Open Access

Discounts for open access publishing


This supplier provides a 10% discount to UAB researchers to publish in their Gold journals. Once you have passed the peer review, the publisher will ask you if you want to request this discount.



This supplier allows all UAB members to reduce by 10% the cost of publishing in any of this publishers’ journals. The publisher will confirm with the UAB your affiliation in order to get this discount. Later on, the university will contact you to manage the payment. 


Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

UAB affiliation with the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) allows University research staff to reduce by 10% the cost of publishing in any of the more than 200 sicnetific journals of the publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

Author need to submit their articles from his UAB e-mail so that he is automatically identified as a member of the university and can get the discount.
Please remembert that discounts are not cumulative. If an author can opt for different types of MDPI discounts because in addition to belonging to the UAB also belongs to the editorial committee of an MDPI publication, or he is also a reviewer of one ot the publisher's publications, etc. the author will have to decide whether to accept the institutional discount or one of the other discounts.


Emerald Publishing

Through an agreement with the Consortium of University Services of Catalonia (CSUC), the UAB enjoys season tickets to cover 100% of the cost of open publication of articles that have been accepted by this publisher during 2021/2023. The available options to UAB are:

  • 2022: 4 APC season tickets
  • 2023: 4 APC season tickets

In order to enjoy a season ticket, you must be a “corresponding author / main autor”, you must use the institutional e-mail address of the UAB when submitting the work within the Scholar One platform and choose the option Yes, I want to publish my article as Open Access and my institution is eligible for a prepaid APC voucher” which you will infd in the Open Access section during this submission.

More information can be found on the publisher website and in the “Step-by-step guide”. There is also available a video about how to get these vouchers.

Video Emerald

Sage journals


This supplier provides a 15% discount to UAB researchers for publishing in their Open Access journals.
You can check out these titles on the tab “Gold OA Journals (15% discount)” in the Sage List of Journals.

ACS Chemistry for Life


When all the APCs available via the transformative agreement have run out, UAB researchers have several discounts to publish open access articles in the ACS  hybrid journals.

Discounts depend on the ACS membership of authors and/or institution.

ACS discounts







The UAB, through the CSUC, cooperates with the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3). This means that UAB researchers who publish in any of the journals that take part in this project will be able to enjoy several benefits.