APC discount information

Article Processing Charge (APC) discount information

When submitting an article to a journal, in order to make the article open access, there is mostly an expense called an Article Processing Charge (APC). By applying for institutional subscription at Kyushu University, members of the University (faculty / students) can receive discounts on the publication of open access articles in the following journals (as of January 2023).
The library does not compile discounts, so please check the websites of the following journals for details. In addition to these, there are many academic societies with discounts for individual members. For details, check the website of each academic society.

Publisher Journal Title Content Usage / Remarks
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science Advances APC discount of 5% to 15% will be offered depending on the publication results of Science Advances of the institution where the author belongs.

Click here for APC discount acquisition procedure.

Licensing and charges - AAAS

American Chemical Society (ACS) All ACS Journals.

Authors affiliated with institutions that subscribe to the ACS "All Publications" package receive discounts on their ACS AuthorChoice license. In, ACS members can get more discount.

(Kyushu university is a subscribing Institution.)

ACS Open Science

Pricing- ACS

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) All MDPI Journals

Since Kyushu University is participating in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), a 10% discount applies to APC (Article Processing Charge), BPC (Book Processing Charge), and English editing fees, if a member of the university is an author.

Institutional Open Access Program - MDPI
Brochure (Japanese)
About Combination of Discounts (Japanese)
National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (NAS) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

When authors purchase immediate free access, discounts will apply if the member of Kyushu University is a Corresponding Author.

(The journals make all articles free 6 months after publication.)

Publication Charges - PNAS
Rockefeller University Press (RUP) Journal of Cell Biology (JCB)
Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM)
Journal of General Physiology (JGP)
Since Kyushu University has a Read & Publish agreement with Rockefeller University Press, APCs are waived for those affiliated with the University who submit as a Corresponding Author and publish their articles as Open Access.
Rockefeller University Press has two publication types: Gold OA (APC USD 5,300), which is open access immediately after publication, and Green OA (APC USD 2,000), which is open access six months later. All articles published with an APC exemption are Gold OA.

Applicable period:
(EST)2023/1/1 - 2024/12/31
(JST)2023/1/1 14:00 - 2025/1/1 13:59


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