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

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Discounts

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 MUN-affiliated authors publishing in ACS hybrid journals 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 Free Publishing As of January 1, 2022, corresponding authors affiliated with MUN will be able to publish an unlimited number of articles as Open Access in Cambridge hybrid and gold journals for free throughout 2022-2024. This includes research articles, review articles, rapid communication, brief reports, and case reports.
Canadian Science Publishing 25% discount MUN authors are eligible to publish an unlimited number of articles at no charge in the following journals: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Canadian Journal of Physics, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Genome, and Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, MUN authors are eligible to receive a 25% discount on APCs for all CSP Hybrid journals. Details can be found on the CRKN website
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.
Elsevier 20% discount MUN authors are eligible to receive a 20% discount on APCs for most Elsevier Hybrid and Gold Open Access journals. Details about which journals are included in this agreement can be found on the CRKN website.
IOP Publishing Free publishing

MUN authors will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access at no cost in most IOPP hybrid and gold journals for the duration of the agreement (2022-2024). Details about which journals are included in this agreement can be found on the CRKN website.

Microbiology Society Free publishing Through a direct subscription, MUN authors are able to publish in each of the Microbiology Society's journals for free. More information can be found on the Microbiology Society's website.
PeerJ Free publishing Memorial University has an institutional account with PeerJ. The funds are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. More details can be found on the PeerJ website.
Public Library of Science Free publishing MUN scholars are able to publish for free in the following PLOS journals: PLOS Biology, PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water, PLOS Mental Health and PLOS Complex Systems. More information on the deal can be found on the CRKN website.
Royal Society of Chemistry 15% discount MUN authors are eligible to receive a 15% discount on APCs for all RSC hybrid journals. Details about this agreement can be found on the CRKN website.

SAGE
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.