Skip to main content

Open Access: Open Access Fee Discounts

This is a guide to issues in open access, author rights, copyright, open licensing, and scholarly communication.

Article Processing Charges from Open Access Journals

While some open access journals do not charge a fee for publishing with them, others do.  This page aims to inform University of Kentucky authors of open access journals that provide a discount of their article processing charges (APCs) thanks to the University of Kentucky Libraries' membership or journal subscriptions.

UK Libraries supports open access in various manners.  For example, the library contributes to Annual Reviews' Subscribe to Open initiative and helps convert the contents of five subscription-based serial publications to open access.  The library also publishes a variety of open access journals that are based at the University of Kentucky.

Please note that UK Libraries currently do not provide funding to cover open access journals' APCs.  If you have questions about open access and/or APCs, feel free to contact UK Libraries.

Humanities and Social Sciences Journals and Publishers

MDPI Journals

UK Libraries participates in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program and UK authors receive a 10% discount of the APC when publishing with MDPI journals.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the publisher site for the latest information.

PNAS

UK Libraries has a site license with PNAS and UK authors receive a discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information. 

STEM Journals and Publishers

American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

UK Libraries subscribes to ACS journals.  UK authors who choose to publish open access with ACS AuthorChoice receive a 25% discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the publisher site for the latest information.

Endocrine-Related Cancer

UK Libraries subscribes to this journal and UK authors receive a 50% discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)
UK Libraries is a "shareholder" of JAFSCD and UK authors receive a waiver of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information. 

Journal of Endocrinology

UK Libraries subscribes to this journal and UK authors receive a 50% discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information.

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

UK Libraries subscribes to this journal and UK authors receive a 50% discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information.

MDPI Journals

UK Libraries participates in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program and UK authors receive a 10% discount of the APC when publishing with MDPI journals.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the publisher site for the latest information.

PNAS

UK Libraries has a site license with PNAS and UK authors receive a discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the journal site for the latest information. 

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and related societies are eligible for a 15% discount of the APC.  The discount rate may be subject to change.  Please check the publisher site for the latest information.

SCOAP3 (High-Energy Physics) Journals

UK Libraries participates in the SCOAP3 initiative and UK authors do not have to pay the APC when publishing with the SCOAP3 journals.