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VT Open Access Subvention Fund: Discounts

VT Libraries offer an open access (OA) fund to subsidize article processing charges (APCs) for scholarly, peer-reviewed OA journals. This guide includes the request form, fund guidelines, and links to finding OA journals and publishers' OA policies.

Discounts available to Virginia Tech authors

Publisher/Journal Open Access discount Discount based on More information
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) 100% VIVA agreement VIVA ACM Open Access Agreement
American Chemical Society $500 (additional savings for ACS members) Library subscription ACS Open Access Pricing
Biochemical Journal $500 Library subscription Portland Press Open Scholarship
BioMed Central 15% Institutional membership BMC APC Costs
British Journal of Cancer (Nature) 25% Library site license BJC Open Access and Self Archiving
Cogitatio Press 100% Institutional membership Cogitatio Institutional Membership
Electrochemical Society 100%

Library subscription

ECS Free the Science Initiative

Ergo 100% Institutional membership Ergo Support
IGI Global 100% (up to 13 articles per year) Library subscription IGI Global's Open Access Initiative
MDPI 10% Institutional membership MDPI Institutional Open Access Program
PeerJ, PeerJCompSci 100% Institutional membership PeerJ Info for Virginia Tech

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

25% Library subscription PNAS Open Access
Rockefeller University Press journals 100% VIVA Read & Publish agreement RUP Instructions for Authors
Royal Society 25% Institutional membership Royal Society Open Access Membership
Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing 15%

Library subscription

RSC Open Access Research
SpringerOpen 15% Institutional membership SpringerOpen Journals and Books
Wiley 100% VIVA Read & Publish agreement VIVA Wiley Agreement 2022-2024