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Open access publishing support for researchers at the University of California

If you’re a researcher based at the University of California, funding has been made available to help you take advantage of the benefits of publishing open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals.

University of California logoThanks to an agreement with the California Digital Library, UC corresponding authors can get a substantial discount on the usual article publishing charge (APC) to make their research article open access.

How does it work?

  1. Submit your manuscript to a Taylor & Francis journal as usual.
  2. Once the article has been accepted, you (the corresponding author) will receive an email with instructions for publication.
  3. This will take you to our online system where you can select and sign your Author Publishing Agreement. Please choose the gold open access publishing option.
  4. The system will then generate an article publishing charge quote, which will include a University of California discount if your article meets the eligibility criteria (see below).

The first 400 OA articles published each year will receive a 75% APC discount, and there’s a 50% discount on APCs thereafter.

  • If you’re publishing OA in an Open Select (hybrid) journal, you will receive a discount on the usual APC (75% or 50% discount).
  • If you publish in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open (full OA) journal, you will be asked to pay whichever is lower of: the standard APC for the full OA journal you’re publishing in, or the discounted prevailing Open Select APC (75% or 50% off).

APCs vary by journal and are subject to occasional special offers. The standard APC for any Taylor & Francis journal is available via the Open Access Cost Finder. APCs are exclusive of tax.

Who can benefit from this OA publishing support?

To qualify, you must be:

  • Affiliated with a University of California campus, including the Berkeley Lab.
  • Corresponding or lead author of the article that’s to be published open access.

Which articles are eligible for funding?

To qualify, articles must be:

  • Submitted for publication to a Taylor & Francis Open (full OA) or Open Select (hybrid) journal.
  • Accepted for publication between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.

This APC discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

For further details about this agreement, visit the University of California website.

How can publishing open access benefit you?

When you publish your article gold open access, it is made freely available online, allowing anyone, anywhere to read your research. This means you can benefit from:Open access funding for authors in Sweden

  • Increased visibility: No barriers to readership means researchers worldwide can read and cite your research.
  • Greater impact: Your research will be accessible to policymakers, practitioners and professionals in your field. Your open access article could be used to inform and develop public policy, be read by the general public, or be picked up by the media.
  • More freedom: Publishing under a CC-BY license means you can share your research across your networks, including social media.
  • Improved discoverability: Many of our journals are indexed in internationally-recognized citation and abstract databases, including the Journal Citation Report (JCR), Scopus, and PubMed, increasing the likelihood of your work being found and read by your colleagues.
  • Robust peer review: All accepted papers will undergo a thorough peer review process, where each manuscript is objectively and constructively evaluated on its scholarly merit and integrity.

Browse the range of open access articles published by University of California researchers.

Discover our full portfolio of journals at Taylor & Francis Online

Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions for more information.

Keep up to date with the latest open access news

Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than in the area of open access. To make sure you have the latest information you need to make your publishing choices, get our Open Access Bulletin. Find out about new policies, funding news, publishing tips, calls for papers, and the latest OA articles making an impact.