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Funded article processing charges (APCs)

We work closely with libraries and national consortia to support their goals and requirements for open access research output. A number of organisations have established partnerships with us to cover the cost of an agreed number of gold open access articles from their regions.

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Are you eligible for a prepaid APC voucher?

As an author, if you are affiliated with one of our partner organisations you may be eligible for a prepaid APC voucher.

We are committed to making open access accessible and inclusive to all, and support the publication of research from low-income countries. This is why we invest in a waiver programme that allows authors from these countries to publish their work in our fully open access titles either without charge or with a 50% discount.

To assess your eligibility please see our list of current agreements. View our APC waiver policy for further details.

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Where can I use my APC voucher?

These vouchers can be used to cover the costs of publishing your article gold open access via the following channels:

  • Fully open access journals
  • Hybrid open access journals
  • Emerald Open Research

Download our PDF to find out how to publish your article with a pre-paid APC

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If you have any questions about APC vouchers including your eligibility, please get in touch.

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Visit our open research FAQs, where we have answered some frequently asked questions about open research.

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