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Open Access Publishing: Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing Charges

Open Access Publishing

How to pay your Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing Charges

Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing Charges

Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing Charges are the fees charged by publishers to make your articles available on publication for free on their platforms. This is called Gold Open Access. 

All costs associated with Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing charges must use the following Product Code in Agresso:

 

SERVE146 - Article Processing Charges (GL Code 3078)

When raising a requisition in relation to  Article Processing Charges (APCs) or charges associated with Open Access publishing, please use the Product Code SERVE146 and GL Code 3078:

 

If you’ve any queries about this, please contact aran@nuigalway.ie

There are a few reasons for the new Product Code:

  • By tracking spending on open access publishing we aim to prevent double-charging of universities by publishers. This happens when authors pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Open Access Publishing Charges alongside their libraries’ subscriptions to the same journals.  
  • Knowledge of the University’s spend on open access publishing will help us negotiate better deals for both publishing charges and subscriptions
  • The new Product Code will help remove any confusion over how to log these charges in Agresso
  • This is part of an EUA initiative and is being rolled out across all Irish universities

Gold Open Access

Gold Open Access
  • Publisher makes article freely available on publication
  • Author pays an APC article processing charge
  • Some journals are wholly open access
  • Others are ‘hybrid’  - traditional subscription journals with optional OA article processing charge for individual articles
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access is often an eligible cost in a grant application
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs) - a flat charge, varies from journal to journal, covers the entire cost of the publication process e.g. peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the research articles