APC Reductions

Thanks to contracts between the University and various publishing houses, researchers at the University of Fribourg have the possibility to publish their articles in Open Access at reduced prices or even free of charge.
Here is the complete list of these discounts. We recommend to consult also the list of over 10'000 Gold Open Access journals that don't require any APC.

 Attention

  • Always use your e-mail address @unifr.ch in correspondence with the publisher to benefit from this discounts.
  • For some agreements (notably with Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and Wiley) there is a limited national quota.

No Deal with Elsevier and Taylor & Francis from 1 January 2024

The negotiations with the publishers Elsevier and Taylor & Francis have not yet led to an acceptable agreement. There is a risk that there will be a no-deal situation with these two publishers at the beginning of 2024.

Free open access publication with the publishers concerned will be discontinued on 31 December 2023. For articles submitted to Elsevier by 31 December 2023 or accepted by Taylor & Francis by the same date, the costs will still be covered if quotas are available (in both cases it is possible that the article will be published later). However, the costs for the open access publication of articles submitted (Elsevier) or accepted (Taylor & Francis) from 1 January 2024 are no longer covered. You will then need to find other funding or check whether it is possible to make the accepted manuscript available in open access on FOLIA with an acceptable embargo. You can find the conditions for self-archiving on theSherpa/Romeo platform, or use the OA assistant Papago.

Publisher Reductions Conditions Additional Information
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Sciences Advances 15% InformationJournal
American Chemical Society (ACS) 100%
National Quota!
Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2025
Articles from SNF projects are excluded!
APC of USD 3000 after national quota has been reached
InformationJournals
American Institute of Physics (AIP) 100% (hybrid)
National Quota!
Articles accepted between 01.01.2022 and 31.12.2024 InformationsJournals
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 100% Articles in ACM's journals, magazines and conference papers published between 01.06.2022 and 31.12.2025 InformationTitles
Cambridge University Press (CUP) 100% Articles accepted between 01.01.2024 and 31.12.2026 InformationJournals
Elsevier 100%
No Deal!
Articles submitted between 01.01.2020 and 31.12.2023
all conditions and workflow
InformationJournals
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 100% (gold)
National Quota!
Articles accepted between 01.01.2022 and 31.12.2024 InformationJournals
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) 100% Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2024 InformationsJournals
John Benjamins Publishing 100% Articles submitted between 01.01.2024 and 31.12.2024 Journals
Karger Publishers 100% Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2025 InformationJournals
MDPI 15% Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2024 InformationJournals
Oxford University Press (OUP) 100% (hybrid) / 10% (gold)
National Quota!
Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2024 InformationJournals
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Reduction of USD 500 Reduction of USD if the article is publishd under default license (CC BY-NC-ND) InformationsJournals
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 100% (hybrid)
15% (gold)
Articles accepted between 01.01.2024 and 31.12.2026 InformationJournals
SAGE Publishing 100% (hybrid)
20% (gold)
Articles accepted between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2025 InformationsJournals
SCOAP3 100% Information
Springer Nature (subscription journals) 100% (hybrid)
National Quota!
Articles accepted for payment by the institution between 01.01.2023 and 31.12.2025 InformationSpringer JournalsNature Journals
Taylor & Francis 100%
No Deal!
between 01.01.2021 and 31.12.2023 InformationJournals
Wiley 100% (hybrid)
National Quota!
between 01.05.2021 and 31.12.2024
all conditions and workflow
InformationJournals