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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

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Library subscriptions to AAAS journals

Science Advances - FAQ
American Chemical Society 25% with additional discounts for ACS members Library's All Publications subscription ACS AuthorChoice license agreement
Biochemical Journal $500 Library subscription BJ Opt2Pay info
BioMed Central 15% Institutional membership BMC APC costs
British Journal of Cancer (Nature) 25% Library site license BJC Open info
Cogitatio Press 100% Institutional membership Cogitatio info
Electrochemical Society 100%

Library subscribes to ECS publications

Author choice open access at ECS

Hindawi 10% Institutional membership Hindawi info
Journal of Experimental Biology 100% Library subscription JEB info
MDPI 25% Institutional membership MDPI info
PeerJ, PeerJCompSci 100% Institutional membership PeerJ info

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

25% Library subscription PNAS open access info
RSC Publishing 15%

Library subscribes to RSC journals

RSC Open Science info
SpringerOpen 15% Institutional membership SpringerOpen info
Wiley 100% VIVA consortium membership Starting January 1, 2020 for fully open access journals