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Open Access Publishing

This guide highlights open access publishing for AUB affiliates as well as self-archiving at AUB. It also provides information and resources on author's rights, open access publishing, what to do before publishing plus some venues

Important Note

According to the World Bank, Lebanon is now among the Lower-Middle-Income countries and classified as Group A by Research4Life. Hence, our authors are now eligible for waivers and discounts on open access publishing. 

More information about the publishers, waivers, and discounts can be found here.

Before submitting, please email the publishers, describe our dire circumstances, and ask for the waivers/discounts.

 

Open Access Publishing @ AUB

Waivers and discounts for AUB Affiliates

Open Access (OA) refers to allowing unrestricted online access to scholarly information including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, working papers, graduate theses, data, and other. For more on information, click here

AUB Libraries is participating in the membership program of the following open access publishers. Due to these memberships AUB scholars and academic researchers are eligible for waivers and discounts on the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publishing.

 

Publishers

 

Waivers and discounts

 

Additional Information

 

9 free Article Processing Charges on a 1st come 1st served basis. Expiry Date 31- June 2023

Log in to ACS Paragon Plus. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one

 


50% Discount

In case of lack of funding please click here for exceptional discounts

 


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100% discount as mentioned in Waivers & Discounts

Upon submission please contact support@bmj.com

 

 

Free Article Processing Charges till the end of 2023 in Gold and Hybrid journals

 

 

Free Article Processing Charges

 

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15% Discount

PLOS is offering waivers & discounts on a case-by-case basis

Ask for a waiver by emailing the request to pfa@plos.org and to the journal's editor

 


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25% Discount

 

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Free in most of Sage Gold Open Access Journals till the end of 2023

Submit your primary affiliation in peer review as American University in Beirut

 

8 free Article Processing Charges from SPIE on a 1st come 1st served basis

When submitting, note the complimentary APC in the text-box provided for the institution name

 

 

In case of lack of funding please click here for exceptional discounts

 


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50% Discount

In case of lack of funding please click here for exceptional discounts

 

50% discount

In case of lack of funding please send a letter to the editor and ask for waivers

 

100% free waivers starting January 2023

 

Springer, Springer Nature and BioMed Central:

If you are not in receipt of any research funds please send a scanned copy of:

  • A letter from your head of department confirming that you are not currently in receipt of any research funding, signed and printed on headed paper.
  • A description of the dire and governing circumstances.

Copies of these documents should be emailed to waivers@springernature.com and to the editor of the journal.


For further assistance contact Mr. Albert Haddad, ah75@aub.edu.lb ext. 2608