When publishing in hybrid journals and other solutions for hybrid publishing the possibility to publish open access is optional. Authors pay a publishing fee, a so called article processing charge (APC), in order to make a specific article open access. The University Library offers a range of discounts with several publishers.
Journals that are subscription based while at the same time offering an open access option for a fee is called hybrid journals. Authors pay a publishing fee, a so called article processing charge (APC), in order to make a specific article open access.
There are no specific fund for open access publishing at Umeå university. However, there are several APC discounts available through the library.
Different publishers use different models for managing APCs. Because of this, it is important to follow the instructions of the specific publisher. Always use the e-mail address connected to Umeå University (firstname.lastname@example.org) when corresponding with the publisher.