Open access publisher agreements and discounts

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SFU Library  holds institutional memberships, directly and as part of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), with many academic publishers. These memberships provide discounts on article processing charges (APCs) for articles published by SFU authors. For any questions about membership discounts, please contact digital-scholarship@sfu.ca

Articles published in fully open access journals may also be eligible for support from the SFU Central Open Access Fund.

Publisher Discount Instructions
American Chemical Society $250 Use affiliated university email address (@sfu.ca) and select SFU from a drop down menu
BioMed Central (includes Springer Open) 15% Use affiliated university email address (@sfu.ca) or select SFU from a drop down menu. BMC will confirm affiliation with the Library.
Cambridge University Press 20% APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.
Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) 50%

APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

NB: No discount on agricultural journals (Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science)

Cogitatio Press 20% Cogitatio will contact SFU Library to confirm affiliation.
Elsevier ScienceDirect 20%

APC discount on hybrid and Gold Open Access journals. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

NB: Exclusions apply to Cell Press, Lancet, and some other society owned journals.

Frontiers 5% Frontiers will contact SFU Library to confirm affiliation.
MDPI 10% Automatically applied to SFU affiliated submissions.
PLOS Biology & PLOS Medicine 100% SFU authors (corresponding and co-authors) can publish with no APCs.
SAGE Choice 100% Applies to SAGE Choice (hybrid) journals only. Authors will receive a request from SAGE asking them if they would like to publish open access. APCs are funded through SFU's particpation in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)'s Read and Publish agreement with SAGE Publishing.
SAGE Gold OA journals 40% Applies only to Gold open access journals. SFU affiliated articles are added to the Library’s account with SAGE.
Taylor & Francis 25% Applies to T&F Open Select Journals. When submitting an article, choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, authors can select their institution from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied.
Wiley 20% Applies only to Gold open access journals. SFU affiliated articles are added to the Library’s account with Wiley.