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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 (ACS) Varies (additional savings for ACS members) Library subscription ACS Open Access Pricing
BioMed Central 15% Institutional membership BMC APC Costs
Cambridge University Press 100% VIVA agreement VIVA Cambridge University Press Agreement
Cogitatio Press 100% Institutional membership Cogitatio Institutional Membership
Electrochemical Society 100% Library subscription ECS Free the Science Initiative
Ergo 100% Institutional membership Ergo Support
Institute of Physics 100% VIVA agreement VIVA IOP Agreement
International Water Association 100% (discount not applicable to Water Research, published by Elsevier) VIVA agreement IWA Instructions for Authors
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 $500 savings for immediate open access Library subscription PNAS Open Access
Rockefeller University Press journals 100% VIVA 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% (Note - Nature-branded journals are not included) Institutional membership SpringerOpen Journals
Wiley 100% VIVA agreement VIVA Wiley Agreement 2022-2024