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Syracuse University Libraries

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 Contact
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: Contact Dylan Mohr with questions
Springer/BioMed Central

The APC discount varies by title but if the corresponding author is a Syracuse affiliate, a membership discount applies. It should be applied automatically when the author submits but they can also check directly with the editor.

Contact journal editors with questions

OA Publishing Activities at SU

Open Access Publishers, Databases, and Repositories