The Library is a member of organizations that support Open Access, and agreements with select publishers that offer discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Waterloo researchers.
Waterloo authors must self-identify when submitting a manuscript in order to receive a discount.
- BioMed Central: 15% discount. BioMed Central membership.
- arXiv: Arxiv provides open access to e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Owned and operated by Cornell University.
- Bioline International: Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC): SPARC is a global coalition committed to making Open Access the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data and Open Education.
For more information or assistance with claiming these discounts, please contact your subject librarian.