Agreements and Discounts


Although the Library does not have stand-alone funding to cover article processing charges (APCs), we do have agreements with certain publishers in place that allow UD authors to publish open access without any fees:

Cambridge University Press (CUP): All participating CUP journals, does not cover select article types.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): APCs are covered for all hybrid RSC journals. Authors also receive a 15% discount on APCs for gold OA RSC journals.

Springer Nature: Corresponding authors will have APCs waived when they publish in any of Springer Nature’s hybrid journals.


In addition to our full agreements, UD authors may get a discount on publishing open access with the following publishers:

MDPI: 10% discount on APCs for all MDPI journals.

BioMedCentral: 15% discount on APCs for BMC and SpringerOpen journals.