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Open Access Article Publishing

Publishing in open access journals often requires paying article processing charges (APCs). APCs are fees that publishers charge authors to cover the costs of publishing and distributing the author’s work in open access journals. Chapter processing charges (CPCs) are fees associated with publishing a chapter in an open access edited volume. These charges can vary in amount from publisher to publisher. APC publishing waivers and awards may help University of Cincinnati faculty members cover these costs. 

Wiley. "Article publication charges and funding." Published on July 13, 2021.

Waivers and Publishing Partnerships

The University of Cincinnati Library is proud to offer APC waivers for hundreds of academic journals through our OhioLINK membership. These waivers can save faculty thousands of dollars in APCs and provide the widest dissemination and usage of research and scholarly writing. Before choosing a journal to submit for publication, check the list for our current list of partnerships for available publishing waivers. Each publisher has its own criteria. All publishing waivers are claimed through the application process of the journal.

  • What’s new? No-charge open access article publishing in hybrid OA and fully OA journals published by Cambridge University Press. UC has no cap on the number of articles that may be funded each year.
  • Accepted submissions: Research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports. Book chapters are not eligible.
  • Active January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024, made available through an expansion of OhioLINK’s statewide e-journal contract with Cambridge.
  • Eligibility: Corresponding author must be a current UC faculty, student or staff member when the invoice is submitted. Service is accessible through use of university email. To learn more on corresponding authors & responsibilities, review details.
  • Restrictions: No restriction on the number of APC waivers available. Book reviews, discussions, editorials, introductions, letters, meeting reports, proceedings, books and book chapters are ineligible for publication.
  • FAQ: Review OhioLINK’s extensive FAQ featuring details & types of journal articles covered. Have more questions? Email questions to your subject librarian or contact University of Cincinnati Press.

New Open Access content available: In addition to article publishing coverage, UC faculty, staff and students now have access to all 400+ Cambridge journals on the Cambridge Core website.

  • What’s new? Eight APC or CPC (Chapter Processing Charges) waivers for publication in an IGI Global journal or book.
  • Accepted submissions: Journal articles and book chapters
  • Active: January 1 2022–December 31, 2022
  • Eligibility: Corresponding author of the article must be a current UC faculty, student, or staff member when APC invoice is submitted.
  • Restrictions: Annual cap of eight article or book chapter waivers per calendar year.
  • FAQ: Visit IGI Global’s Open Access Initiative for more information. Have more questions? Email questions to your subject librarian or contact University of Cincinnati Press.

 

  • What’s new? No-charge open-access article publishing in 1,400+ hybrid OA journals published by Wiley.
  • Accepted submissions: Research articles and review articles in hybrid OA journals. 
  • Ineligible for submission: Book chapters, articles in fully Open Access journals. Authors will be charged for fully OA journal articles.
  • Active: March 1, 2022–December 31, 2023, made available through an expansion of OhioLINK’s statewide e-journal contract with Wiley.
  • Eligibility: Corresponding author of the article must be a current UC faculty, student or staff when the invoice is submitted. 
  • Restrictions: APC waiver does not apply to Wiley Gold Open Access journals. UC has a yearly cap on the number of articles published. When that limit is reached, no-charge article publishing ends for the rest of that year. Authors will then be offered a 10% discount on APC cost for Wiley hybrid OA journals.
  • FAQ: Review OhioLINK’s extensive FAQ featuring details & types of journal articles covered. Have more questions? Email questions to your subject librarian or contact University of Cincinnati Press.

Visit OhioLINK and their partnering publishers for more information.

Email us with any questions about waivers and publishing partnerships.

Open Access Article Fund

  • What’s New? Award funding to cover the cost of APCs when publishing open access articles
  • Accepted submissions: Research articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports. Books and book chapters are not eligible.
  • Active: Applications are reviewed monthly by review committee
  • Eligibility: Open to University of Cincinnati faculty and full-time graduate students who cannot obtain no-charge publishing through partnership publications. For non-partnership publications, authors must exhaust all other grant or scholarship funding for publication. We do not reimburse authors for invoices that are already paid.
  • Restrictions: Recipient is eligible for one award per academic year. The maximum award is $4,000. Book reviews, discussions, editorials, introductions, letters, meeting reports, proceedings, books and book chapters are ineligible for publication. The journal considered will be evaluated and must qualify as a peer-reviewed and non-predatory publication. 
  • How to apply: Complete the application for funding. Award funds will be forwarded to the faculty members' department for the amount of APC invoice. Invoices will be paid by faculty department.

Publishing An Open Access Journal at UC

Visit Journals@UC to view our open access journals publishing platform. If you are a UC faculty member looking to host an existing or new journal locally, email us