Answered By: Heather Empey
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2022     Views: 5

Many journal publishers will charge an article processing charge (APC) or publication fee in order for the author to publish their work in as Open Access. These fees are usually a couple hundred to several thousand dollars an article.

The Library has agreements with some publishers so that UNBC authors can either get a discount on the APC or have it waived altogether.  An up-to-date list of publisher agreements is available at

UNBC also offers a Research Strategic Initiatives Grant (RSIG) which can be used to cover APCs.  Apply for the RSIG through Romeo.

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