Gold Open Access financial support

Since January 2016, EPFL authors publishing a paper, a book, a book chapter or a proceedings in Gold Open Access may benefit from a financial support. This funding from the EPFL Library can be achieved by means of either a partial reimbursement of the Gold OA publication fees or special conditions negotiated with some publishers or journals.

Open Access fund

The request for refund can be made by email at [email protected]

Reimbursement of 2/3 of the APC (or BPC, or conference registration fees), with a maximum of CHF 2,500 per publication.

Specific agreements with publishers

■   Full APC funding

Free publication in Open Access in the following titles: Annual Review of Cancer Biology, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, Annual Review of Political Science, and Annual Review of Public Health.

Publication fees in Cogitatio journals fully covered by the Library

Free publication under Gold OA in all ECS journals.

EPFL affiliated authors can now publish in Open Access at no cost in more than 2,000 hybrid and fully Gold OA journals (see the titles’ list. Cell Press titles, the Lancet and some selected society journals are not included in the agreement). The agreement is valid for articles submitted after January 1, 2020.

For the authors, a workflow has been put in place by the publisher: once the publication is accepted, the corresponding author is notified that this can be published in Gold OA in the frame of the Read and Publish Agreement. The corresponding author has to specify his/her affiliation and research funding and has to choose a creative commons license for the dissemination of the article (CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND). The EPFL Library validates the eligibility of the author.

For the three first years (2020, 2021, and 2022), the number of Gold OA articles taken in charge is restricted at a national level (2850, 3000, and 3150 publications, respectively). If in any year the maximum number of APCs is exceeded, or if the eligibility of the authors has not been validated by EPFL, the OA invoice will be directly sent to authors (in the case of hybrid OA, the decision can be reverted). From 2023, the number of Open Access publications will be unlimited.

APCs of EPFL authors (the corresponding author must be affiliated to EPFL) in PLoS journals are fully and directly covered by the Library.

Through the SCOAP3 program, publication without any financial barriers under Gold OA in some key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics.

■   Discounts on APCs

APCs in ACS journals benefit is reduced with $250 for EPFL authors. An additional discount of $500 applies if the author is an ACS member.

20% discount on APCs with Springer Open and Biomed Central for EPFL authors. A discount of 15% is also applied on the publication charges (BPC) of Open Access books.

Discount of 15% on all Frontiers journals.

25% discount on APCs in MDPI journals.

25% discount on APCs in the Gold OA journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

10% discount on APCs in the Gold OA journal Science Advances. An additional 4% discount for AAAS members applies.


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