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Open Access Journal Discounts

The UMD Libraries is a member of a number of institutional Open Access programs. UMD faculty and researchers can receive discounts on article processing charges if they have articles accepted in the journals below.


PLOS logo

Article processing fees for PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine are waived for corresponding authors from BTAA institutions. A 25% discount will be applied to publication fees where one or more of the contributing authors are affiliated with a BTAA institution, but the corresponding author is not.

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MDPI Open Access logo

Authors will receive a 10% discount on the article processing charges for accepted articles in MDPI journals. 

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BioMed Central logo

Authors will receive a 15% discount on the article processing charges of all articles accepted for publication in journals published by BioMed Central (BMC).

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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development logo

Authors who have a paper accepted in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) will receive a waiver of the $500 article processing charge. 

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