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Financial support for Open Access

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and USI can provide financial support for publication expenses related to the Gold road to OA. Detailed information is available here: https://www.desk.usi.ch/en/node/3521.

Moreover, specific agreements regarding the price of APCs have been reached with some publishers. USI researchers that are corresponding authors of an article can profit from the following discount rates:

Publisher Agreement description Journals
Elsevier 100% free APCs for Gold and Hybrid OA articles complete list
Frontiers
Gold OA publisher
free APCs for articles submitted between 01.03.2022 and 28.02.2023, until exhaustion of the amount prepayed by USI

Attention: USI prepaid amount exhausted. Until the end of the validity period, only USI staff entitled to Gold Open Access reimbursement are allowed to publish within the agreement (» see inclusion criteria)
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IEEE free articles in all Gold OA journals; capped at the national level at 132 articles between 2022 and 2024. complete list
Karger Journals 100% free APCs for Gold and Hybrid OA articles complete list
MDPI
Gold OA publisher
20% discount on APCs all
PLOS
Gold OA publisher
100% free APCs in six Gold OA journals
  • PLOS ONE
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Pathogens
  • PLOS Digital Health (new journal)
SAGE 100% free APCs for Hybrid OA articles, 20% discount on APCs for Gold OA articles complete list
Springer Nature 100% free APCs for Hybrid OA articles complete list
Taylor&Francis 100% free APCs for Gold and Hybrid OA articles; capped at 366 articles for 2022 and 450 for 2023 at the national level.

Attention: article cap for 2022 almost reached. Publication inside the agreement will be suspended in mid to late October 2022, and will resume in 2023.
complete list
Wiley 100% free APCs for Hybrid OA articles

Attention: article cap for 2022 reached. Publication inside the agreement is suspended until 2023.
complete list
Financial support for Open Access publishing