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 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 120.000 euros.


The deadline to apply for a grant from the 2021 call is the end 2021 or, until the funds run out.

Publisher's Transformative Agreements 


As of 2021, the University of Barcelona researchers can publish in open access in the journals of publishers with which a transformative agreement has been reached individually or through the CRUE-CSIC alliance.

You can check the conditions of each publisher at:

MDPI maintains discount to publish in its journals

In 2021 MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is once again offering University of Barcelona researchers a discount of 10% on the standard fee they charge to publish accepted articles in any of their journals. This economic incentive is the result of a program 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. Please note that this discount does not apply if any of the discount vouchers offered by the same MPDI group are used. These special terms will remain in effect until 28 February 2022.

Discounts to publish on IntechOpen


As of 1st January, 2020, Intech publisher offers discounts of 20 to 25% with respect to its fees for publishing books or book chapters in open access. To benefit this discount it's necessary to identify as a member of the University of Barcelona. If you have any questions, contact with the Research Unit.




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