Publisher OA Agreements and Discounts

The University of Toronto Libraries offers open access publishing agreements and discounts with a range of scholarly publishers, reducing the financial obligations on researchers who publish their work openly. These discounts are negotiated into institutional licenses with the publisher or through paid memberships. For more information on UTL's ongoing work in support of initiatives that work towards immediate and barrier-free access to research, contact the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office.
APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: $250.00
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to ACS hybrid journals. 

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 15%
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to journals published by BMC and SpringerOpen

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 15%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to Open Access BMJ publications.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

Cambridge University Hybrid or Gold OA journal

Who is covered? Corresponding authors who are affiliated with U of T are eligible for a 100% coverage of article processing charges
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to the following journals:

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Physics
  • Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Genome
  • Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 25%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to all CSP Hybrid Journals EXCEPT Arctic Science, Drone Systems and Applications, and FACETS.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?
  • Development
  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • Disease Models & Mechanisms
  • Biology Open
Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 20%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to select Elsevier gold journals. Confirm that the journal you would like to publish in is eligible for this discount by referring to the CRKN-Elsevier eligible gold title list. This will link to an Excel Spreadsheet for your reference. 

EXCLUDED Titles: Cell Press, Lancet, and other society owned journals

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

This deal applies to select Elsevier hybrid journals. Confirm that the journal you would like to publish in is eligible for this discount by referring to the CRKN-Elsevier eligible hybrid title list. This will download an Excel Spreadsheet for your reference. 

EXCLUDED Titles: Cell Press, Lancet, and other society owned journals

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

Confirm that the journal you would like to publish in is eligible for this discount by referring to the CRKN-IOPP Title List. This will download an Excel Spreadsheet for your reference. 

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to all Karger journals, including Karger's Open Access and hybrid journals (subscription journals with an Open Access option). 

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 10%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to all MDPI journals.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 10%
Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

A list of eligible hybrid journals is available for download here

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?
  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Climate
  • PLOS Complex Systems
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Digital Health
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Global Public Health
  • PLOS Medicine
  • PLOS Mental Health
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS ONE
  • PLOS Pathogens
  • PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
  • PLOS Water
Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.

If you are a co-author on a manuscript and the corresponding author is not from an institution that is a member, affiliated U of T authors are eligible for a 25% discount on the article processing charges (referred to as “non-member fees” by PLOS). This discount cannot be stacked.
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APC Discount Type Discount
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies to all relevant journals. Please visit Publication Fees and Charges - PNAS for further information.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 15%
What journals are eligible?

 Refer to the RSC hybrid journals list. 

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to Sage Choice journals, including the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) journals. Refer to the Sage Choice title list for journal titles covered under this agreement. This will download an Excel spreadsheet for  your reference.  

There are a few select journals for which Sage does not offer an open access option that are excluded at this time

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 40%
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to participating Pure Gold Open Access Journals (List of eligible titles).

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 25
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to fully open access journals. 

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 15%
What journals are eligible?

This discount only applies to journals published by SpringerOpen

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 25%
What journals are eligible?

This discount applies only to Open Select Journals.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Discount
Discount: 15 APC Waivers
What journals are eligible?

These waivers are only applicable to Thieme's Chemistry SynOpen journal.

Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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APC Discount Type Fully Funded
What journals are eligible?

ONLY Wiley Hybrid Journals (List of eligible titles)

  • Articles accepted for publication in Wiley’s gold journals are not eligible under this agreement. Authors will continue to be charged APCs for accepted articles in these journals.
  • Eligible article types: case study, commentary, data article, education, lecture, method and protocol, perspective, practice and policy, rapid publication, research article, review article, short communication, and technical note.
Who is covered? Corresponding authors affiliated with U of T, including students, and teaching/research staff employed by the University.
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