Other Author Assistance Programs

BioMedCentral APC Discount 

BioMed Central publishes 272 peer-reviewed open access journals.

Texas A&M University is a Supporter Member which means that when you publish in any BioMed Central journal you will receive a 15% discount on the article-processing charge. The discount is automatically applied when BMC sends the invoice for the Author Processing Charge (APC).

If you are interested in securing OAKFund support for an article submitted to any BioMed Central journal, be sure to indicate the invoiced amount in the application form. 

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Gold-for-Gold OA Vouchers

As a subscriber to Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals, Texas A&M University Libraries receives a type of "rebate" for our investment in the form of open access vouchers. These vouchers may be used by Texas A&M authors to publish their papers in RSC journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal Article Publication Fee (APF).

Each voucher code can be used to publish a communication, full paper, review or technical note under the RSC's Gold OA option.

Please note that voucher codes cannot be used until an article has been accepted for publication.

How to apply?

  1. The corresponding author submits the manuscript to RSC using their ScholarOne submission and review system. Check out the publishers Author Guidelines page at https://www.rsc.org/publishing/journals/guidelines 
  2. Once the article is accepted, the author(s) requests an RSC Voucher through their Library Subject Liaison (see online directory of subject specialists) or the OAKFund Program Manager in the Libraries' Office of Scholarly Communication. The Librarian will verify that the requesting author meets the eligibility requirements of the OAKFund program 
  3. Depending on availability, the Libraries will issue a voucher code to the requesting author. The author inserts the code into the Gold for Gold online acceptance form 
  4. Whilst the article is being copyedited, typeset and proofread, the voucher code will be authenticated. Upon publication the paper will then be accessible to all as a Gold OA paper.
  5. If you have questions or concerns about your application for an RSC Open Access voucher, or any other aspect of the OAKFund Program, please contact the Office of Scholarly Communication at oakfund@library.tamu.edu.

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Office of Scholarly Communication
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scholcomm@library.tamu.edu

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