APC support information

​Article Processing Charge (APC) support information

Kyushu University and the following publishers have concluded transformative agreements for e-journal subscriptions and Open Access publication of articles. Authors will be able to publish their articles in OA with only 30% of the Article Processing Charge (APC) because of the university supports. Please note that in the case of either publisher, the corresponding author who handles the publication process must be affiliated with Kyushu University.(As of February 2024)

*The OA application system of each publisher will indicate that there is no cost for OA publication. After the library receives the OA application, the library will send the author a confirmation of the 30% of the APC. Please refer to the detailed pages linked from the following "Journal Title & Usage".

Please click here for FAQ on APC support (Internal access only).

Publisher Applicable period Journal Title & Usage
Wiley (GMT)Jan. 1,2024 ~ Dec. 31, 2024
(JST)Jan. 1,2024 at 9:00 ~ Jan. 1, 2025 at 8:59
Target journals are Hybrid OA journals. Please click here for details.(Internal access only)
Royal Society of Chemistry(RSC) (GMT)Jan. 1,2024 ~ Dec. 31, 2025
(JST)Jan. 1,2024 at 9:00 ~ Jan. 1, 2026 at 8:59
Target journals are Hybrid OA journals. Please click here for details.(Internal access only)
Elsevier (UTC)Apr. 1,2024 ~ Mar. 31, 2027
(JST)Apr. 1,2024 at 9:00 ~ Apr. 1, 2027 at 8:59
Target journals are Hybrid OA journals. Please click here for details.(Internal access only)

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). Members of the University (faculty / students) can receive discounts on the publication of open access articles in the following journals (as of February 2024).
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

Company of Biologists All CoB Journals Since Kyushu University has a Read & Publish agreement with Company of Biologists, APCs are waived for those affiliated with the University who submit as a Corresponding Author and publish their articles as Open Access.

Applicable period:(GMT)2024/1/1-2026/12/31
(JST)2024/1/1 9:00-2027/1/1/ 8:59
Guide for corresponding authors(JPN/ENG)

Elsevier Some hybrid OA and full OA journals
APC discount title list(Internal access only)
A 15% or 20% APC discount will be offered if a article is submitted as a Corresponding Author by a member of the Kyusyu University and is accepted during the eligibility period. Applicable period:(UTC)Apr. 1,2024 ~ Mar. 31, 2027
(JST)Apr. 1,2024 at 9:00 ~ Apr. 1, 2027 at 8:59
Instructions for paper submission(English)(Internal access only)
Microbiology Society All Microbiology Society Journals A promotional code for a 10% discount on APC is now available.(Expires: June 2025) Click here for instructions on how to use the promotional code.(Japanese)
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

Guidelines

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