CRKN is pleased to offer the following article processing charge (APC) discounts for member institutions, negotiated as part of our licensing activities. Please note that these discounts only apply to institutions participating in the licenses.
|American Chemical Society||$250 USD flat discount||APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.|
|Cambridge University Press||20% discount on gold or hybrid open access journals||APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.|
|Canadian Science Publishing||50% discount on all journals except agricultural journals (Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Science)||APC discount is applied upon submission of manuscript. Authors must identify their institutional affiliation in order to qualify for the discount.|
|SAGE||40% discount||See instructions below (exclusions apply)|
|Taylor & Francis||25% discount in T&F Open Select journals||See instructions below|
Applying a SAGE APC discount
For articles accepted for publication in a gold open access journal, the author should email APCqueries@sagepub.co.uk when they are asked to arrange payment of the APC. The author should include the following information:
- Article ID
- Article title
- Institutional affiliation and state that they are eligible for the CRKN 40% discount.
The open access team will verify that the institution is a member of CRKN and will provide the author with a discount code and instructions on how to apply the code at checkout in the payment system.
For articles accepted for publication in traditional subscription journals, authors can opt-in to pay the open access article processing charge (APC) and have the article made open access on publication through SAGE’s hybrid programme, SAGE Choice.
Note that some subscription journals do not offer open access publication through SAGE Choice – a list of these can be found here.
On acceptance of the article, the author should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request open access for their article. The author should include the following information:
- Article ID
- Article title
The author should also quote the institution that they are affiliated with and that they are eligible for the CRKN 40% discount.
The open access administrator will then check the institution against the list of CRKN members and will send the author the contributor form to sign. On returning the form, the author should also provide the billing information for the invoice.
Once the form is returned and the author is verified as eligible for the CRKN discount, an invoice will be generated for 40% off the APC for that journal. The standard APC for SAGE Choice is $3,000 USD. With the discount applied this will be $1,800 USD (plus tax). A list of journals with non-standard APC rates can be found here.
View the spreadsheet below for SAGE APC discount exclusions.
Applying a Taylor & Francis APC discount
To take advantage of the discount on T&F Open Select journals, an author can submit an article and choose the open access publishing option. When the APC is generated, authors can select their institution from the drop-down menu, and the discount will be automatically applied. The author can select a Creative Commons license to sign once they accept the quote.