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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
  • PLOS
  • The Royal Society
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) (new for 2023)
  • Wiley (new for 2023)
  • Company of Biologists (new for 2023)
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) (new for 2023)
  • The Plan Journal (TPJ) (new for 2023)

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:
Springer/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.

OA Publishing Activities at SU

Open Access Publishers, Databases, and Repositories