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 October 2019).
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.|
|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.)
|American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)||
The Plant cell
Authors can purchase immediate free access in one of several ways:
Plant PhysiologyーCorresponding authors publishing in Plant Physiology who work at a subscribing institution pay $950.
The Plant CellーAuthors whose work is published in The Plant Cell pay $950 (if they work at a subscribing institution).
（Kyushu University is a subscribing institution. The journals of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell, make all articles free 12 months after publication.）
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI）||All MDPI Journals||Since Kyushu University is participating in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), a 10% discount applies if the member of the University is a Corresponding Author.||https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap|
|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.）
|Portland Press||Biochemical journal||Since Kyushu University falls under "Special rates for members and subscribers", a discount applies.||https://portlandpress.com/pages/open_access_policy#Gold%20Open%20Access|