Library Support for Open Access Publishing

Subsidizing author publishing fees

The Libraries currently have agreements with the following publishers and publications in order to reduce author publishing charges (APCs) for UW-Madison-affiliated authors.

Membership models and APC discounting programs may be subject to change at any time, so check the publishers’ website before submitting. Contact Carrie Nelson if you have questions about a particular agreement. 

  • Wiley (hybrid journals) 2022 Pilot Through a one-year agreement with the Big Ten Academic Alliance, in 2022 the first 250 original research articles and review articles with a corresponding author from the UW-Madison are eligible to publish OA in Wiley’s hybrid open access journals at no additional cost. When those credits are depleted, authors will receive a 10% discount off the journal’s list price APC. Additional details and information on how to publish OA in Wiley hybrid journals is available at the Wiley authors’ page.
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP) Research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports with a UW-Madison-affiliated corresponding author are eligible to publish their work OA in CUP Gold or Hybrid OA journals (downloadable list) with no fee. Link your account to our institution for access.
  • PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology Through an agreement negotiated by the Big Ten Academic Alliance, research articles with a UW-Madison-affiliated corresponding author (or a corresponding author from another PLOS Community Action Program-member institution) will not be charged an APC. If the corresponding author is not a PLOS CAP member, UW-Madison’s membership entitles the article to a discount. For more information, see Community Action Publishing FAQs on the PLOS website.
  • SCOAP3 (Assorted High Energy Physics) Journals No cost to authors to publish. Fees are covered by a a partnership of over 3,000 libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations supporting open access publishing in key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics.

Support for Scholarly-Controlled Infrastructure