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Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Article Processing Charge (APC) Discounts

Initiatives from Memorial Libraries that support research, teaching & learning in the digital world.


Memorial University has several agreements in place that offer discounts for article processing charges. 

Publisher Discount Note
American Chemical Society $250 USD CRKN has an agreement in place where authors of American Chemical Society articles are eligible for a $250 USD discount. All MUN community members are eligible for the discount, which will be applied by the publisher during the submission process.
BMJ Case Reports Free publishing Through an institutional membership, MUN authors are able to publish cases for free.
Cambridge University Press 20% Through our license with CRKN, MUN scholars are eligible for a 20% discount when publishing in Open Access journals published by Cambridge University Press. The discount will be automatically applied, when institutional affiliation is selected during the submission process. 
Canadian Science Publishing 50% for select journals The 50% discount applies to all journals, with the exception of the following agricultural journals: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science.
The Company of Biologists Free publishing Through our read and publish agreement with The Company of Biologists, MUN scholars who are corresponding authors are able to publish their articles free of charge in the journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, and the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Public Library of Science Free publishing Through the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Community Action Publishing Model, MUN scholars are able to publish for free in two PLoS journals: PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine. 

Gold Open Access Journals

40% Instructions for authors can be found on the CRKN website
SAGE Choice Free We have a "Read and Publish" deal with SAGE through CRKN that allows MUN authors the opportunity to publish in SAGE Choice journals for free. Details can be found on the CRKN website.
Taylor & Francis 25% for select journals The discount can be applied to Taylor & Francis Open Select journals.