The library has entered into a number of agreements with publishers that offer no charge open access publishing, or Article Processing Charge (APC) discounts.

The CURIE Fund is available even if you take advantage of a discount. In all correspondence with the publisher, use your Carleton email as that is usually how they note your affiliation.

American Chemical Society – Provides a $250 USD flat discount on APC upon submission of the manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.

Cambridge University Press – No APC will be applied for publishing open access articles in Cambridge hybrid and gold journals. The following five article types are included: Research Article, Review Article, Rapid Communication, Brief Reports, Case Reports.

Canadian Science Publishing – The agreement offers a 25% discount on journals except agricultural journals (Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science). Additionally, five CSP journals (Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Canadian Journal of Physics; Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology; Genome; Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering) offer a 100% discount. For all CSP journals, authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount, which is applied upon submission of the manuscript.

Elsevier – A 20% discount on APCs for both hybrid and gold open access journals, however, Cell Press, Lancet and some other society-owned journals are excluded. Authors should identify themselves as a Carleton researcher when submitting an article.

Institute of Physics – As per the agreement, which is in effect until 2024, authors will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in most IOP hybrid and gold journals. APC fees will not be levied for open access publication.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals – A 15% APC discount has been negotiated for CRKN-affiliated authors in RSC hybrid journals. The APC discount process is entirely automatic, but authors must use their institutional email in order to qualify.

SAGE Transformative Agreement – Agreement offers no APC in over 900 SAGE Choice journals, but authors may also use a 40% discount to publish in SAGE’s gold open access journals.

Taylor & Francis – The agreement offers a 25% discount in T&F Open Select (hybrid) journals. Authors should use their Carleton email during article submission to prove their affiliation. The choice to make the article open access is offered upon acceptance. To generate an APC quote, select Carleton University and the discount will be automatically applied. Once the quote is accepted, make your choice of Creative Commons license, then select the invoice payer (yourself or a third-party organization), and the invoice is sent out at the discounted rate.

Wiley – Agreement with Wiley offers APC-free publication in hybrid journals. The agreement does not cover Wiley’s full gold open access, so authors will continue to be charged full APCs for those journals.

For further information, please contact Scholarly Communications - Open Access Team

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