SFU Library holds institutional memberships and participates in publishing agreements with many academic publishers, some directly and as part of library consortia. These memberships provide waivers on article processing charges (APCs) or discounts for articles published by SFU authors. For any questions about membership discounts, please contact email@example.com
Articles published in fully open access journals may also be eligible for support from the SFU Central Open Access Fund.
SFU authors will have their article processing charges waived with the following publishers, due to SFU's participation in transformative publishing agreements or other institutional membership agreements.
|Cambridge University Press||100%||SFU corresponding authors can publish with no APCs in Cambridge hybrid and gold journals. Authors are recommended to use an affiliated university email address (@sfu.ca).|
|Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)||100%||An unlimited number of articles by SFU corresponding authors can be published for no charge in the following five CSP 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.|
|Cogitatio Press||100%||SFU corresponding authors can publish with no APCs.|
|Institute of Physics||100%||SFU corresponding authors can publish with no APCs in most hybrid and gold IOP journals.|
|Microbiology Society||100%||SFU corresponding authors can publish with no APCs.|
|PLOS Biology & PLOS Medicine||100%||SFU authors (corresponding and co-authors) can publish with no APCs.|
|Royal Society Journals||100%||SFU corresponding authors can publish with no APCs. Authors are recommended to use an affiliated university email address (@sfu.ca). Select "Read and Publish model" from the Open Access options dropdown menu. Full details for authors available from Royal Society Read and Publish.|
|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.|
|Wiley||100%||Applies to Wiley’s hybrid journals. It does not apply to Wiley’s gold journals; authors will continue to be charged APCs for accepted articles in these journals.|
SFU authors are eligible for discounts on article processing charges with the following publishers.
|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.|
|Canadian Science Publishing (CSP)||25%||
SFU authors are eligible to receive a 25% discount on the article processing charge (APC) for all CSP Hybrid journals.
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.|
|Royal Society of Chemistry||15%||Applies to RSC hybrid journals. Authors must indicate their institutional affiliation upon submitting their manuscript.|
|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.|