An article processing charge (APC) is a fee paid by an author to a journal publisher to make an article immediately available via open access. These charges cover open access publishing and licensing costs, and allow readers to access the article immediately without encountering a paywall.
The Library does not pay for individual APCs, page charges or manuscript submission fees. From 2022, the University Library is participating in a university-wide Read and Publish agreement pilot as part of the annual subscription renewal process. The 2022 pilot covers University of Sydney APCs in journal titles from six major scholarly publishers.
Before paying an APC, the Library recommends that you:
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