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.

UKRI 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 UKRI 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 UKRI funding. Recommend Green route. University of Bristol affiliation discount available.  No central funding available for open access publication charges.

Open Access are unable to pay for ACS membership.

UKRI only
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Authors with COAF funding. Gold route if central funding available.

 COAF only
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route.  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

Open Access are unable to pay for ACS membership.

Other funder;Unfunded
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors with UKRI 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 'University of Bristol' as your affiliated institution. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors with COAF funding only. Gold route if central funding available. COAF only
BioMed Central (BMC) Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Authors can apply for a waiver if they are not eligible for UKRI or COAF funding (waivers@biomedcentral.com), applications are dealt with on a case by case basis. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
BMJ Publishing Group Authors with UKRI 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 'University of Bristol' as your affiliated institution. Use of the prepay account gives a 15% discount. UKRI only;Joint UKRI 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. Gold route if central funding available. COAF only
BMJ Publishing Group Authors without UKRI 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. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Cambridge University Press Authors with UKRI funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Cambridge University Press Authors with COAF funding only. Gold route if central funding available.  
Cambridge University Press Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. 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. UKRI only;Other funder;Unfunded
Elsevier Authors with UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Elsevier Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
Elsevier Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. No discount available.  No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
European Society of Endocrinology Authors with UKRI. Payment by invoice. 50% discount available to corresponding authors based at University of Bristol publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology. UKRI only
European Society of Endocrinology Authors without UKRI. 50% discount available to corresponding authors based at University of Bristol publishing in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Other funder;Unfunded
IEEE Authors with UKRI 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. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
IEEE Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
IEEE Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
IMechE Authors with UKRI 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 UKRI 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 UKRI or COAF funding. Payment by invoice.  If you are a referee for the Institute of Physics Publishing, you may claim a 10% discount. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Institute of Physics (IoP) Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. If you are a referee for the Institute of Physics Publishing, you may claim a 10% discount. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Modern Languages Open (MLO) Authors with UKRI or COAF funding. MLO membership entitles the Institution to publish 10 articles at a discounted rate after peer review. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Modern Languages Open (MLO) Authors without UKRI 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 UKRI funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)    
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Nucleic Acids Research Authors with UKRI 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. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Nucleic Acids Research Authors without UKRI 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 UKRI or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. No discount available. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Oxford University Press (OUP) Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
PeerJ Authors with UKRI 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 UKRI-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. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
PeerJ Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
PeerJ Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors with UKRI funding. Payment by prepay account. PLOS will identify Bristol authors and ask the Library for confirmation of eligibility. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
PLOS (Public Library of Science) Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Royal Society Authors with UKRI 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.
UKRI only;Joint UKRI 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 UKRI 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.  Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Authors with UKRI funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. UKRI;Joint UKRI and COAF
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Authors with COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Joint UKRI and COAF; COAF
Sage Authors with UKRI 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. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Sage Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
Sage Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Discounts may be available for Non-UKRI 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.
UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF;Other funder;Unfunded
Society for Endocrinology Authors with UKRI 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. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Society for Endocrinology Authors without UKRI 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 UKRI or COAF funding. Payment by invoice. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Reproduction. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Society for Reproduction and Fertility Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. 50% discount on open access fees as a result of the University of Bristol's subscription to Reproduction. Recommend Green route. 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. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF;Other funder;Unfunded
Taylor and Francis Authors with UKRI or COAF funding. Payment by prepay account. 20% discount. Follow the online instructions during submission. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Taylor and Francis Authors without UKRI 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 UKRI 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. UKRI only;COAF only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Ubiquity Press Authors without UKRI 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 UKRI funding. Payment by prepay account. 25% discount. Please follow the online instructions during submission and select University of Bristol (UKRI funded only) from the drop down list. UKRI only;Joint UKRI and COAF
Wiley Authors with COAF funding only. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. COAF only
Wiley Authors without UKRI or COAF funding. Recommend Green route. No central funding available for open access publication charges. Other funder;Unfunded

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