Open Access Publishing: Discounts for open access publishing

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UPF members can enjoy discounts and advantages for publishing scientific articles in open access

To find out the right way to include the institutional affiliation in your articles and other scientific papers, see the recommendations for normalising an author’s  name and affiliation in UPF’s scientific output.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central               Springer

There is a 15% discount on the cost of each article, as long as the article explicitly includes the author’s affiliation as a member of UPF.

Cambridge Journals

Cambridge University Press

  • 10 % discount on publishing charges for articles that have been accepted in the  library subscribed HSS journals (Gold OA and Hybrid OA titles).
  • When your article is accepted for publication, you will receive an e-mail from the journal, asking you to complete and submit a licence-to-publish form. You will receive an e-mail from RightsLink requesting APC payment. Connect to RightsLink and put the institutional code in the section Affiliation discount.
  • Contact the Library in order to obtain the institutional code.
  • See the list of journals (PDF).
  • More information.


  • UPF has discounts that will cover up to 100% of the cost of publishing accepted articles. Once an article has been accepted, go to the Library to receive your discount.
  • More information on open access publishing at Emerald.



PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)


  • If you want to publish in open access, are the corresponding author of the article and have signed with UPF affiliation, you will have a discount of 350$. The cost of the article will be 1,000$ instead of 1,350$.
  • When you send your manuscript you can select the Open Access option. You can also wait to select this option after your article has been accepted, at the end of the process.
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