ETH Library provides researchers from ETH Zurich with the possibility to publish in open-access journals either free of charge or at a reduced price.
Special Funding Opportunity: ETH Library pays open access fees for COVID-19 pandemic related articles
Also for the special fund the requirement is for the first or corresponding author of the article submitted to be a member of ETH Zurich.
Full Article Processing Charge funding
For publications in the open access journals of the following publishing houses, ETH Library covers the article fees.
- The corresponding author of the submitted article must be a member of ETH Zurich.
- In the case of some publishers, it is also possible to pay the fees in the case of first authorship (see conditions of the individual publishers).
- Please use your ETH Zurich e-mail address when submitting articles.
- For professors emeritus, the article fees are paid for up to 2 years after retirement. The date of submission is decisive.
The journals Annual Review of Cancer Biology, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, Annual Review of Political Science and Annual Review of Public Health were converted to full Open Access in 2020. Due to the "Subscribe to Open" model, ETH members do not pay open access fees, which are covered by the library through subscription fees.
The affiliation with ETH Zurich is automatically detected via your IP range when submitting a manuscript. Once the article has been accepted for publication, the corresponding author will receive a link to an eligibility checker, where he/she will be asked to confirm the institutional affiliation.
Please be aware that this funding option is not available for Springer's subscription-based journals that offer an open access option (Springer Open Choice). These are covered by the Read & Publish model of Springer Nature (see below).
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay any publication fees for any Copernicus journals if they use the LaTex or MS WORD templates provided by the publisher. If an author does not use one of these templates, Copernicus will charge the difference to the aforementioned variant to the author.
In order to take advantage of this arrangement, please select ETH Zurich from the drop-down menu when submitting your manuscript in the section "Manuscript Registration".
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay Open Access fees for all Elsevier journals that are part of the national Read and Publish agreement (exceptions: Cell Press, Lancet and Society Journals). This regulation is valid for articles submitted from January 2020 on, if the corresponding author is an ETH member.
As soon as your article is accepted by an Elsevier Journal, Elsevier sends you an e-mail with a link (Workflow information). Please select ""Swiss federal institute of technology"" as "Corresponding Author's Affiliation" from the drop-down menu and select the "Gold Open Access" option on the next page if you want to publish your article Open Access. You can then decide whether you want to publish the article under a CC-BY 4.0 or a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay publication fees for any Frontiers journals.
In order to take advantage of this arrangement, please select ETH Zurich from the drop-down menu when submitting your manuscript in the section "Choose Payer".
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay any publication fees for any IGI Global journals. Please identify yourself as member of ETH Zurich when submitting your manuscript and choose the open access option in order to take advantage of this arrangement.
With IGI Global it is also possible to publish open access e-books. Please contact us via e-mail if you are interested in this option.
Members of ETH Zurich are eligible to publish Open Access for free in the Journal of Experimental Botany (Oxford University Press). This option is covered by the subscription of the library. Thus, there is no need to pay publication fees.
The editorial office of the Journal of Experimental Botany will automatically ask ETH Zurich members if they want to make use of the open access option before final acceptance of the article.
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay publication fees for any MDPI journals.
In order to take advantage of this arrangement, please select ETH Zurich from the institutional membership drop-down menu when submitting your manuscript through the MDPI submission system "Susy".
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay publication fees for any PLOS journals.
In order to take advantage of this arrangement, please select ETH Zurich from the drop-down menu when submitting your manuscript in the section "Direct Billing to Institutions and Funders".
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay any publication fees for any RSC journals (with exception of RSC Avdances, which is currently not covered).
In order to take advantage of this agreement, please register with your ETH e-mail address in the submission system.
SciPost is an open access publication portal, which is not financed by Article Publication Charges (APCs), but by memberships of universities and institutes. ETH Zurich is a member, so there are no costs for you as an author or reader when using SciPost. You can publish your research results in a total of 14 journals in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Submit your manuscript via the preprint server arXiv. The reviews are published via an open peer review process.
ETH Library supports the initiative SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) within the context of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries.
ETH Library enables authors at ETH Zurich to publish for free in currently ten Open Access Journals in Particle Physics.
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay Open Access fees for Springer Nature journals which are part of the national Read and Publish agreement (exceptions: Nature, Nature-Branded journals (e.g. "Nature Chemistry") and "ScientificAmerican"). This regulation applies to all publications for which the Corresponding Author(s) are members of ETH Zurich and which are approved after 30 June 2020.
As soon as your article has been accepted by a Springer Nature journal, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the "MyPublications" form. Please select "ETH Zurich" as affiliation. Now a green box should appear and the Open Access fee should be set to 0 EUR. Afterwards you have to agree to publish under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY 4.0 for most journals; some journals CC BY-NC 4.0 ). This completes the process for you. Please use your institutional e-mail address in the form. Details on the workflow can be found in this description. The types of articles allowed are Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, and Continuing Education.
Some journals do not use this standard workflow. To publish free Open Access within the scope of the agreement, you have to contact the journals directly in these cases. The journals are marked accordingly in the list.
Members of ETH Zurich do not pay any publication fees in any Wiley Open Access journals.
When submitting the manuscript via the online form for the specific Wiley Open Access journal choose ETH Zurich as institution from the drop-down menu.
Please be aware that this funding option is only available for pure open access journals. We do not fund open-access options in Wiley's subscription-based journals (OnlineOpen).
Discounts on Article Processing Charges
The following journals and publishers offer discounted open-access conditions for members of ETH Zurich.
Please bear in mind that you might need to explicitly indicate your entitlement to a reduction of the publication fee for these journals when submitting.
ETH Zurich members receive a discount of ten per cent on the regular article fee of USD 165.
Further information: Open-access arrangements for Acta Crystallographica Section E
Members of ETH Zurich pay USD 3,750 instead of USD 4,000 for the open-access option.
The rate for ACS members from ETH Zurich is reduced to USD 3,250.
Further information: ACS AuthorChoice
ETH Zurich members pay USD 1,300 instead of USD 1,700 for open-access option.
Further information: PNAS Open Access Option
ETH Zurich members pay USD 3,000 instead of USD 3,500 for the open-access option.
Further information: Portland Press Opt2Pay
ETH Zurich members receive a discount of 15 per cent on the regular article fee. This discount can be redeemed via the Apply Discounts window by typing "ETH Zurich" into the search field and selecting the institution from a the drop-down list in the Affiliation Discount section.
Further information: Science Advances Article processing charges