As a researcher at Umeå university you can publish your article open access free of charge or at a reduced cost in a wide variety of journals, thanks to agreements made between the library and various publishers. On this page you can read more about this process and find our agreements. The open access discount search allows you to search for specific journals where you can publish open access at a discount.
Publishing fees covered in full or in part by library agreements
When publishing your research open access, you often have to pay a publication fee known as the article processing charge (APC). The publisher may apply the fee for open access journals as well as for the open access option in a subscription-based journal.
Through agreements between the library and various publishers, researchers at Umeå university have the opportunity to get discounts on these open access publishing fees. The agreements either cover the APC fully or give a partial discount. They include several thousand journals in total.
The agreements may have additional terms and conditions that need to be followed in order for the discounts to apply. It is therefore important that you read the library’s agreement with the publisher of the journal that you are planning to get published in.
Use the open access discount search in order to find out if a journal that you want to publish in is included in any of our agreements. In the search results, follow the link under ”Who pays” for more details about the library's agreement with the publisher.