Open Access (OA) journals and hybrid journals may require an additional payment to be made to the publisher in order to have a paper made immediately open access on the date of publication. This charge known as an APC (Article Processing Charge) is usually payable when the manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication and is charged to either the author, research funder, institution or employer.
Applications for funding for APCs can be made to the University's Research Office by completing the online request form (Research, Enterprise and Alumni / APC Payment Application Form). This has to be made by the corresponding author. If you are not the corresponding author and the corresponding author is employed at another University then they must apply to their home institution for funding. For more useful advice on APC's please visit the Researcher Resources page on sharepoint.
Before you decide which journal you would like your article to be published in it is useful to check if a publisher deal is available to offset the cost of APCs or if there is some other means of funding eg a charity.
In instances where the University of the Highlands and Islands already has a subscription relationship with a publisher, discounted deals to mitigate article processing charges may be available for their journal titles. Please check the list provided below for details.
Springer (free OA publishing): UHI authors who are the 'corresponding author' can publish articles in more than 1,900 Springer open access hybrid journals at no cost to themselves. For more information about the UK Read and Publish (Springer Compact) deal view the agreement here (to view eligible journals please refer to the spreadsheet that says Hybrid journals). For the UK this 'agreement' runs until the end of December 2022.
Don't forget to recheck this page for new deals that the University is constantly negotiating.