is, enter the journal title at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ (Sherpa/Romeo is a database of publishers’ open access policies).
The memberships operate in various ways depending on publisher models, but in most cases give authors a discount on standard Article Processing Charges (APCs).
[Note: ‘Hybrid’ refers to publishers that make OA content available in subscription journals]
‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes all ACS subscription journals
Standard APCs range up to $5000
'Author Choice' options: APC discounts available for 1) authors with ACS membership and 2) when selecting St Andrews affiliation - ensure both are selected. (No central funds currently available to cover resulting fees.)
Instructions: Authors are advised to join ACS to gain substantial discount. In most cases authors should select immediate Open Access with CC-BY licence. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on completing the 'RightsLink' forms.
Open access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes hybrid titles only - Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology.
Standard APCs: £2750 plus VAT. Free for St Andrews authors through Read and Publish Agreement.
Jisc pilot transitional Read and Publish agreement: APCs paid in full for all corresponding authors at participating UK institutions. Applies to research papers and reviews accepted for publication between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.
Instructions: Eligible St Andrews authors will be contacted by their Editorial Office to inform them of their eligibility and advised that a transaction link will be sent in a separate email with instructions on how to proceed. Once the corresponding author has decided whether to opt for Open Access, the Open Access Support team will receive a request to approve the transaction and, once approved, Open Access will be provided with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).
Open Access publisher: Includes the publisher's 79 Frontiers in titles and covers all article types.
Standard APCs: $450 - $2950.
Jisc UK framework agreement: Discounted APCs paid in full for St Andrews corresponding authors acknowledging UKRI and the COAF charities. Authors acknowledging other funders and unfunded authors can benefit from the 10% discount provided they have other funds to pay the APC.
Instructions: Select University of St Andrews as the payer in the invoice section when submitting your article. Frontiers will verify your eligibility and, if confirmed, the APC will be paid on acceptance.
‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes eligible hybrid titles and selected journals which are published on behalf of society partners.
Standard APCs: £1495 - £3090 plus VAT. Free for St Andrews authors through Read and Publish Agreement.
Jisc transitional Read and Publish agreement: APCs paid in full for all corresponding authors at subscribing UK institutions. Applies to original research papers and reviews (letters, papers, reviews and special issue articles) accepted for publication on or after 1 Jan 2020.
Instructions: Eligible St Andrews authors who clearly state their affiliaton on submission will be identified and automatically opted in to Open Access with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) at no direct cost to them.
Open Access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: The Society's 7 journals including Journal of General Virology, Microbiology, and Microbial Genomics.
Standard APCs: £700 - £2100.
Jisc transitional Read and Publish agreement: The University Library pays a single annual fee which includes unlimited Open Access publishing in hybrid and fully Open Access titles for St Andrews corresponding authors.
Instructions: St Andrews corresponding authors publishing in any of the 5 hybrid titles, Access Microbiology, or Microbial Genomics must ensure they use their University of St Andrews email address when submitting. Open Access will be provided with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).
Open Access publisher in all disciplines
Standard APCs variable
Institutional Membership: 10% discount for all St Andrews corresponding authors. APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers.
Instructions: In the MDPI submission system, authors must select University of St Andrews to get the 10% discount. You will then be asked to confirm if you are eligible for central funding. If you are not eligible you will still receive the discount but will need to pay the APC from your own budget or grant.
Open Access journal published by Liverpool University Press
Standard APCs £400
Institutional Membership: The full APC is covered by the University membership agreement, for up to 10 articles
Instructions: If your article is accepted, you should make sure to notify the journal that you wish to use our membership. Your affiliation should be recognised, and the membership option offered.
Open Access publisher in Biological, Medical and Health Sciences, and Computer Science
Standard APCs $399 one-off payment (Basic Plan) for lifetime publishing (each author) or $1095/$895 APC
Membership options: The Basic Plan permits individual authors to publish one peer-reviewed publication per year for life. The membership will support the cost of individual membership for grant funded and non-funded St Andrews authors. The Institutional Plan provides a discount of the standard APC. APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers.
Instructions: St Andrews authors can apply for individual membership funds by contacting the Open Access team at email@example.com. You will then need to sign up for a free account with PeerJ. Please note that all authors contributing to a paper must have PeerJ individual membership before publishing. See PeerJ - How it works for details, and our University of St Andrews PeerJ announcement.
To have the full APC approved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Access publisher: Includes all PLoS journals
Standard APCs range from $1350 - $2900
Institutional Account: APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers. Where researchers can claim from a grant (eg EU Horizon2020) we can pay the APC from our account, and then reclaim the costs. The institution may also support the cost of publishing in PLoS journals for non-funded authors. To be eligible you must be the corresponding author and affiliated with St Andrews.
Instructions: PLoS has published Institutional Account Instructions. As a corresponding author, enter University of St Andrews as your affiliation when submitting to a PLoS journal. The Open Access team will receive notification so that payments are authorised from our account on a monthly basis. We will contact you to verify the correct funding source.
For details contact the Open Access team at email@example.com
Open Access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes Open Biology and all Royal Society journals
Standard APCs £1700 (£1200 for Open Biology)
1) Prepay Membership: COAF/RCUK/Wellcome funded authors will have their APCs paid for fully OA journals where criteria are met
2) Institutional Membership: Yearly fee paid to Royal Society provides 25% discount on standard APCs, available to all authors paying their own APCs in hybrid journals.
Instructions: If your article is accepted for publication in any of the Royal Society journals, you will be asked to identify yourself as part of a member institution, resulting in the 25% discount being applied upon payment.
‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes eligible Open Choice journals listed on Springer's website
Standard APCs EUR 2200. Free for UK authors through Springer Compact
Springer Compact UK: APCs paid in full for all corresponding authors at participating UK institutions.
Instructions: You are advised to use your institutional email address instead of your private email address. This enables Springer to better identify you as eligible under the agreement. Springer will contact us for confirmation of your affiliation, and Open Access will be provided once eligibility is approved.
‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes all T&F / Routledge Open Select journals
Standard APCs £1788. Off-setting scheme - 75% discount
Prepay Membership: APCs are heavily discounted as part of an offsetting scheme. COAF/RCUK/Wellcome funded authors will have their APCs paid in full where criteria are met
Instructions: If your article is accepted for publication the publisher may offer you the option to make your article open access. To check eligibility for funding, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Open access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes eligible fully Open Access titles and hybrid titles with an OnlineOpen option.
Jisc transitional Read and Publish agreement: APCs paid in full for all corresponding authors at participating UK institutions. Applies to original research papers and reviews accepted for publication on or after 2 March 2020.
Instructions: Eligible St Andrews authors will be informed about the Jisc Agreement while completing their online publication forms. Provided they are the corresponding author and the article type and journal are eligible, OnlineOpen can be selected. Once the corresponding author has decided whether to opt for OnlineOpen, the Open Access Support team will receive a request to approve the transaction and, once approved, Open Access will be provided with a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY). If OnlineOpen isn’t selected initially, it can’t be requested retrospectively under the agreement once the article is published in Early View.