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.
- On a first-come, first-served basis (based on the acceptance date of the publication) until the fund has been used up;
- Pure Gold OA publications immediately available online without restrictions at the time of publication or conference;
- Formal proceedings in a reputable peer-reviewed research venue;
- Publications or journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) or members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE);
- No co-financing for hybrid publications;
- Reimbursements limited to 2 publications per lab annually;
- Funds specifically dedicated for Gold OA fees (grants, contracts, etc.) must be used first;
- APCs of publications published in December can be reimbursed until the end of January of the next year;
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.
Free and unlimited publication in Gold Open Access for EPFL affiliated authors (corresponding author) in 330 hybrid journals and 40 Gold OA journals (List of titles) at Cambridge University Press.
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).
Once the publication is accepted, the corresponding author is notified that the paper can be published in Gold OA in the frame of the R&P agreement. The corresponding author has to specify his/her affiliation and the 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). The offer is valid as long as the quota of submitted papers in the corresponding year is not used up. 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.
EPFL affiliated authors can now publish in Open Access at no cost in more than 2,000 hybrid (see the titles’ list).
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 select a creative commons license for the dissemination of the article. The EPFL Library validates the eligibility of the author.
For the next two years (2021 and 2022), the number of Gold OA articles taken in charge is restricted at a national level (1418 and 1430 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. From 2023, the number of Open Access publications will be unlimited.
Free Open Access publication for EPFL affiliated authors (corresponding author) in more than 2’430 hybrid and Gold OA journals at Taylor & Francis (List of titles).
During the contract term (2021, 2022, and 2023), the number of OA publications supported at the national level is limited (260, 366, and 450 publications, respectively). The offer is valid as long as the quota is not exhausted. If the maximum number is exceeded, or if the eligibility of an author is not validated by EPFL, the invoice for publication costs is sent directly to the corresponding author.
The 2021 quota is over
EPFL affiliated corresponding authors (corresponding author) can publish Open Access at no cost in nearly 1400 hybrid journals at Wiley (List of titles). The agreement is valid for articles (primary research and review) accepted after 1 May 2021. APCs (Article Processing Charges) are deducted from the total annual APC quota on a first-come, first-serve basis until such time as the total APC Fund for the current year has been reached.
Details regarding the author’s workflow can be found here: https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/csal-agreement.html
■ Discounts on APCs
APCs in ACS hybrid journals benefit is reduced with $250 for EPFL authors. An additional discount of $500 applies if the author is an ACS member (applies also for Gold OA journals).
Discount of 15% on all Frontiers journals.
20% 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.
50% discount is applied on APCs of publisher’s journals.