Discounts on Open Access Publishing

Some journals require authors to pay Article Processing Charge (APC) if they want to make their articles open access.
Kyoto University associates can get discounts on APC in journals listed below. You can also check requirements and how to apply on the list.

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

PUBLISHERS

American Chemical Society (ACS)

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

Karger

Kyoto University members are entitled to publish their manuscripts open access in Karger journals at no additional cost if they meet the following requirements

Application period: April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
   *Papers submitted outside the above period are not eligible.
   *Kyoto University has a limited number of vouchers for open access articles.

Qualified persons: Employees (and graduate students / students) of Kyoto university (hospital) who conduct education and / or research, and must be a Corresponding author who actually submits a manuscript.
   *If you are not the corresponding author but the first author or the co-author, you are not eligible.


For more information about how to apply for the vouchers, please refer to the following documents.
  ・Karger APC Voucher Scheme for Kyoto University(on-campas)
  ・Submitting your Paper -Submission to a Karger Journal(on-campas)

Please contact Karger Japan(Email: publisher@karger.jp) directly for further information.

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)This discount program ended on October 31, 2020.

Kyoto University is a part of the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).
Associated authors receive a 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)

You can choose Open Access option by paying APC.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a discount.

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

Biochemical Society Transactions (Portland Press)

You can choose Open Access option by paying APC.
Kyoto University affiliates can get a discount.

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

Journal of Endocrinology (BioScientifica)

The publisher makes articles open access 12 months after publication. By choosing Open Access option and paying APC, you can make your article open access immediately upon publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get an APC discount.

Contact: publishing[at]bioscientifica.com

Plant Physiology(American Society of Plant Biologists)

The publisher makes articles open access 12 months after publication. By choosing Open Access option and paying APC, you can make your article open access immediately upon publication.
Kyoto University affiliates, as corresponding authors, can get an APC discount.

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

The publisher makes articles open access 6 months after publication. By choosing Open Access option and paying APC, you can make your article open access immediately upon publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get an APC discount.

Reproduction (BioScientifica)

The publisher makes articles open access 12 months after publication. By choosing Open Access option and paying APC, you can make your article open access immediately upon publication.
Kyoto University affiliates can get an APC discount.

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

Science Advances (AAAS)

Corresponding authors affiliated with Kyoto University can get a 15% discount on 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)

SynOpen (Thieme)

Corresponding authors affiliated with Kyoto University can get full discount on APC.
Please note that this program will end when the number of applications reaches the limit.

Duration:1 January 2021 until 31 March 2022

For more information, please refer to the following documents.
  ・Information for Thieme Open Access Vouchers 2021-2022(on-campus)
  ・Author's Guide - How to Redeem SynOpen APC Vouchers(on-campus)

Please contact Thieme(Email: esales_jp[at]thieme.de) directly for further information.

Others

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

“Michibiki" - the Support Program for the Article Processing Charge of Open Access Journals provided by KURA
This program has ended. (updated on Feb. 2, 2021)

Contact

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

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