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Scholarly Communications at Swarthmore

Everything you need to know related to scholarly communications at Swarthmore

What is an APC?

Most OA publishing relies on the authors-pay model--rather than charging the end user or library for access, they charge the author an article processing charge, or APC.

Tips on finding funding for article processing charges (APCs)

  • Write associated costs into your grants
  • Seek funding from college or departmental funds

Want to Publish OA? Check Here First!

Because the libraries are a subscriber or supporter of the following organizations and publishers, Swarthmore-affiliated authors receive discounts on APCs for the following:

Publisher Which journals? Discount We get a discount because... Notes
BioMedCentral Most 15% we are a Supporter Member  
Luminos Press OA monographs 10% on Title Publication Fee we are a Member  

Don't see your publisher listed or interested in us becoming a supporting member of another organization? Let us know!