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Open Access Publishing

Information and guidance about open access scholarly publishing for researchers in all disciplines.

Memorial Library has agreements for the following publishers or journals for APC waivers or discounts, but others may be available. Please contact me to discuss options.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Memorial Library has a site license to the AAAS journal Science. As a result, AAAS discounts the article processing charge for Berry College authors who wish to publish in Science Advances, an APC-funded open access journal.

How can I apply this discount? The discount may be applied during the payment process, following acceptance of the article. Within the RightsLink payment system, click the blue “Apply Discounts” button at the bottom of the “Charges Estimate” screen to indicate eligibility for a discounted rate. In the Apply Discounts window, under the Affiliation discount section, search for and select Berry College. Once the institution is selected, the bold “Not applied” text will change to the appropriate amount of the discount, in USD.  Click the orange “Apply Discounts” button to confirm your selection.

What licenses are available? Creative Commons licenses CC BY or CC BY-NC; authors choosing a CC BY license will pay an added surcharge.

American Chemical Society Journals

Memorial Library subscribes to the Web Editions of All ACS Publications. Berry College authors who choose to publish open access with ACS AuthorChoice have several discount options, depending on their ACS membership status and the type of open access they choose.


While there is no set discount, MDPI makes it clear that corresponding authors should inquire about further discounts and waivers if grant funds are not available to cover the APCs. Contact me to discuss options.


Memorial Library has a site license with PNAS. Berry College authors receive a discounted open access fee of $1,300 (compared to the regular fee of $1,700) for a CC BY-NC-ND license.

How can I apply this discount? The corresponding author should select the Open Access Option on the PNAS billing forms included with the author proofs, indicating the reduced APC due to a site license.

What licenses are available? Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND only.