The University of Toronto Libraries offers U of T researchers access to institutional memberships to a variety of open access journals and organizations. These memberships offer discounts on publications charges or may waive article processing charges (APC) to researchers at the University of Toronto.
The following discounts are made available through other University of Toronto memberships and subscriptions:
BioMed Central (BMC)
As of August 1, 2017, a 15% discount on article-processing charges will be available to affiliated University of Toronto researchers publishing in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. Submission details are available on the University of Toronto Supporter Membership webpage.
British Journal of Cancer (BJC) - Nature Publishing Group
Discounts of either approximately 13% or 25% are available to University of Toronto researchers, depending on the choice of Creative Commons license.
Journal of Experimental Botany - Oxford University Press
A discount of 100% is available to University of Toronto researchers.
The following discounts are made available through the University of Toronto Libraries membership with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN):
American Chemical Society (ACS)
A 25% discount is available to University of Toronto researchers who choose to purchase open access for their published article using ACS AuthorChoice. Authors who are also individual members of ACS can receive a discount of approximately 62%. A Creative Commons license can be purchased at a discount of 50%. Actual price varies between immediate availability and availability after 12 months.
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)
A 50% discount is available to University of Toronto researchers who choose to purchase open access for their published article using the OpenArticle option. The fee for the OpenArticle option is $1,500, reduced from $3,000 per article. At the time of submission, please identify yourself as being affiliated to the University of Toronto in order to qualify for this discount. Read more about OpenArticle.
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
As subscribers to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s full collection, we participate in the “Gold for Gold” Open Access program. The University of Toronto Libraries participates in the “Gold for Gold” Open Access program and has been provided with vouchers that can be applied to cover the complete cost of APCs for articles published in RSC journals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to obtain a voucher.