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UW Author Discounts for Open Access Publishing
Because of UW Libraries' memberships in BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, and MDPI, UW authors receive discounts for publishing in these venues.
Directions for BioMed Central and SpringerOpen:
Within the UW IP range: when you submit a manuscript, the discount will be automatically applied.
Outside the UW IP range: when you submit a manuscript, select the option "I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement" on the APC Agreement page. Then select "University of Washington" from the institution drop-down list.
Directions for MDPI:
In the last step of submission, authors are prompted to determine if they are eligible for discounts under the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP).
Within the UW network IP range, the IOAP is pre-selected
Outside the UW IP range, select University of Washington from the Institutional drop-down menu.
UW Libraries offers journal hosting services free of charge. Information is available for those interested in starting a new journal or migrating an existing journal to a new publishing platform and/or model.