Windsor Open Access Author Fee Portal
Charging authors a publication fee is one common way that open access journals support their operations. In some cases the Leddy library can help to offset these cost of these fees as a result of various content licenses we have with these publishers. This portal provides information for you on where such discounts apply and how to obtain them. If you have any questions please contact your liaison or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mita Williams).
The University of Windsor is a Supporter Member of several OA publishers which means that when as a University of Windsor author you publish in any journal from BioMed Central or SpringerOpen you will receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge.
Through our subscription to NRC Research Press Journals, University of Windsor authors will receive a 50% fee reduction for choosing the hybrid OA option.
Through our subscription to the RSC, University of Windsor authors are eligible for vouchers providing free OA publishing for their article with RSC. A limited number of vouchers are available per year.
Through the Library’s CRKN agreements, authors affiliated with the University of Windsor can receive a 40% discount on article processing charges for SAGE journals. At the time of submission, please identify yourself as being affiliated to the University of Windsor (a "CRKN institution") in order to qualify for this discount. Manuscripts submitted between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2020 are eligible for this discount.
Before you begin the process, make sure the journal you’re publishing in qualifies for the discount by checking the lists on this guide from USask. Once the article has been accepted you’ll be asked for payment. On this screen there is a box for a discount code. There is no universal CRKN discount code instead you have to email Sage (APCQueries@sagepub.com) to get your unique discount code. Be aware that turnaround time can be as high as 48 hours.
Authors affiliated with the University of Windsor can receive a 25% discount on article processing charges for "ACS Author Choice Open Access Services". At the time of submission, please identify yourself as being affiliated to the University of Windsor in order to qualify for this discount. Manuscripts submitted between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018 are eligible for this discount.