Selective List of Open Access Fees (also available as PDF document)
Berkeley faculty members who wish to make their articles free to all readers immediately upon publication by paying the open access or paid access fee may apply for funding through the Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) program.
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|
|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|
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Journal and Publisher Directories
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Lists more than 3000 journals available as open access.
- Directory of Open Access and Hybrid Journals: Look up where to publish your research as open access. Each title listed in the directory indicates whether the publisher allows authors to pay a publication fee to make an article immediately available.
- SHERPA/RoMEO: This directory lists publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. Listings also indicate whether or not the publisher has a "paid access" option with direct links to the specific publisher policies on paid access.
- Also consult the UC Office of Scholarly communication page on Submitting to Open Access Journals, which contains a list of institutional memberships allowing UC authors to receive discounts on publication charges/OA fees.