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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 or hybrid OA journals. This guide includes the request form, fund guidelines, and links to finding OA journals and publishers' OA po

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