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Publish: APCs - Publisher Discounts and Waivers

APCs - Publisher Discounts and Waivers

Edith Cowan University researchers have access to the below article processing charge (APC) discounts and fee waivers for 2021.

The Library's subscription to ACS journals entitles ECU authors to discounted APCs. Individual members of the ACS are entitled to a further discount under the ACS Author Rewards program.

Free APCs for the below x8 CSIRO titles only, under Read and Publish (RAP) Agreement:

  • Australian Journal Of Botany
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Functional Plant Biology
  • Invertebrate Systematics
  • Reproduction Fertility and Development
  • Soil Research
  • Pacific Conservation Biology



How to claim RAP Deal : Author workflow




















Entering author & institution details:

  • Only the corresponding author is eligible for the RAP deal.
  • Must identify corresponding author and include their author affiliations and identifiers. The system will automatically determine eligibility for RAP deal.






















Checking author eligibility with Ringgold identification or domain email:

  • This step occurs within 'Edit Author', while entering author affiliations and information.
  • Ringgold ID and email domain are the applicable author identifiers for this section (Ringgold ID's are supplied by the institution, and must match with the provided author affiliation information).
  • Select correct institution from the populated list rather than entering manually.
  • If using email domain, you must use an institutional email address (student email is not applicable).
  • If Ringgold is unable to match with the provided author information, a warning screen will appear.
























  • Corresponding author will be emailed instructions.
  • If eligible for the RAP deal, Rightslink will display a 'Seek funding from institution' box in the funding options section.
  • Click 'Seek funding from institution' box. Do not click 'Bill me' box.
  • Select desired open access licence. The Total Due should present as $0 under the RAP agreement.
  • PDF will automatically be sent to supplied author emails as well as the institutional repository once the article is published.



























Authors affiliated with ECU receive a 10% discount on APCs for all MDPI journal titles

Free APCs for the below x3 The Company of Biologists titles only:

  • Development

  • Journal of Cell Science

  • Journal of Experimental Biology