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Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

University of Barcelona funding for Open Access publishing


This year the Vice-rectorate for Ph.D. and Research Promotion makes available to the community of the University of Barcelona a new call for grants to publish in open access scientific journals, framed in the policy for supporting the free dissemination of knowledge. The budget for this call is 75,000 euros.


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. This year the University of Barcelona has four voucher codes, which will be allocated in order of application, provided applicable requirements are met.
On the 31st of July 2018, all the vouchers assigned to the University of Barcelona have been granted and used.
Emerald voucher code for Open Access publishing


During the next three years the publisher Emerald provides the University of Barcelona with one voucher to publish in open access an article in one of its journals. Since we will only have a voucher per year, we will raffle it among the received applications.

In order to request this voucher you must fill this form, considering that the publication must be accepted during 2018 and its "corresponding author" of the publication must be a member of the University of Barcelona.
MDPI maintains discount to publish in its journals
In 2018, 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.
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 2019.
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