About APC

Article Processing Charge (APC) refers to the charge by authors to make their articles open access in some journals.

APC-Free (As of April 2022)

Please click each link for details.

The Company of Biologists

Corresponding authors can publish Open Access research articles free of charge in subscription journals
– Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology.

The coverage period
The date when the publication decision notification is sent to the author is within the contract period.
The contract period:2021/1/1~2023/12/31

Qualified Person
The corresponding author's institution has a Read & Publish agreement with The Company of Biologists.
Nagoya University Library confirms that you are eligible for free OA publishing under Read & Publish agreement.
When you submit the paper, please use your institutional email address.
e.g.:nagoya-u.ac.jp, nagoya-u.jp

For further information, please refer to guide for authors.

APC Discounts (As of May 2021)

The members of Nagoya University are eligible for discounts on some APC charges.

BioMed Central(BMC) (Journal list) / SpringerOpen (Journal list)

15% discount on APC
Please choose the option “I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement
and wish to request institutional payment or discount (as applicable)” on the APC agreement page and select Nagoya University from the drop-down list.
For further information, please refer to Membership discount for research staff and students at Nagoya University.

American Chemical Society(ACS) (Journal list)

Please refer to ACS AuthorChoice Program Pricing
*Nagoya University is categorized as “All ACS Publications Subscribing Institutions”
*If you are a member of ACS, “ACS member prices” are applied.
The author receives an email when the article is accepted. Follow the instructions provided in the email to get APC discount.
For further information about options for Open Access, please refer to ACS AuthorChoice.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute(MDPI) (Journal list)

10% discount on APC (pricelist)
Select 'Nagoya University' at the ‘Institutional membership’ section of the MDPI submission system.
For further information, please refer to Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).

Science Advances

15% discount on APC
The author receives an email including the link to the Open Access charge when the article is accepted.
Please click the blue "Apply Discounts" button and type "Nagoya University" in the "Affiliation discount" field.
Please refer to the manual (in Japanese).
For further information about APC, please refer to Article processing charges.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

The publisher makes articles open access 6 months after publication. By choosing Open Access option and paying APC, you can make your article open access immediately upon publication.
Nagoya University affiliates can get an APC discount.

For further information, please refer to Publication Fees | PNAS.



Nagoya University Library Periodicals Section
E-mail: zasshi:: nul.nagoya-u.ac.jp(convert :: to @)

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