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Discounts for Open Access Publishing

Some journals require authors to pay Article Processing Charge (APC) if they want to make their articles open access, and discounts of the APC may be available for Kyoto University associates if the university subscribes to the journals.
Below is the list of publishers and journals for which discounts are available and how to apply for the discounts.

PUBLISHERS: ACS | MDPI
JOURNALS: Biochem. J. | Biochem. Soc. Trans. | Br. J. Cancer | J. Endocrinol. | Science Advances | Plant Physiol. | PNAS | Reproduction

PUBLISHERS

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Discount of the APC is available to Kyoto University affiliates, as well as ACS members.
Please refer to "ACS Open Access - ACS AuthorChoice". Kyoto University affiliates are categorized as "All ACS Publications Subscribing Institutions".
Variety of options for Open Access are available with ACS.
Please contact ACS directly for further information.

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

Kyoto University is part of the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).
Associated authors receive a 10% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for accepted articles.
Instructions: During the MDPI submission process, in the section title 'Institutional Open Access Program' select 'Kyoto University'. Please refer to 'Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP)'.
Please contact MDPI directly for further information.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Thirty-three free slots for Open Access option are available on a first come-first served basis.
Please refer to the detailed information (on-campus access only).

JOURNALS

Biochemical Journal (Portland Press)

Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC makes the articles open access.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a discount of the APC.

Contact: Portland Press Limited (e-mail: editorial[at]portlandpress.com)

Biochemical Society Transactions (Portland Press)

Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC makes the articles open access.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a discount of the APC.

Contact: Portland Press Limited (e-mail: editorial[at]portlandpress.com)

British Journal of Cancer (Nature Publishing Group)

The publisher makes articles open access after 12 months of embargo. Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC eliminates the embargo period and makes the articles open access at the time of publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a discount of the APC.

Contact: British Journal of Cancer Editorial Office (e-mail: bjc[at]ucl.ac.uk)

Journal of Endocrinology (BioScientifica)

The publisher makes articles open access after 12 months of embargo. Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC eliminates the embargo period and makes the articles open access at the time of publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a $1,350 discount of the APC.

Contact: publishing[at]bioscientifica.com

Science Advances (AAAS)

Kyoto University affiliates, as corresponding authors, can get a discount of the APC.
Please refer to the manual to apply for the discount.
You are required to create an account before submitting your manuscript. Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you will receive an e-mail including the link to the Open Access charge from the Science Advances business staff. Please click the blue "Apply Discounts" button and type "Kyoto University" in the "Affiliation discount" field. Then, you can get the discount.

Contact: Science Advances business office
(e-mail: scienceadvancesstaff[at]aaas.org)

Plant Physiology(American Society of Plant Biologists)

The publisher makes articles open access after twelve months of embargo. Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC eliminates the embargo period and makes the articles open access at the time of publication.
Kyoto University affiliates, as corresponding authors, can get a $750 discount of the APC.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)(National Academy of Sciences)

The publisher makes articles open access after six months of embargo. Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC eliminates the embargo period and makes the articles open access at the time of publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a $350 discount of the APC.

Reproduction (BioScientifica)

The publisher makes articles open access after 12 months of embargo. Choosing Open Access option by paying the APC eliminates the embargo period and makes the articles open access at the time of publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a $1,350 discount of the APC.

Contact: e-mail: publishing[at]bioscientifica.com

Others

Some academic societies provide discounts for their members. Please refer to each academic society' s instruction to authors before submitting manuscripts.

Contact

Kyoto University Library Electronic Resources Team: ejdb[at]mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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