ACM | AIP | Bentham | BioMed Central | BMJ | Cambridge University Press | Company of Biologists | Copernicus | Frontiers | Hogrefe | IOP | MDPI | PNAS | RSC | Sage | Science Advances | SCOAP3 | Springer Nature | Taylor & Francis und Cogent | Thieme | Wiley
Many publishers require publication fees for Open Access publications, so-called Article Processing Charges (APC), from the authors or their institutions.
The University Library of the LMU has concluded framework contracts or memberships with some publishers, through which a publication can be published at a reduced price.
Before submitting, be critical about the trustworthiness and integrity of a journal.
Information about dubious open access journals
ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
LMU members will receive as a discount on all hybrid or Gold Open Access publications in the ACM journals:
• Journal articles: 1,500 USD (instead of 1,700 USD)
• Proceedings articles: 800 USD (instead of 900 USD)
AIP - American Institute of Physics
As of January 01, 2021, LMU members can publish free of charge in the hybrid journals of AIP (except "Biophysics Reviews" and "Chemical Physics Reviews") within a contingent set in the consortium. It is required that the corresponding author is affiliated with the LMU. The articles are published under the CC-BY license. The contingent is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. If it is exhausted, there will be a fee of 2,800 USD per article.
The Gold Open Access journals are not included.
Title list AIP hybrid (84 KB)
As corresponding author, LMU members receive a 50% discount on open access publication fees in all Bentham Science journals.
To receive the discount, submit your manuscript using this online form and include LMU as the institution and your institutional email address.
Complete list of all journals of Bentham Science
BioMed Central / Springer Nature
Information on the DEAL contract with Springer Nature
BMJ - British Medical Journals
As corresponding author, LMU members receive a discount of 25% on the publication fees in BMJ's Gold Open Access journals. This also applies to The British Medical Journal (The BMJ). The corresponding author receives the invoice directly from the publisher.
In addition, all authors of the participating institutions can publish free of charge in the journals of the BMJ Journals Online Standard Collection in hybrid Open Access if they act as corresponding author and it is a research article. The hybrid open access articles are published under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.
Information for authors: BMJ Author Hub
Title list BMJ Standard Collection and Gold Open Access journals (11 KB)
Cambridge University Press
Since 01.01.2019 LMU authors who are also designated Corresponding Authors have been able to publish free of charge and without restriction in all the hybrid journals published by the Cambridge University Press within the framework of a DFG-funded consortium. Starting from January 2022 they will also be able to publish free of charge and without restriction in the publisher's Gold Open Access journals.
Approved article types:
- Research Articles
- Review Articles
- Rapid Communications
- Brief Reports
- Case Reports
Immediately upon publication open access status will apply to these articles, which will also be subject to the terms of a CC-BY Open Access licence, providing no other preferred licence form has been agreed.
Title list Cambridge University Press (150 KB)
Information on the "Read and Publish agreement with Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Germany"
Open Access Publishing Workflow for Cambridge Journals (771 KB)top
Company of Biologists
Based on a Publish & Read agreement with the Company of Biologists, LMU members who are also Corresponding Authors can publish free of charge in the hybrid journals "Development", "Journal of Cell Science" and "Journal of Experimental Biology" from January 2023 onwards Additionally, the agreement includes unlimited reading access to all volumes of the three journals. The agreement is valid for the years 2023-2025.top
From January 2023 onwards, LMU members who are also Corresponding Authors and are publishing in the journals of Copernicus Publications receive the invoice from the University Library. The University Library first settles the invoice. After the article has been published, the University Library will bill the corresponding author. If the article is eligible for funding under the LMU Open Access Fund, the funding amount will be deducted directly from the invoice amount.
Copernicus Publications Journal list
LMU Open Access Fonds top
LMU members who are also Corresponding Authors receive a discount of 10% on the cost of publishing in journals of the Frontiers publishing house.
The University Library first settles the invoice. After the article has been published, the University Library will bill the corresponding author's department for the amount plus 19% VAT. If requirements of the LMU Open Access Fund are met, the funding amount will be deducted directly from the invoice amount.
Frontiers' variety of journals offers about 180 open access journals, mainly from the fields of natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
From January 2022 onwards, LMU members designated as Corresponding Authors will be able to publish articles (Research Articles) on open access free of charge in the hybrid journals published by Hogrefe. Reviews, shorter articles, news items, conference reports etc. are not included in the approved article types.
FAQ for authors and title list (in German)
Information on PsyJOURNALS Transformative Agreement
In addition, LMU members receive a discount of 25 % on the Article Processing Charge in the three Gold Open Access journals from this publisher:
- European Journal of Psychology Open
- Psychological Test Adaptation and Development (PTAD)
- Sports Psychiatry – Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychiatry
IOP - Institute of Physics
From January 2023 onwards, LMU members who are also Corresponding Authors can publish under CC-BY 4.0. licence terms free of charge and without embargo in 53 hybrid journals and 21 Gold Open Access journals published by the Institute.
IOP journals title list 2023 (357 KB)
MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
The journals catalogue of the publishers MDPI includes more than 200 Open Access journals from a variety of academic disciplines. LMU corresponding authors will receive a 10% discount on publication fees. Discount cannot be combined with other reductions (e.g., Research Society discount code, review vouchers, or journal invitations).
Please indicate your affiliation with the LMU when submitting your article.
List of open access journals from MDPI top
Starting in 2022, LMU authors will have to choose between immediate Open Access or delayed Open Access for publication of their articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
- Immediate Open Access:
The price for an article to be published immediately Open Access is 4,975 USD (+ 19% VAT) for Corresponding Authors of the LMU. Compared to the regular fee of 5,475 USD, this implies a discount of 500 USD. This price includes all fees for articles up to 12 pages in length. The Corresponding Author can choose between CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license.
- Delayed Open Access:
For publishing an article with the delayed Open Access option, the price is 2,575 USD (+ 19% VAT) and includes all fees for articles up to 12 pages in length. All articles published in PNAS will be made available Open Access after six months. With delayed Open Access, all articles are published under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
More information on publication fees at PNAS
RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry
LMU members receive a 15% discount on publication fees in RSC's hybrid journals as corresponding author. The discount is automatically granted if the corresponding author can be assigned to LMU via email domain. There is no discount for articles in Gold Open Access journals.
All RSC journals A - Z nach oben
Hybrid journals (SAGE Choice program)
As of January 01, 2021, LMU corresponding authors can publish free of charge in the hybrid journals of the Sage Premier and The Royal Society of Medicine Collection under the CC-BY license. The following article types are eligible for hybrid publishing: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports and Case Reports. This applies to articles that will be accepted for publication in the calendar years 2021, 2022 and 2023.
The Royal Society of Medicine Collection
Gold Open Access journals
The publisher grants all corresponding authors affiliated with the LMU a 20% discount on articles in Gold Open Access journals. You will receive the invoice directly from the publisher.
LMU corresponding authors will receive a 15% discount on the current publication fee for publications in the journal "Science Advances".
Science Advances Workflow (179 KB)
SCOAP3 is an international project providing worldwide free access to scholarly publications in the field of high-energy physics (HEP) via Gold Open Access. At a national level the project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
LMU authors can publish free of charge in the following journals:
- Advances in High Energy Physics
- European Physical Journal C
- Journal of High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Physics B
- Physics Letters B
In some journals only a proportion of articles they contain falls under the category HEP. In such cases SCOAP3 will only bear the cost if the article has been deposited on arXiv under the main category "HEP" before submission.
- Acta Physica Polonica B
- Chinese Physics C
- Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP)
- Physical Review C (PRC)
- Physical Review D (PRD)
- Physical Review Letters (PRL)
Information on the DEAL contract with Springer Nature
Taylor & Francis and Cogent
LMU corresponding authors will receive a discount of 5% on the cost of publishing in selected journals of the Taylor & Francis Group.
This agreement only affects publications in Gold Open Access Journals of Taylor & Francis and Cogent. Currently, there is no discount given for open access articles published in hybrid journals. Please find the overview of the Taylor & Francis Open Access Journals on the publisher's website.
For information about the Open Access licenses of over 2,000 Taylor & Francis magazines, please use the publisher's OA Journal Finder.
- Taylor & Francis Open journals
- Cogent Open Access journals
- Taylor & Francis Open Access Journal Finder
Article Processing Charges
The University Library first settles the invoice. After the publication of an article, the University Library will bill the corresponding author's department for the amount plus 19% VAT. top
Thieme: Journal “Hormone and Metabolic Research“
As of January 1, 2019, LMU corresponding authors can publish original papers open access without additional charge in the journal "Hormone and Metabolic Research".
Hormone and Metabolic Research top