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Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

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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 85.000 euros.


The call for papers published in 2020 is pending official publication but you can submit applications for grants published from 1st of January using the regular form.

MDPI maintains discount to publish in its journals

In 2020, 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 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 2021.

NEW! 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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