Article Processing Charges (2022)

 - Advantageous conditions for publishing in Open Access with several publishers

[Overview]

To make your article Open Access immediately, usually you have to pay the publication cost (Article Processing Charges; APC).
Some publishers offer a discount on APC as a part of UTokyo institutional subscription. This page gives you the details of 2022 about it.

[Notes]

  • Only UTokyo affiliated persons (faculties, staffs and students) can apply these discounts below.
  • If you have any questions about procedure to apply for discount services, please directly contact each publisher.
  • In case you want to make an agreement on APC discount service with publishers at your Graduate School, Department, etc., please let us know certainly. E-journal subscription at entire university may affect the conditions.

Publishers

Discounts and vouchers for APCs are available with these publishers below.


AAAS/Sciecne

  • Target journal: “Science Advances” (Gold OA / launched Feb. 2015)
  • Conditions: Institutional subscription discount (AAAS membership discount is also available)
  • How-to-Apply: enter “University of Tokyo” in the item ”Affiliation discount” of the application form, click ”Search”and select the name of university.
  • Discount: 15%
  • Notes: other AAAS[American Association for the Advancement of Science] journals (“Science”, “Science Signaling”, “Science Translational Medicine”)are excluded from this discount.
  • Website : "Licensing and charges" in Science Advances website

ACS American Chemical Society


Bioscientifica

  • Target journal:Five journals
    • Endocrine-Related Cancer (Hybrid OA)
    • European Journal of Endocrinology (Hybrid OA)
    • Journal of Endocrinology (Hybrid OA)
    • Journal of Molecular Endocrinology (Hybrid OA)
    • Reproduction (Hybrid OA)
  • Conditions:Institutional subscription (Non-profit subscribers) discount
  • How-to-Apply:unknown (please directly contact the publisher)
  • Discount rate:50%
  • Website:"Bioscientifica's open-access policy"in Bioscientifica website

CUP Cambridge University Press

  • Target journal: 【2022】 Target journal: 386 journals(Target journal list
  • Target article type:
    • Research Article
    • Review Article
    • Rapid Communication
    • Brief Reports (add in 2021)
    • Case Reports (add in 2021)
  • Conditions:Corresponding author can receive an Institutional R&P contract discount.
    • Corresponding Author Definitionin CUP website
    • Use "u-tokyo.ac.jp/ipmu.jp/umin.ac.jp/umin.org/umin.net" domain e-mail address when submitting article.
    • Check your e-mail address domain registered in submission system.
  • How-to-Apply:After the decision of accepting, you send APC exemption request on payment system. After being approved request, you do not need to pay any APC.
  • Discount rate:100%
  • Website:

ICE Publishing

  • Target journal:All titles
  • Conditions:Institutional subscription discount
  • How-to-Apply:unknown (please directly contact the publisher)
  • Discount rate:15%
  • Website:"Open access at ICE Publishing" in ICE Publishing website

Karger

  • Target journal:All titles (Full OA and Hybrid OA journals)
  • Conditions:Corresponding author can receive discounts with APC vouchers.
    • Articles where the corresponding author is belonging to the University of Tokyo are eligible.
    • For articles submitted and accepted from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
  • Discount: 100%
  • Website:
    • "Open Access" in Karger website
    • "Publish & Access – Transformative Agreements" in Karger website

MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

  • Target journal: All titles
  • Conditions: Institutional Open Access membership Program discount (Valid to submission after Feb. 8, 2018)
    • Corresponding author with "u-tokyo.ac.jp" e-mail address can receive a discount.
  • How-to-Apply: Select “University of Tokyo” from the institution list on the submission form.
  • Discount: 10%
  • Notes: APCs are to be paid by the authors (non-central invoicing).
  • Website : "Article Processing Charges (APC) Information" in MDPI website

Microbiology Society

  • Target journal:Six journals
    • Microbiology (Hybrid OA)
    • Journal of General Virology (Hybrid OA)
    • Journal of Medical Microbiology (Hybrid OA)
    • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (Hybrid OA)
    • Microbial Genomics (Full OA)
    • Access Microbiology (Full OA)
  • Conditions:Corresponding author can receive an Institutional P&R contract discount.
    • For articles accepted from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
    • The corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Tokyo on the date of acceptance for publication.
  • How-to-Apply:Publisher identify author's affiliation by e-mail address.
    1. Use "u-tokyo.ac.jp/ipmu.jp/umin.ac.jp/umin.org/umin.net" domain e-mail address when submitting article.
    2. For Full OA journal: After the decision of accepting, you will be informed that APC will be covered for Open Access.
    3. For Hybrid OA journal: After the decision of accepting, you will receive an e-mail from publisher confirming if you wish to publish in Open Access. You do not need to pay any APC if you choose to publish in Open Access.
  • Discount rate:100%
  • Website:"Publish and Read 2022–24" in Microbiology Society website

National Academy of Sciences / PNAS

  • Target journal: “PNAS; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America”
  • Targer article type: Regular research articles (Immediate Open Access)
  • Conditions: Institutional subscription (site license) discount
  • How-to-Apply: unknown (please directly contact the publisher)
  • Discounted price: See the following webpage: “Publication Charges” in PNAS website
  • Website: “Open Access” in PNAS website

OUP Oxford University Press

  • Target journal: “Nucleic Acids Research” (Gold OA)
  • Conditions: Institutional subscription discount
  • How-to-Apply: Offer on the application form. / IP address authentication (details are blow)
    1. After the decision of accepting, Corresponding Author will receive an e-mail from OUP.
    2. Click the link in the e-mail. # UTokyo internal access is required.
    3. Proceed along the guide of the linked page.
    4. If certainly authenticated, discounted price will be displayed.If not, something has been wrong. Please check out the procedure.
    5. You don’t have to enter the Subscriber Number on “My Account”page.
  • Discount rate: 50%
  • Website: “Information for Authors” in Nucleic Acids Research website

Portland Press (Biochemical Society)

  • Target journal:Seven journals
    • Biochemical Journal (Hybrid OA)
    • Biochemical Society Transactions (Hybrid OA)
    • Clinical Science (Hybrid OA)
    • Essays in Biochemistry (Hybrid OA)
    • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences (Hybrid OA)
    • Bioscience Reports (Full OA)
    • Neuronal Signaling (Full OA)
  • Conditions:Corresponding author can receive an Institutional R&P contract discount.
    • Corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Tokyo.
  • How-to-Apply:Publisher identify author's affiliation by e-mail address.
    1. Use "u-tokyo.ac.jp/ipmu.jp/umin.ac.jp/umin.org/umin.net" domain e-mail address when submitting article.
    2. For Full OA journal: After the decision of accepting, you will be informed that APC will be covered for Open Access.
    3. For Hybrid OA journal: After the decision of accepting, you will receive an e-mail from publisher confirming if you wish to publish in Open Access. You do not need to pay any APC if you choose to publish in Open Access.
  • Discount rate:100%
  • Website:"Read & Publish with Unlimited Open Access" in Portland Press website

SPIE (The international society for optics and photonics)

  • Target journal:All titles
  • Conditions:Author can receive an Institutional subscription discount.
  • How-to-Apply:select & enter "The University of Tokyo" on the submission form.
  • Discount rate:25%
  • Website:"SPIE Journals Open Access" in SPIE website

Supplement , Reference materials

Supplement

  • Other publishers currently don’t offer a discount on APC for UTokyo institutional subscription.Hindawi Publishing Corporation discount service on APC is not available at UTokyo.
  • Regardless of subscriptions or agreements by our institution, a society publisher sometimes offers a membership discount for its members. Details should be confirmed in the submission policy.

Reference materials