Open Access discounts

One of the ways in which to make your research Open Access is paying your publisher or journal to do it. This is called Article Processing Charges (APC) and can make your article Open Access immediately. Some publishers offer a discount on APCs as a part of DTU's subscription and below you can read more about the discounts.

Pil Portland Press
Pil The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
Pil American Chemical Society (ACS)
Pil Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
Pil Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute – MDPI


Portland Press

Because DTU has a subscription to journals from Portland Press, DTU researchers get a discount of 15% on APC, when they decide to publish their article Open Access.

Read more about Open aAcess publishing with Portland Press.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Because DTU subscribes to ECS Plus, DTU researchers can publish their articles as Open Access (OA) in ECS journals without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). ECS Plus ensures unlimited Article Credits for authors at DTU.

How to benefit from Author Choice Open Access at ECS:
When you submit your paper, you need to select Author Choice Open Access and indicate that you will be claiming an Article Credit because you come from an ECS Plus subscribing institution.

Once your paper has been accepted, you will be invited to claim your Article Credit through CCC RightsLink instead of paying an APC.

If you choose to make your articles OA through Author Choice Open Access, the Version of Record (VoR) will be immediately freely available in ECS Digital Library. You may also deposit the published PDF of these Open Access articles in DTU’s institutional repository (DTU Orbit).

You can read more about Author Choice Open Access at ECS’ website


American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS call their open access initiative for ACS AuthorChoice. Here you are offered a discount on APC, if you are affiliated to an institution which subscribes or if you become a member of ACS.

The standard price for ACS AuthorChoice open access publishing is 2.000 – 4.000 USD. If you want your article to appear OA immediately it costs 4.000 USD, but only 2.000 USD with an embarco of 12 months. 

DTU researchers get 33% discount because DTU subscribes to ACS. If you also have a personal membership the discount is 67% - a personal membership can be obtained for 145 USD. 

When you fill out the ACS AuthorChoice form, you must provide the subscribing institution. Please contact to get the DTU's name and customer number.

Read more about ACS AuthorChoice, terms and prices. Here you will also find links for the relevant forms.


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Because DTU has a subscription to PNAS DTU researchers get a discount on APC. You must only pay 1.100 USD as opposed to the normal fee of 1.450 USD.

Read more about PNAS' Open Access publishing


MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

MDPI is an academic Open Access publisher, and all journals published by MDPI are fully open access. MDPI finance publication through article processing charges (APC).

However, DTU researchers get 10% discount on APC, because DTU has a membership of MDPI.

Read more

Contact - about APC

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