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)
Because the libraries are a subscriber or supporter of the following organizations and publishers, Swarthmore-affiliated authors receive discounts on APCs for the following:
|American Chemical Society||All AuthorChoice publications||~25%||we are a Subscriber||Additional fee to use a creative commons license rather than their open license|
|Most||15%||we are a Supporter Member||
We are listed under Oberlin Group
|Luminos Press||OA monographs||10% on Title Publication Fee||we are a Member|
|National Academy of Sciences||PNAS||$1150 (rather than $1500)||we are a Subscriber||OA fee is for immediate access; All content is open after 6 months|
|SpringerOpen||All||15%||we are a Supporter Member||We are listed under Oberlin Group|
|SCOAP3||11 high-energy physics journals||No APC||we are supporting partners||This initiative allows for these journals to be completely open access without any charge to the authors. Agreement currently good until 2022.|
Don't see your publisher listed or interested in us becoming a supporting member of another organization? Let us know!