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Open science - publishing & managing research data: Discounts in T & F´s APC


The questions concerning the discounted APC-payments and publishing open access with them can be sent to Pia Paavoseppä and Ulla Ohvo

Taylor & Francis journals

Publishing open access articles in Taylor & Francis journals with a discounted open access fee

The researchers/article authors of organization Lappeenranta University of Technology have the possibility to publish articles open access in Taylor & Francis (incl. Routledge) with a discounted APC-fee (APC = Article Processing Charge). The possibility for this discount starts in 2017.

FinElib-consortium has agreed with T & F that the APC-fee for an open access article in T & F journals is 860 euros, when the researcher is the corresponding author. The normal APC fee would be 2150 euros. This discount is available on the condition the library has made an APC-prepayment to T & F. This is why the library organizes the payment of the discounted APC fees. To find out if you can use this discount, please contact Lappeenranta Academic Library. Instructions on how to publish open access articles in T & F journals:

  1. T & F sends the corresponding author a message about the acceptance of the article and informs about the possibility to publish the article open access.
  2. The corresponding author contacts the library and checks whether he/she can use the discount.
  3. The library sends a confirmation to T&F about the discounted APC-payment.
  4. The corresponding author confirms the open access license chosen in the T&F publishing system.
  5. The library sends an internal invoice to the corresponding author/author´s school afterwards.