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Article Processing Charge (APC) Waivers and Discounts

Some publishers require authors to pay APC (Article Processing Charge) if they wish to arrange their articles for open access.
Members of University of Tsukuba may be able to receive waivers or discounts of APC based on the contract and subscription of University of Tsukuba.
Please see below for details.

For more information about APC discounts, please refer to each publisher’s website. (Library does not coordinate.)
The information listed below is what Library has gathered. In addition, if the author is a member of an academic society that publishes the journal, the author may be able to receive APC discounts. Please refer to the website of each journal when you submit articles.

University of Tsukuba requires to unify the method of inputting the expenditure on article submission (including APC) to FAIR Financial Accounting System.
For more information, please refer to the notice on March 10, 2021. (listed on the exclusive site for faculty and staff of University of Tsukuba)(in Japanese)

American Chemical Society (ACS)All titlesMembers of University of Tsukuba can get APC discounts because University of Tsukuba is the “Subscribing Institution”.
If the author is a member of ACS, the discount rate is even higher.

Details: https://acsopenscience.org
De GruyterEligible Title List [Excel](72KB)If the corresponding author is a member of University of Tsukuba, the author can get 10% APC discount. Articles accepted by December 2024 are eligible for the APC discount.
Please use an email address with the “tsukuba.ac.jp” domain when submitting articles.
APC discount applies to all journals in the left title list. The file has 2 tabs: "Pure OA" and "Hybrid OA".

Guide for Authors (in Japanese) [PDF](1.3MB)
・Details: https://www.degruyter.com/publishing/publications/openaccess/open-access-articles
Microbiology SocietyAll titlesA promotional code for a 10% discount on APCs is currently available. (Valid until June 2025)
Anyone can use the code whether the University subscribes each journals or not.

Details: https://www.usaco.co.jp/Portals/0/images/product/MS/202309_MS_Code.pdf (in Japanese)
National Academy of SciencesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)If the corresponding author is a member of University of Tsukuba and chooses the open access option, the author can get an APC discount.

Details: https://www.pnas.org/authors/fees-and-licenses