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Overview of publishers and journals with memberships, discounts and other special conditions

Some publishers grant special conditions for Open Access Publications as parts of membership or licensing agreements to the corresponding authors of the University of Würzburg. We will be happy to help you with questions on details and requirements for these special conditions.

AAAS

  • 2018-2022: 15% discount on Science Advances publication fees. Select the discount under ‘Affiliation Discount’.


BioMed Central

  • See Springer Nature


BMJ

  • 2022: For the 28 journals of the BMJ Online Standard Collection: Funding of publication fees of research articles with Open Access option. Please inform us about your article.
  • 2022: Self-archiving: The "author accepted manuscript (AAM)" can be self-archived by the authors without embargo in a repository under CC-BY-NC license.


Cambridge University Press

  • 2022-2024: For the journals of the complete package: Funding of publication fees of articles with Open Access option and Open Access journals
  • Please contact us for information on the selected journals.


Company of Biologists

  • 2022: For the journals "Development", "Journals of Cell Science" and "Journal of Experimental Biology": Funding of publication fees of articles with Open Access option.


Copernicus

  • 2019-2022: The invoice will be sent directly to the University Library.


De Gruyter

  • 2022: For selected journals: Funding of publication fees of articles with Open Access option.
  • 2022: 20% discount on publication fees in selected Open Access journals
  • 2022: Self-archiving: opportunities for archiving the publishers version for selected journals 
  • Please contact us for information on the selected journals.


Frontiers

  • 10 % discount
  • The invoice will be sent directly to the University Library.


Karger

  • 2020-2022: Articles in journals with Open Access Option (=Authors Choice in hybrid journals) will be published as Open Access articles if the article is accepted from 1.1.2020-31.12.2022. Condition: The article belongs to one of the following categories: research articles, systematic reviews, case-reports, meta-analyses and methods-articles. The costs will be covered by the University Library as part of a national Consortia with Karger.
  • 2022: 15 % discount in Open Access journals


MDPI

  • 10% membership discount on publication fees for journals published by MDPI. This discount can not be combined with other discounts (as discount for society members, review vouchers, author vouchers etc.). You can also receive funding by the publication fonds if you get an author voucher.
  • When submitting your article, please specify that you are a member of the University of Würzburg.


NAR (Nucleic Acid Research)

  • 50% discount on Nucleic Acid Research publication fees
  • When submitting your article, please specify that you are a member of the University of Würzburg.


PsyJournals (Hogrefe)

  • 2022: Articles in journals with Open Access option will be published as Open Access article if the article is published during the agreement. The costs are covered by the University Library within a German wide license.
  • 2022: 25 % discount on articles in Open Access journals
  • Please contact us for information on the details.


Sage

  • 2021-2023: 20% discount on publication fees in Open Access Journals (This discount is granted only before invoicing.)
  • 2021-2023: Articles from corresponding authors of the University of Würzburg in selected journals with Open Access option are published as Open Access articles if they are accepted during the agreement. The costs are covered by the University Library within a German wide license. Please contact us for information on the details.


SCOAP3

  • 2019-2022: The costs for publications in journals of SCOAP3 are covered by the SCOAP3 membership. For some journals you need to upload the article in arXiv, category HEP, before submission of the article. Otherwise the costs won’t be covered.
  • Please contact us for information on the details.


Springer Nature

  • 2020-2022: 20% discount for  Open Access Journals of BMC and Springer Open. Please contact us for information on the details.
  • 2020-2022: Articles in about 1900 subscription journals of Springer are published as Open Access articles (publication from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2022). The costs are covered by the University Library as part of the DEAL-licensing agreement with Springer Nature. Please contact us for information on the details.
  • Further information on the DEAL-agreement with Springer Nature.


Thieme

  • 2021-2023: Articles in the following journals are published as Open Access articles. The costs are covered by the University Library as part of the Transformation Agreement with Thieme. Please contact us for information on the details.
    • International Journal of Sports Medicine,
    • Pharmacopsychiatry
    • Thrombosis and Haemostasis
    • Methods of Information in Medicine
    • Hormone and Metabolic Research


Wiley

  • 2019-2022: 20% discount on publication fees in Open Access journals. Wileys instructions (PDF, 454 KB). Please contact us for information on the details.
  • 2019-2022: All research and review articles in journals with an open access option (hybrid journals) accepted from 01.07.2019 to 31.12.2022 are published as Open Access articles. The costs are covered by the University Library as part of the DEAL-licensing agreement with Wiley. Wiley instructions (PDF, 752 KB). Please contact us for information on the details.
  • Further information on the DEAL-agreement with Wiley.