How does the University support publication in Open Access journals? Is financial support available?

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) offers open access publishing agreements and article processing charge (APC) discounts with a range of scholarly publishers, reducing the financial obligations on researchers who publish their work openly. These are negotiated into institutional licenses with the publisher or through paid memberships. UTL does not offer a general open access fund. 

Refer to the Publisher OA Agreements and Discounts webpage for an up to date list. 

These agreements and discounts are available to corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Toronto. This includes faculty, staff, students, and those with cross-appointments at affiliated hospitals and organizations. 

A corresponding author is generally understood to be the individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process. 

It is always preferable that you submit your manuscript using your @utoronto / @mail.utoronto email address or by selecting the University of Toronto as your primary affiliation. Not doing so may preclude you from the deal or delay the publication process. 


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