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.


  • 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.
  • The national quota 2021 for Taylor & Francis is reached.
Publisher Reductions Conditions Additional Information
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Sciences Advances 15% InformationJournal
American Chemical Society (ACS) Reduction of USD 250 or USD 750 USD 3750 instead of USD 4000 for university members
USD 3250 for individual members of ACS
Cambridge University Press (CUP) 100% InformatonsJournals
Elsevier 100%
National Quota!
Articles submitted from 1 January
all conditions and workflow
Karger Publishers 100% Journals
MDPI 15% Information
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Reduction of USD 500 USD 2000 instead of USD 2500 if the article is publishd under default license (CC BY-NC-ND) Journals
Royal Society 25% InformationJournal
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 100% (hybrid)
15% (gold)
SAGE Publishing 100% (hybrid)
20% (gold)
SCOAP3 100% Information
Springer Nature 100% (hybrid)
National Quota!
Articles accepted from 1 July 2020
all conditions and workflow
Taylor & Francis 100%
National Quota reached!
Wiley 100%
National Quota!
Articles accepted from 1 May 2021
all conditions and workflow