Last Updated: 11 May, 2023     Views: 9

The cost of Open Access publishing is met through Article Processing Charges (APCs) which is paid by the author or their institution. An APC is a publication fee which is charged to authors to make a work available open access in an open access journal.

APCs shift the financial costs of publishing from readers (as personal or library subscriptions) to authors.

APCs are paid by authors or their institution. Funding bodies may allow APCs to be paid from research grants. When writing a grant application, check whether you are able to include APCs in the budget of your grant application.

For more information, see the Open Access Publishing LibGuide.