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Open Access Publishing at FIU

This guide provides application guidelines and procedures for the OAP discounts and other options

OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING DISCOUNTS FOR ALL FIU AUTHORS

Open Access publishing discounts for all FIU authors are available through Hindawi, BioMed Central including Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen, and MDPI.  These initial discounts will be applied to author publishing/processing fees by the publisher prior to invoicing for author's fees. 

The FIU Open Access Publishing program supports the publication of FIU research in scholarly open access (OA) journals, making our research freely and globally available. The fund is supported by the FIU Libraries as part of our larger Open Access Initiative including the FIU Digital Commons.

OA PUBLISHING DISCOUNTS 2017 - 2018

Membership discounts are funded by FIU Libraries Open Access Publishing Initiative.  

Selection of these OA publishers is based on already established publishing activity by FIU authors. 

MDPI - 10%  New!

BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, SpringerOpen – 15%

Hindawi – 100%

 

GUIDELINES FOR DISCOUNTS

MDPI - FIU authors are entitled to a 10% discount on the article-processing charge (APC) when publishing in an MDPI publication.

How to claim your discount:

  1. Authors are prompted in the last step of submission to determine if they are eligible for discounts under the open access program
  2. The program is pre-selected if authors are submitting from within the campus network (IP range detection)

BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or SpringerOpen – FIU faculty and graduate students are entitled to a 15% discount on the article-processing charge (APC) when publishing in a BioMed Central, Chemistry Central or SpringerOpen journal.  FIU has a Supporter Membership.

How to claim your discount:

1 - If you submit your manuscript from on-campus, you will be automatically recognized as affilitated with FIU, so when you reach the payment section, it will state that you have been granted a 15% discount.

2 - If you submit your manuscript from off-campus, sign-in for off-campus access to the FIU Libraries, you will be automatically recognized as affilitated with FIU, so when you reach the payment section, it will state that you have been granted a 15% discount.

3 – If you submit your manuscript otherwise, you will have to claim your discount.  When submitting your manuscript you will reach the payment section.  Select option 3 and, in the drop-down menu, locate Florida International University.  When customer service receives your request, they will check to verify your affiliation with FIU.  Once the process is complete, they will contact you, the author, at which point you will be able to complete your submission.

Hindawi – FIU authors are entitled to publish in peer-reviewed Hindawi journals at no charge.  FIU’s Annual Membership with Hindawi pays all Article Processing Charges (APC). 

How to:

Author(s) claim affiliation during the submission process. This is chiefly done via the use of an @fiu.edu email address, or listing FIU as your institution in the submission form. Hindawi staff will then separately verify this affiliation.