Article Fee Funding

UB Zurich has agreements and Read & Publish Agreements (R&P) with many academic publishers. Thanks to these agreements, UZH researchers can publish Open Access with these publishers free of charge or at reduced prices.

Full Article Fee Funding (APC)

There are no costs for UZH researchers for publications in journals of the following publishers. APCs are covered by UB Zurich. The exact conditions can be found at the individual publishers.

AIP – American Institute of Physics (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in the hybrid journals (exceptions: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan and Physics Today) with acceptance dates on or after Jan. 1, 2022

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure Corresponding authors follow the workflow with confirmation of affiliation to the "University of Zurich" when submitting the manuscript and select the option "I wish to publish Open Access as part of an institutional agreement".
 

AIP

ACM – Association for Computing Machinery (R&P)

Costs

None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich). 
Validity

Applies to open access charges in the following ACM publication (journals, magazines, and conference proceedings) with acceptance dates on or after 6/1/2022.

Procedure Corresponding authors must indicate their affiliation with the University of Zurich in the submission system and use the institutional e-mail address. Corresponding authors will also be asked to fill out the eRights form on which the rights to be granted and a Creative Commons license can be selected.
  ACM

Annual Reviews

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity Due to the "Subscribe to Open" model, UZH members do not pay Open Access fees; these are covered by the university library through subscription fees. The journals offered are listed via the publisher's website. Subscribe to Open

Cambridge University Press (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, for accepted open access article charges in these journals (XLSX).

Procedure

After acceptance of their article, corresponding authors will receive an email with a link to complete the Cambridge Publishing Author Journey (PDF, 2 MB)publication process. If you would like to publish your article Open Access free of charge, please select the "Gold Open Access" option. You will then have the option to choose between the CC BY, CC BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC-SA license. Further information can be found here.

 

Cambridge University Press

Cogitatio Press

Costs None for UZH researchers
Validity Applies to all articles with corresponding authors from UZH with publication date between 2020 and 2022.
Procedure The publisher checks the UZH affiliation of corresponding authors based on the identifier of the e-mail address "uzh.ch".
 

Cogitatio Press
Cogitatio Journals

De Gruyter Journals – Social Sciences and Humanities Collection

Costs None for UZH researchers
(100% discount on article processing charges (APCs): 90% due to journal licence; 10% financed by Zentralbibliothek Zürich).
Validity Applies to Open Access article fees in the subscribed journals (XLSX, 85 KB) (spreadsheet UZH) in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Procedure The author’s affiliation to the University of Zurich and the UZH e-mail address must be provided in the article submission system. After the article has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted based on the provided affiliation and follows the workflow (PDF, 522 KB) via the RightsLink system.
 

De Gruyter

Elsevier (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in these  journals (XLSX, 144 KB) submitted since Jan. 1, 2020 (exceptions: Cell Press, Lancet, and Society Journals).

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure

After acceptance of your article, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to Elsevier's Rights and Access Portal (Elsevier workflow (PDF, 2 MB)). Please enter "University of Zurich" as "Corresponding Author's Organization". If you want to publish your article free of charge Open Access, please select the "Gold Open Access" option. After that you have the option to choose between CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

  Elsevier

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in Gold Open Access journals with acceptance dates on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

In the case of subscription journals, there is the possibility to post the accepted version of the article in ZORA via green open access.

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure

Corresponding authors are asked to indicate affiliation with the University of Zurich during the submission process (PDF, 1 MB).

  IEEE

IOP – Institute of Physics (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in all journals (exceptions: Electrochemical Society and American Astronomical Society journals) with acceptance dates on or after Jan. 1, 2022.

Procedure

Corresponding authors follow the IOP-Workflow (PDF, 1018 KB) and ensure that the affiliation with the University of Zurich is indicated on the article itself and on the submission form. After verification of eligibility for free open access publication by the publisher, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

 

IOP

Karger (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich)
Validity Applies to open access charges for articles with 2020 submission dates in these journals (XLSX, 144 KB).
Procedure

During the submission process, the University of Zurich or one of the university hospitals must be specified.

Workflow (PDF, 195 KB)

 

Karger Journals

Karger Funding and Open Access Agreements

LWW – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Applies to Open Access fees for articles in the hybrid journals with acceptance date from 1.1.2022 (included article types: "Original Research", "Case reports" and "Review papers").

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure

During the submission process, the question whether the publication should be published Open Access should be answered with "yes". The system identifies the corresponding authors by providing the e-mail address of the University of Zurich or the university hospitals. The corresponding institution (University of Zurich or university hospitals) must be specified accordingly. After acceptance, the corresponding authors are requested to place an OA order in the publisher's payment portal, where the funding of the APC by the University of Zurich can be requested.

  LWW

OLH - Open Library of Humanities

OLH is funded through an international consortium of libraries and funders. OLH provides a peer-reviewed, scholarly gold open access mega-journal as well as a publishing platform for humanities journals.

Costs No costs for UZH researchers
Procedure No special identification is required for UZH researchers.
 

OLH Webseite
OLH Zeitschriften

RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry (R&P)

Costs No costs for UZH researchers
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in the publisher's hybrid journals.

Procedure

When the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding authors receive an email. The system identifies you by the institution's email domain (.uzh.ch) with a Read&Publish agreement. You select a publication route and sign the license for open access publication.

Workflow (PDF, 490 KB)

SAGE Publishing (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich). 
Validity

Applies to open access article charges in hybrid journals with acceptance dates on or after Jan. 1, 2021.

Procedure After acceptance of their article, corresponding authors will receive an email to complete the SAGE Open Access Portal (Workflow (PDF, 1 MB)), the author agrees to open access publication and selects the Creative Commons CC-BY or CC-BY-NC open access license.
  SAGE Publishing

SCOAP3

SCOAP3 is an international consortium of libraries and funders. Its goal is to continuously transform central journals in high energy physics to Open Access.

Costs No costs for UZH researchers
Procedure Please refer to the specific regulations of the individual journals.
 

SCOAP3 website
SCOAP3 journals

Springer Nature (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich)
Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in these journals (XLSX)(all open choice journal available on SpringerLink) accepted on or after 7/1/2020. Exceptions: Gold Open Access journals (BioMed Central, SpringerOpen), Nature journals and some Society journals and imprints.

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure

After acceptance of your article, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to complete the publication process in "MyPublication" of Springer Nature (Workflow Springer Nature (PDF, 1 MB)). Please enter "University of Zurich" for the institution affiliation.  This affiliation information will automatically be assigned to the Open Access agreement and further information on article acceptance by the University of Zurich will appear.

  Springer Nature

Taylor&Francis (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich)
Validity

Beginning 1/1/2021 for accepted open access article charges in these journals (XLSX).

Quota The offer is valid as long as the quota is not used up.
Procedure

Corresponding authors are identified as a member of the University of Zurich or one of the associated university hospitals either at the time of submission or when the article is accepted. They are identified via the e-mail domain or you select the University of Zurich from a drop-down menu.

Workflow

  Taylor&Francis

Wiley (R&P)

Costs None for UZH researchers and members of the university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).
Validity

Beginning 5/1/2021 for accepted open access article charges in these journals (XLSX).

Quota The article quota for free open access publication within the Read&Publish agreement with Wiley has been reached. The UB Zurich can no longer cover the article processing charges (APC) for 2022. Until the end of 2022, a discount of 15% on the APC in the hybrid journals will be offered. Free open access publishing in Wiley journals will be available again for articles accepted for publication in 2023.
Procedure

Once the article has been accepted, log in as a corresponding author under Wiley Author Services Dashboard. Under "My Articles," locate your article and click "Manage Article" and then "Select Open Access." You may be prompted to add or confirm the affiliation you entered during submission. If prompted, select "Yes, make my article open access". UB Zurich will be notified of your request. If your open access request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Your accepted article will then be published on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license Open Access. Workflow informationen

  Wiley

 


Discounts on Article Fees

UZH researchers receive discounts on article fees for publications in journals of the following listed publishers. The exact conditions can be found at the individual publishers.

AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science

Discount 15%
Validity

Applies to Open Access fees for articles in the journal Science Advances.

Procedure After the article has been accepted, authors receive an e-mail informing them that the article fee (APC) must be paid. This email contains a link to the RightsLink for Open Access APC payment system. The discount can be redeemed in the article process "Apply Discounts". Enter the University of Zurich in the search field and select the institution from the drop-down list.

ACS - American Chemical Society

Discount Varying discounts based on institutional affiliation under the ACS Open Access Program.
Procedure In the order process, a new window opens at the point "Apply Discounts", in which you can search for "University of Zurich". Afterwards the discount will be deducted automatically.
 

ACS Open Access

BioMed Central/SpringerOpen

The publisher offers over 450 open access journals in the fields of natural sciences, technology, medicine and in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Discount 40%
Validity Does not apply to supplements or Springer Nature journals.
Procedure

The University of Zurich must be selected. Subsequently, it is checked whether the funding guidelines (PDF, 55 KB) are adhered to and, in unclear cases, the author is contacted.

 

BioMed Central journals
SpringerOpen journals

Frontiers Media S.A.

The publisher offers over 170 Open Access journals in the fields of Science, Health, Engineering and humanities and social sciences.

Discount 26 %
Procedure

In the course of submitting the article, the University of Zurich must be selected in a drop-down menu. Subsequently, it is checked whether the funding guidelines (PDF, 55 KB) are adhered to and, in unclear cases, the author is contacted.

 

Frontiers journals

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

MDPI publishes around 400 open access journals in all research fields.

Discount 20 %

Validity

Applies to publication with corresponding authors from the University of Zurich or university hospitals and clinics (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital, Psychiatric University Hospital, Children's Hospital Zurich).

Procedure When submitting from the IP range of the University of Zurich or specifying the e-mail address (UZH or affiliated hospital), the membership of the University of Zurich is preselected. In the case of articles from the humanities and social sciences, the UB Zurich assumes the entire article fee (APC). In this case, the author will be contacted by the UB Zurich.
 

MDPI journals

PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Discount

For "Regular research articles" that are immediately published Open Access, there is a discountdue to the subscription fees of the university library.
For "Brief Report articles" only the Open Access option can be chosen. These costs are not covered.

Procedure There is no automatic system that recognizes authors whose institution has a current journal subscription. Indicate this when filling out the billing formalities.
  PNAS website

Portland Press

Discount

USD 3'000 instead of USD 3'500

Validity

Biochemical Journal und Clinical Science

Procedure After acceptance at one of these two journals, publication in open access mode (Opt2Pay) can be selected. To do this, select the University of Zurich in a selection window.
 

Portland Press Open Access Policy

RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Publishing

Discount

15 %

Validity

Applies to open access charges for articles in the publisher's Gold Open Access journals. Some open access journals do not currently charge an article fee (APC). See individual Gold Open Access journalsfor more information.

SAGE Publishing Open Access Publishing

Discount

20%

Validity

Corresponding authors who publish an article in a participating Gold Open Access journalwill receive a 20% discount on the applicable article fee (APC) for that journal (Workflow (PDF, 1 MB)).

  SAGE Publishing