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Open Access: Open Access Publishing Activities and Support

Transformative Agreements and APC Coverage

Syracuse University Libraries negotiated several agreements with publishers to cover the costs of open access publishing (often called APCs) for SU-affiliated scholars. At the moment, there are agreements in place with the following:

  •   American Chemical Society (ACS)
  •  Cambridge University Press
  • Springer
  • PLOS
  • The Royal Society
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) 
  • Wiley 
  • Company of Biologists 
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 
  • The Plan Journal (TPJ) 

To take advantage of these agreements and to make your work open access and without charge to you as an author, please see our detailed list of transformative agreements.

APC Discounts

In addition to these agreements, SU authors are eligible for APC discounts with the following:

Affiliate benefits
Organization Benefit
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) SU Authors are eligible for a 10% discount on article processing charges for MDPI Journals. Details on MDPI APCs can be found at this link:
BioMed Central Corresponding authors with an SU affiliation are eligible for a 15% APC discount. The process to take advantage of this discount is initiated upon acceptance of your research article. Please be sure to use your email address and select Syracuse University as your affiliation during this process.

Support for Diamond Open Access Journals

Syracuse University Libraries support several diamond open access journals and publishing initiatives. Our commitment to diamond open access journals means that anyone--regardless of institutional affiliation--can publish in and read these journals for free. 

At the moment, the libraries contribute to the following diamond OA journals:

liquid blackness, Duke University Press



liquid blackness
Cultural Anthropology, Society for Cultural Anthropology 
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies, E.L.A Project Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies