Publisher deals and payments

Use our publisher deals and funding checker to check the correct payment method for your funder and publisher, and see whether any schemes or discounts are available.

If your publisher is not listed, the University does not have any arrangements with the publisher regarding discounts or prepayment accounts.

RCUK and COAF funded authors

Remember to complete a claim form for your article so the Open Access Team can verify your funding eligibility and make payment to the publisher on your behalf.

No RCUK or COAF funding

You may still be eligible for payment support or a discount on your article publication charges, depending on your publisher: please check below.

Publisher deals and funding checker

Publisher/journalPayment and discount informationFunder
American Chemical Society (ACS) Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. ACS member discount and University of Bristol affiliation discount available. Further information: http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/authorchoice/index.html RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
American Chemical Society (ACS) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. ACS member discount and University of Bristol affiliation discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Further information: http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/authorchoice/index.html Other funder;Unfunded
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. Authorisation code required - contact open-access@bristol.ac.uk. Submit your article using a UoB email address and list 'Univeristy of Bristol' as your affiliated institution. Use of the prepay account gives a 15% discount. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. No discount available. COAF only
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
BMJ Publishing Group Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. Authorisation code required - we will provide this when you submit your claim form. Submit your article using a UoB email address and list 'Univeristy of Bristol' as your affiliated institution. Use of the prepay account gives a 15% discount. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
BMJ Publishing Group Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. UoB-affiliated authors entilted to a 25% discount - contact the journal Editorial Office for the discount code when your article is accepted. Provide the code when you request an invoice from the Copyright Clearance Center to activate the discount. COAF only
BMJ Publishing Group Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. UoB-affiliated authors entilted to a 25% discount - contact the journal Editorial Office for the discount code when your article is accepted. Provide the code when you request an invoice from the Copyright Clearance Center to activate the discount. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Cambridge University Press Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Cambridge University Press Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Electrochemical Society All authors. Insitutional open access credits are available to cover publication in these four journals: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ECS Journal of solid state science and technology, ECS Electrochemistry letters, and ECS Solid state letters. Contact open-access@bristol.ac.uk for further information. RCUK only;Other funder;Unfunded
Elsevier Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Elsevier Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available.  No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
European Society of Endocrinology Authors with RCUK. Payment by invoice. 50% discount available to corresponding authors based at University of Bristol publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology. RCUK only
European Society of Endocrinology Authors without RCUK. 50% discount available to corresponding authors based at University of Bristol publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Other funder;Unfunded
IEEE Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. Authorisation code required - we will provide this when you submit your claim form. When submitting your article, please state clearly that you wish to use the University of Bristol pre-paid funds and supply the code. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
IEEE Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. No discount available. COAF only
IEEE Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
IMechE Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. Discounted rate of £200 (SAGE Choice Scheme and SAGE Premier 2016 titles).  
IMechE Authors with COAF funding only. Discounted rate of £200 (SAGE Choice Scheme and SAGE Premier 2016 titles). Discount code required - contact open@access@bristol.ac.uk. Enter code in the 'Unversity/Institution Account Code' field. The SAGE Choice Invoice Template should then be returned to the relevant email address at SAGE as instructed on the form.   
IMechE Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. Discounted rate of £200 (SAGE Choice Scheme and SAGE Premier 2016 titles). Discount code required - contact open@access@bristol.ac.uk. Enter code in the 'Unversity/Institution Account Code' field. The SAGE Choice Invoice Template should then be returned to the relevant email address at SAGE as instructed on the form.   
Institute of Physics (IoP) Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice.  If you are a referee for the Institute of Physics Publishing, you may claim a 10% discount. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Institute of Physics (IoP) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. If you are a referee for the Institute of Physics Publishing, you may claim a 10% discount. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Modern Languages Open (MLO) Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. MLO membership entitles the Institution to publish 10 articles at a discounted rate after peer review. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Modern Languages Open (MLO) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. The publisher may waive the open access publication fee after acceptance. Authors should contact the publisher for more information. Other funder;Unfunded
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available.  No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Nucleic Acids Research Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. 50% discount available via the University's institutional membership. Complete the member version of the open access publication form which you will receive with your acceptance message. Submit your article using a UoB email address and PC on the UoB network so that the publisher's system recognises your affiliation. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Nucleic Acids Research Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. 50% discount available via the University's institutional membership. Complete the member version of the open access publication form which you will receive with your acceptance message. Submit your article using a UoB email address and PC on the UoB network so that the publisher's system recognises your affiliation. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Oxford University Press (OUP) Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Oxford University Press (OUP) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available.  No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
PeerJ Authors with RCUK funding. The University of Bristol has prepayment plan with PeerJ which can be used to fund individual payment plans for Bristol authors on who have had an RCUK-funded paper accepted in PeerJ. PeerJ will identify Bristol authors and ask the Library for confirmation of eligibility. The prepayment account can be used to pay for Basic and Enhanced individual payment plans. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
PeerJ Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice.  No discount available. COAF only
PeerJ Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. PLOS will identify Bristol authors and ask the Library for confirmation of eligibility. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice.  No discount available. COAF only
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Royal Society Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. When you submit your paper, indicate your funder in the open access question section in the 'author centre'.
The Royal Society will contact the Library to confirm eligibility.
RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Royal Society Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. Institutional supporter membership gives 25% discount to authors employed by University of Bristol. Confirm your institutional membership during the submission process and use your UoB email address to indicate your affiliation. COAF only
Royal Society Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. Institutional supporter membership gives 25% discount to authors employed by University of Bristol. Confirm your institutional membership during the submission process and use your UoB email address to indicate your affiliation.  No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Authors with RCUK funding. The RSC sceme and gold-for-gold vouchers ended in 2016: all RSC claims to be put through by invoice from April 2017. RCUK;Joint RCUK and COAF
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Authors with COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. Joint RCUK and COAF; COAF
Sage Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. If you are publishing in a journal which is not fully OA, choose 'SAGE Choice' and you will be sent a publishing agreement form. Authorisation code required - contact open-access@bristol.ac.uk. Discounted publication fees. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Sage Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. COAF only
Sage Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. Discounts may be available for Non-RCUK funded authors: please contact open-access@bristol.ac.uk for more information. Other funder;Unfunded
SCOAP3 All authors. SCOAP3 is an international partnership of libraries, funding agencies and research centres, working with publishers to convert 10 key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to open access at no cost for authors.
SCOAP3 pays publishers for costs providing open access; publishers in turn reduce subscription fees to SCOAP3 contributors.
SCOAP3 also supports open access journals to remove existing financial barriers for authors. For more details see : What is SCOAP3 and CERN Press release.
RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF;Other funder;Unfunded
Society for Endocrinology Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, and Endocrine related Cancer. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Society for Endocrinology Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, and Endocrine related Cancer. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Society for Reproduction and Fertility Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Reproduction. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Society for Reproduction and Fertility Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Reproduction. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Springer All authors. University of Bristol corresponding authors can publish in any of 1,600 Springer titles at no cost to the author, via the UK Springer Compact agreement. Once your paper is accepted, Springer will send you a link to a form where you need to select your affiliation. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF;Other funder;Unfunded
Taylor and Francis Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by prepay account. 20% discount. Follow the online instructions during submission. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Taylor and Francis Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. Limited funding is available for non-funded authors to publish with Taylor and Francis. Please contact open-access@bristol.ac.uk for further information. Other funder;Unfunded
Ubiquity Press Authors with RCUK or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. University of Bristol authors receive a 10% discount on a limited number of APCs for open access articles published with Ubiquity Press. Please contact: open-access@bristol.ac.uk for more details. RCUK only;COAF only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Ubiquity Press Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. University of Bristol authors receive a 10% discount on a limited number of APCs for open access articles published with Ubiquity Press. Please contact: open-access@bristol.ac.uk for more details. Other funder;Unfunded
Wiley Authors with RCUK funding. Payment by prepay account. 25% discount. Please follow the online instructions during submission and select University of Bristol (RCUK funded only) from the drop down list. RCUK only;Joint RCUK and COAF
Wiley Authors with COAF funding only. Payment by invoice. No discount available. COAF only
Wiley Authors without RCUK or COAF funding. No discount available. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded

Check your journal

Check to see if a journal meets funder open access conditions.

  • Sherpa/FACT- checks journals meet RCUK and COAF funder requirements
  • Sherpa/RoMEO- details of the self-archiving policies for thousands of journals
  • Sherpa/JULIET- summarises open access requirements for many major funders

Open access claim form

Make a claim for gold publication of RCUK or COAF funded papers.

Open Access Team

For general enquiries about Open Access publishing at Bristol email open-access@bristol.ac.uk.

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