While Windsor-Essex remains in the Grey "Lockdown" level of the COVID-19 response framework the library will operate on a limited basis and will continue to offer Contactless Pickup and Digital Delivery services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The library encourages patrons to remain patient as some delivery delays may occur during the transition.

Remote hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Please refer to our homepage and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest updates on our remote services, accessing the library building, and hours of operation. Be sure to login to your account to access all of our resources from off-campus.

Windsor Open Access Author Fee Portal

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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 scholarship@uwindsor.ca (Mita Williams).

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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.

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The Leddy Library has a site-license to PNAS and as such authors from the University of Windsor will be assessed a discounted open access fee of $1,150 (compared to our regular fee of $1,500) for a CC BY-NC-ND license. The CC BY license is available for authors whose funders require it, for a fee of $2,200.

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Authors submitting their manuscript to SAGE will be automatically identified and notified of any APC discount eligibility.

The attached documents contain step-by-step instructions for authors who have selected to publish their article in a Gold or Hybrid journal. The CRKN website has been updated to reflect the new OA submission process for SAGE: CRKN-Negotiated APC Discounts.

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University of Windsor authors receive a 10% discount in Article Processing Charges (APCs), book processing charges (BPCs), and Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs). Authors will be prompted during the last step of submission to determine if they are eligible for the discount unless submitting from a computer within the University of Windsor campus.


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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.