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Through the Robertson Library's participa tion in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network to purchase journal subscriptions, faculty, students, and staff are eligible for discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs) associated with publishing open access journal articles! APCs are fees that an author pays to a journal to have their article published free to the world as open access. A journal may be fully open access or a "hybrid" journal, in which articles are behind a paywall unless authors pay an APC to make their article publically available.
Why should I pay an APC to publish my article as open access?
According to a recent systematic review, the plurality (47.8%) of studies reviewed confirmed the existence of an open access citation advantage. The open access advantage is defined as the increased citation of articles made available open access.
Questions? Contact your subject librarian.
To learn specific details about APC discounts available to UPEI faculty, students, and staff, click the publisher listed below. The same information is also available at https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/en/crkn-negotiated-apc-discounts.
As of January 1, 2022, corresponding authors affiliated with CRKN participating members will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles as open access in Cambridge hybrid and gold journals at no charge for the duration of the agreement. The following five article types are included in this Open Access publishing portion of this agreement:
Cambridge uses an automated system, RightsLink, to associate authors with their affiliated institutions. Participating members can configure their institutional dashboards to automatically apply the APC waiver to authors. A step-by-step guide is available at https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/sites/crkn/files/2022-01/Step-by-Step-Guide-to-Publishing-OA-2021-V2.pdf.
As of December 15, 2021, corresponding authors affiliated with CRKN institutions participating in the CRKN-IOP Open Access agreement will be able to publish an unlimited number of their articles under an open access license in select IOP hybrid and gold journals at no charge for the duration of the agreement. The following article types are included in the Open Access publishing portion of this agreement (intended to cover all original research and review-type content):
Please note that there are a select few journals for which IOP cannot offer an open access option that are excluded at this time.
Authors submit articles to IOP using Scholar1, which includes an autofill field for corresponding authors to indicate their affiliation. Using Ringgold IDs, these affiliations will then be connected to CRKN participating institutions to capture all eligible articles under this agreement.
A 15% APC discount in RSC hybrid journals. The APC discount process is entirely automatic, following the steps outlined here: