Gold Open Access financial support

Since January 2016, EPFL authors publishing a paper, a book, a book chapter or a proceedings in Gold Open Access may benefit from a financial support. This funding from the EPFL Library can be achieved by means of either a partial reimbursement of the Gold OA publication fees or special conditions negotiated with some publishers or journals.

Open Access fund

The request for refund can be made by filling the form or by email at publish-support.bib@epfl.ch

Reimbursement of 2/3 of the APC (or BPC, or conference registration fees), with a maximum of CHF 2,500 per publication.

Specific agreements with publishers

Full APC funding


Publication fees in Cogitatio journals fully covered by the Library

Free publication under Gold OA in all ECS journals.

APCs of EPFL authors (the corresponding author must be affiliated to EPFL) in PLoS journals are fully and directly covered by the Library.

Through the SCOAP3 program, publication without any financial barriers under Gold OA in some key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics.

Discounts on APCs

25% discount on APCs in ACS journals. ACS members benefit from an additional discount of $1,500.

20% discount on APCs with Springer Open and Biomed Central for EPFL authors. A discount of 15% is also applied on the publication charges (BPC) of Open Access books.

10% discount on APCs in the journal F1000Research. Few vouchers to freely publish on gold OA are available on request at the Library.

                                                                                                                              Discount of 15% on all Frontiers journals.

Discount of $1,000 on APCs in Mary Ann Liebert journals.

10% discount on APCs in MDPI journals.

APCs in the journal Nucleic Acids Research (Oxford University Press) are reduced by 50% (€1065 instead of €2130) for all EPFL authors.

25% discount on APCs in the Gold OA journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Discount of 15% on APCs on EPFL hybrid publications at RSC journals.

10% discount on APCs in the Gold OA journalScience Advances. An additional 4% discount for AAAS members applies.

EPFL authors benefit of a 15% discount on publication fees in Open Access (Gold and Hybrid) in all Wiley journals.