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Framework agreements with publishers

Depending on the publication type, Open Access publication charges (= APC Article Processing Charges) are treated differently:

APCs in pure OA journals may be subsidized.
Depending on the existing contract with the publisher, OA publishing in hybrid journals is included, discounted, or must be paid for in full. Fees of transformation contracts are centrally financed and/or, if applicable, allocated on a flat-rate basis (analogous to existing subscription contracts): no costs are incurred for the individual authors.

Regardless, there are publishers who will bill you individually per item. Others bill the APCs via a central collective invoice to the university library. The latter is a formal step that does not allow any conclusions regarding central cost absorption. If applicable, the UB will continue to bill in full (plus the applicable 19% tax) after publication. On the other hand, you will find contract offers on the publishers' homepages that the UB has not joined.

Further notes.

All this information refers only to the OA publication costs - color and page charges, review fees, overlength fees, etc. are additional services and will be billed directly to you in addition, if applicable.

BioMed Central BMC

The membership partnership model with BMC has ended.
The title portfolio is now covered by Springer Nature's Institutional Open Access Agreement (see there).

 

BMJ

Pure Open Access Journals:
Corresponding authors of the institution receive 15% discount on list APCs.
Central APC calculation to the university library. 
After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, the remaining costs are charged to the authors after publication.

Hybrid Journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option does not affect the costs - you will not be charged. 

Special case: The BMJ 
15% discount on list APC for research articles, pass-through of discounted costs in full. Other article types are not covered under the contract.

Company of Biologists

Pure Open Access Journals:
No contract between The Company of Biologists and the University of Tübingen.

Hybrid Journals:
Choosing the Open Access option in the journals "Development", "Journal of Cell Science" and "Journal of Experimental Biology" does not affect the costs - you will not be charged. 

copernicus

Pure Open Access Journals:

No fixed price per item, APC is based on number of pages, no discounts agreed, individual reductions possible.
Central APC calculation to the university library. 
After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

 

CUP - Cambridge University Press

Pure Open Access journals:
Based on the existing contract, the university's corresponding authors publish unrestricted free of charge in the pure Open Access journals. 

Hybrid journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option does not affect the cost - you will not be charged.

De Gruyter

Pure Open Access journals: 
The university’s corresponding authors receive a discount of 20% on the list APCs.
Central APC calculation to the university library.  

After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, the remaining costs are charged to the authors after publication.

Hybrid journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option does not affect the costs - you will not be charged.  

Frontiers

Pure Open Access journals: 
Only for article submissions until Dec. 31, 2021 and for articles submitted in 2022 to abstracts accepted in 2021, the old conditions apply (5% on everything or price cap on 1680 € net).
For article submissions on or after Jan. 1, 2022, eligible authors will receive a 10% discount on list APCs.

Central APC calculation to the university library. 
After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, the remaining costs are charged to the authors after publication.

 

Hogrefe

Pure Open Access Journals:
Corresponding authors of the institution receive 25% discount on list APCs of the journals "European Journal of Psychology Open", "Psychological Test Adaptation and Development (PTAD)", "Sports Psychiatry - Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychiatry".
Central APC calculation to the University Library. 
After deducting the grant from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Hybrid Journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option for journals in the contract package does not affect costs - you will not be charged. 

MDPI

Pure Open Access Journals: 

Members of the University receive a 10% discount on list APCs. This discount cannot be combined with individual discounts, please check the APC and your possible discounts to optimize.
Central APC calculation to the University Library.
After deducting the grant from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a nonprofit open access publisher for the humanities and social sciences.

OLH is funded by an international library consortium. Authors do not incur publication fees because Tübingen University Library supports the project.

The OLH publishes the megajournal Open Library of Humanities (comparable to PLoS one for the life sciences), provides a platform for nearly 30 journals in the humanities and social sciences, and supports teams of editors who wish to convert their journal to publication in Fair Open Access.
Link to the title list.

PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Hybrid Open Access at PNAS:

You can choose between immediate Open Access or delayed Open Access for your publication.

For immediate Open Access publishing, you will be charged USD 4,975 plus tax (USD 500 discount). This price includes all fees for articles up to 12 pages in length. You have the choice between CC BY-NC-ND or CC BY license.

Alternatively, your publication can appear in delayed Open Access. The price for this is USD 2,575 plus tax (again, complete for articles up to 12 pages in length). With delayed Open Access, all articles are published under CC BY-NC-ND license after a delay of 6 months - before that they are only visible to PNAS subscribers.

(Note: The University of Tübingen has not joined the Transformative Agreement as defined by cOAlition S).

Royal Society of Chemistry

Pure open access journals:
No special conditions.

Hybrid journals: 
Corresponding authors receive a 15% discount on OA costs if they use their university email address when submitting. 

(Note: The University of Tübingen has not joined the Transformative Agreement as defined by cOAlition S).

Royal Society of London

Pure Open Access Journals:
Members of the university receive a 20% discount on list APCs.
Individual single calculation on the part of the publisher. Please submit publisher invoices to UB for payment.
After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Hybrid Journals:
Members of the University receive a 20% discount on list APCs.
Individual billing to the author.
(Note: This is not a Transformative Agreement as defined by cOAlition S.)

Sage

Pure Open Access Journals:
Corresponding authors of the university receive a 20% discount on list APCs.
Individual itemized billing on the part of the publisher. Please submit publisher invoices to UB for payment.
After deducting the grant from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Hybrid Journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option for journals in the contract package does not affect the cost - you will not be charged. 

Science Advances (AAAS)

Pure open access journal Science Advances: 
Members of the University receive a 15% discount on list APCs at Science Advances.
Individual itemized billing on the part of the publisher. Please submit publisher invoices to UB for payment.
After deducting the subsidy from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

 

Springer Nature / Biomed Central / Springer Open

Pure Open Access Journals: 
Corresponding authors of the institution receive a 20% discount on list APCs (capped by contract, if applicable) due to the DEAL contract.
Central APC calculation to the University Library. 
After deducting the grant from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Hybrid journals:  
For Corresponding authors, the costs for the Open Access option are covered due to the DEAL contract. The responsibility for costs lies explicitly with the institution where the majority of the research for the article was conducted. 

Nature-branded journals are not part of the contract.

Thieme

Pure open access journals:
No special conditions.

Hybrid journals: 
Choosing the Open Access option for the journals "Methods of Information Medicine", "Thrombosis and Haemostasis", "International Journal of Sports Medicine", and "Pharmacopsychiatry" does not affect the cost - you will not be charged.

Wiley

Pure Open Access Journals: 
Corresponding authors of the institution receive a 20% discount on list APCs.
Central APC calculation to the university library. 
After deducting the grant from the Open Access Publication Fund, you will be charged for the remaining costs after publication.

Hybrid journals:  
For Corresponding authors, the costs for the Open Access option are covered due to the DEAL contract. The responsibility for costs lies explicitly with the institution where the majority of the research for the article was conducted.