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Selective List of Open Access Fees (also available as PDF document)

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Open Access publishers

Open access (OA) journals provide free global online access with minimal or no copyright limitations. Many publishers have created online-only journals designed to disseminate research results rapidly; these rapid-dissemination journals (marked below with a *) often have a streamlined review process, are fully OA, and are designed to publish new research findings quickly. Below is a selective list of OA publishers and/or journals along with their fees. For the most accurate information, consult the publication website.

Publishers Open Access Fee / Article Processing Fee Sample titles
American Institute of Physics (AIP) $1,350 AIP Advances*
American Physical Society $1,500 Physical Review X*
American Society of Microbiology $2,000 (members) $3,000 (non-members) mBIO*
BioMed Central $730 - $2,505 (15% reduction for UCB authors due to UCB membership) BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Informatics, Genome Biology, Nutrition Journal
BMJ £1,500 BMJ Open
Cambridge University Press $750 (OA fee will be waived for the first 3 years though the journals "encourage payment from those authors who do have appropriate funding through their institution or a funding body") Forum of Mathematics, Pi, Forum of Mathematics, Sigma
Cell Press $5000 Cell Reports*
Company of Biologists $1350 Biology Open (BiO)*
Copernicus Publications/European Geosciences Union Varies (see journal) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Biogeosciences, Web Ecology
Dove Press $1,695 - $1,865 Advances in Genomics and Genetics, Drug Design, Development and Therapy, International Journal of Nanomedicine
Ecological Society of America $1,250 (ESA members), $1,500 (non-members) Ecosphere*
eLife (a collaboration between Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society and Wellcome Trust) No publication charges (at least for an initial period) eLife*
Faculty of 1000 Article process fee is waived until January 2013 F1000 Research*
Genetics Society of America $1,650 - $1,950 G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics*
Hindawi Publishing $0 - $1,500 J of Marine Biology, Advances in Astronomy, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Institute of Physics (IOP) $1,350 - $1,440 New Journal of Physics, Environmental Research Letters
Nature Publishing Group $1,350 Scientific Reports*
Optics Society of America varies, see Publication charge page Biomedical Optics Express, Optics Express, Optical Materials Express
Oxford University Press (Oxford Open) Nucleic Acids Research (this is 50% off the standard cost because UC has an institutional membership); for other journals: $0 - $1,600 Bioscience Horizons, DNA Research, Genome Biology and Evolution, Nucleic Acids Research
Public Library of Science (PLoS) $1350, $2250,$2900 (10% reduction for UC authors due to UC membership) PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS One
Royal Society Free ("Currently offering an introductory waiver on all article processing charges." [as of September 2012]) Open Biology
SAGE $0 (UC Berkeley authors pay no open access fee due to Berkeley Research Impact Initiative sponsorship of all UC Berkeley submissions. More info. Sage Open*
Springer Open $20 - $1,525 (15% reduction for UC authors due to UC membership Applied Nanoscience, Health Economics Review, Psychology of Well-being, J of Mathematical Neuroscience
Wiley Open Access $1,850 - $3,000 Brain and Behavior, Ecoloy and Evolution, MicrobiologyOpen
    last updated August 2011

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