Open Access Publisher Discounts

UBC Library’s commitment to open access extends to securing licensing agreement and memberships with a variety of publishers and organizations. This provides benefits to researchers at UBC, often through discounts on article publishing costs (APCs) for open access publishing. For additional information about open access funding, visit Funding Opportunities

Discounts apply to current UBC faculty, students, and staff unless otherwise stated.
All discounts are in USD unless otherwise stated.

The A to Z list of discounts is organized by publisher name. Look up the publishers’ name to find the journals available for discount

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


American Chemical Society (ACS)

$250

Discount Available for all ACS Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use an email address with a UBC suffix (ubc.ca) and select UBC from the drop-down box. Confirm that the institutional affiliation stated in the body of the manuscript is the corresponding author’s affiliation.

BioChemical Society

5%

Discount Available for all ACS Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

BioMed Central (BMC)

15%

Discount for UBC subscribed Journal Titles

Application Instructions: Submitting from a UBC IP address will grant the membership discount automatically. If submitting from a non-UBC IP address, select UBC in the dropdown list as the affiliated institution and BMC will verify. UBC affiliated open access articles are automatically deposited to cIRcle, UBC’s institutional repository.

Bioscientifica

15%

Discount for UBC subscribed Journal Titles

Application Instructions

Corresponding author must use an email address with a UBC suffix (ubc.ca) and select UBC from the drop-down box. Confirm that the institutional affiliation stated in the body of the manuscript is the corresponding author’s affiliation.

If prospective authors are members of the Society for Endocrinology, the European Society of Endocrinology or the Endocrine Society of Australia they may also be eligible for further publishing discounts and can check the details with the editorial office.

BMJ Case Reports

100%

Discount for UBC subscribed Journal Titles

Application InstructionsLogin with your CWL to access the fellowship code for the discount.

Canadian Science Publishing

25 – 100%

UBC-affilitated authors are eligible for 100% discount on the journals: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Canadian Journal of Physics, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Genome, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

UBC-affiliated authors are also eligible to receive a 25% discount on CSP Hybrid journals: Arctic Science, Drone Systems and Applications, and FACETS

Application Instructions: Upon article submission to CSP using ScholarOne, the corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Cambridge University Press

100%

Discount Available for all Hybrid and Gold Journals

Application Instructions: Cambridge uses an automated system, RightsLink, to associate authors with their affiliated institutions. The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Electrochemical Society

100%

Discount Available for all ECS Journals

Application Instructions: Review the submission process available on ECS Plus.

Elsevier ScienceDirect

20-100%

UBC-affiliated authors are eligible 100% Discount on Elsevier Hybrid journals, including Core Hybrid Specialty Journals
UBC-affiliated authors are eligible 20% Discount for most Elsevier Gold Open Access journals

Application Instructions:

The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

To learn more about the author workflow and article acceptance process, consult the author workflow.

IGI Global

100%

8 fully paid APCs per year

All IGI Titles

Application Instructions: Please email Arielle Lomness (arielle.lomness@ubc.ca) for the waiver code. Code’s are given on a first-come, first-served basis every calendar year. The APC is waived when the author is accepted for publication – IGI will notify the author that a waiver for the APC is available from UBC.

Institute of Physics Journals

100%

Discount Available for Journals Listed Under Eligible Journals for Transformative Agreements

Application Instructions: The APC is waved when authors submit articles to IOP using ScholarOne, which includes an autofill field for corresponding authors to indicate their affiliation. See IOP Science guide for submitting under a transformative agreement.

Intellect Journals

10%

Discount Available for all Intellect Journals

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

John Benjamins Publishing

100%

All John Benjamins Publishing Company Journals

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

The publisher will automatically arrange for Open Access publication. The author(s) will see this in the proofs of the article, where Open Access information will be added in the footer and the funding section. For more information see the John Benjamins Publishing Company Open Access Policy page.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

100%

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

MDPI

10%

Discount Available for all MDPI Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Microbiology Society

100%

Discount Available for all Microbiology Society Publications

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

100%

Discount Available for all PLOS Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Royal Society of Chemistry

15%

Discount Available for all Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

SAGE

40-100%

100% Discount Available on Sage Choice Hybrid Journals (see list)

40% Discount Available for Gold Open Access Titles (see list)

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

To learn more about the author workflow and article acceptance process, consult the user guide .

SpringerOpen

15%

Discount Available for all Springer Open Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

To learn more about the author workflow and article acceptance process, consult the submission guidelines.

Taylor & Francis

25%

Discount Available for all Taylor & Francis Open Select Hybrid Journal Titles

Application Instructions: To take advantage of the discount on T&F Open Select hybrid journals, submit your article and choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, select University of British Columbia from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied. The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca”. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

The National Academy of Sciences

10%

Discount Available for all National Academy of Sciences Journal Titles

Application Instructions: This discount is only applicable to authors who choose immediate open access, and will be applied by PNAS upon acceptance. The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

Wiley

100%

Discount Available for all Wiley’s Hybrid Journal Titles

Application Instructions: The corresponding author must use a valid institutional email ending with “@ubc.ca” and select the University of British Columbia as their institution of affiliation. Ensure that the institution mentioned in the manuscript matches the corresponding author’s affiliation.

See Wiley’s Publisher Services page for more information on eligibility criteria and the submission process.