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Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

Publications resulting from completed 7th Framework Programme (FP7) projects

 
The European Commission, through the OpenAIRE project, has launched a pilot scheme to fund Open Access publication of the results of completed FP7 research projects.
 
This initiative, known as the FP7 Post-Grant Gold Open Access Pilot, is an additional instrument to improve access to the results of FP7 research projects, and allows for Open Access publication of articles and monographs up to two years after the end date for a project.
 
 

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) voucher codes

 
The University of Barcelona, through the CSUC, subscribed to the Gold for Golf of Royal Society of Chemistry programme. This subscription provides the University of Barcelona community with access to all of the RSC’s: online journal, database and magazine content.
 
The RSC programme provides subscribers with a number of voucher codes to publish papers in Open Access in RSC publications free of charge. The number of voucher codes an institution receives is determined according to the subscription fee applied in each case. The University of Barcelona currently has fifteen voucher codes, which will be allocated in order of application, provided applicable requirements are met.
 
 
 
University of Barcelona funding for Open Access publishing

 

This year the Office of the Vice-rector for Science Policy has established a new funding programme to help members of the University of Barcelona community publish in Open Access scientific journals. The programme aligns with the University of Barcelona's policy of supporting the free dissemination of knowledge. The budget for this year’s funding programme is €50,000. 

 
 
MDPI maintains discount to publish in its journals
 
In 2016, MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is once again offering University of Barcelona researchers a discount of 25% on the standard fee they charge to publish accepted articles in any of their journals. This economic incentive is the result of a programme aimed at strengthening the link between the Swiss publishing group and prestigious research and higher education institutions such as the University of Barcelona. The discounts are an effective tool for increasing Open Access publication of university research results.
 
This is the third year running that the University of Barcelona has participated in MDPI’s membership programme, which has facilitated and reduced the cost of publishing a total of 24 scientific articles by University of Barcelona researchers. To request this discount, authors should identify themselves as University of Barcelona members when they deal with an MDPI journal to arrange for the publication of a research article. These special terms will remain in effect until 28 February 2017.
 
 
 
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