KPU has agreements with several publishers that allow KPU authors to publish in Open Access journals for free, or to receive a discount on the Article Processing Fee.
All of our licenses that have APC discounts/waivers are through the consortium Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). We participate in these licenses:
Cambridge University Press: No APCs
Elsevier ScienceDirect: 20% discount on APCs for most hybrid and gold OA journals
SAGE: No APCs for “SAGE Choice” journals; 40% discount for most gold OA journals.
Taylor & Francis: 25% discount on APCs in T&F Open Select hybrid journals.
Wiley: No APCs when publishing primary research or a review article in Wiley's Hybrid journals
You will find details for these agreements below.
If you require any help with the agreements or have any other OA publishing questions, please contact the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Karen Meijer-Kline, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As of January 1, 2022, corresponding authors affiliated with an institution participating in the license agreement will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in all Cambridge hybrid and gold journals for the duration of the agreement (2022-2024). No article processing charges (APC) fees will be levied for open access publication.
Cambridge uses an automated system, RightsLink, to associate authors with their affiliated institutions. Authors are encouraged to also use an email with an institutional domain to facilitate the identification of eligible articles. Please review the step by step guide to OA publishing for authors: https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2022-03/Step-by-Step-Guide-to-Publishing-OA-2021_EN.pdf
You can find Cambridge University Press journals here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/publications/journals
Authors affiliated with an institution participating in the CRKN agreement are eligible to receive a 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC) for most Elsevier Hybrid and Gold Open Access journals.
Authors must indicate their institutional affiliation upon submitting their manuscript in order to benefit from the discount. Please review the Author Workflow: https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2022-03/Elsevier_CRKN_discount_author%20journey.pdf
Several journals are excluded from the discount, such as Cell Press, Lancet, and some other society owned journals. To view a list of included and excluded titles in this agreement, please see: www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2022-02/CRKN-Elsevier_2021-2023_APCDiscountTitleLists_2021-03-22.xlsx
You can find Elsevier journals here: https://journalfinder.elsevier.com/
As of January 1, 2021, authors affiliated with an institution participating in the CRKN agreement will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in SAGE Choice hybrid journals for the duration of the agreement (2021-2023). No article processing charges (APC) fees will be levied for open access publication in eligible hybrid journals. Authors are also eligible to receive a 40% discount on the APC for most gold open access journals.
SAGE Open Access Portal (SOAP) is a centralized portal that automates SAGE's open access publication process. The following steps briefly outline the manuscript submission process. Please consult the user guide which outlines the author’s workflow and the article acceptance process.
Click here to view the list of journals not eligible for an APC discount.
You will be able to find SAGE journals here: https://journal-recommender.sagepub.com/
Authors affiliated with an institution participating in the CRKN agreement are eligible to receive a 25% discount on the article processing charge (APC) in T&F Open Select hybrid journals.
Authors should select the Open Access Publishing option when submitting an article. When the APC quote is generated, authors should select their affiliated institution from the drop-down menu. The APC discount will be automatically applied. Authors can select a Creative Commons license once they have accepted the APC quote. Visit Taylor & Francis' website for further details on the process
You can find T&F journals here: https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/publishing-your-research/choosing-a-journal/journal-suggester/
From January 1, 2023, authors affiliated with CRKN institutions in Canada that are participating in Wiley's agreement with CRKN may publish in Wiley's hybrid journals (subscription-based journals which offer an open access option), with no transactional Article Publication Charges (APCs).
To be eligible:
You will find more information here: https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/crkn-agreement.html