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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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Our APC partnerships

Andalusia Consortium, Spain (CBUA)

We have partnered with the Andalusian Consortium (CBUA) in Spain to provide participating Universities in Andalusia with an agreed number of discounted APCs.

Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Andalusian University, are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance.

To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by your institutional email address.

  • Universidad de Almeria
  • Universidad de Cadiz
  • Universidad de Cordoba
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad de Huelva
  • Universidad de Jaen
  • Universidad de Malaga
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Austria (KEMO)

We have partnered with the Austrian National Consortium (KEMÖ) to provide participating Universities and higher education institutions in Austria with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Austrian institution, are eligible. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vouchers can be used for publishing in our hybrid and fully open access journals, and on our Emerald Open Research platform.

To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

  • Universität Wien
  • WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Universität Innsbruck (= Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol)
  • Universität Salzburg
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  • Technische Universität Graz
  • Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (formerly Donau-Universität Krems)
  • Universität Klagenfurt
  • Montanuniversität Leoben
  • FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH [Oberösterreich (2) FH OOE]
  • FH JOANNEUM GmbH [FHJ]
  • Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt GmbH [Niederösterreich (4) FHWN]
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck [Tirol (3) MCI]
  • Fachhochschule des BFI Wien GmbH [Wien (6) FHBFI]
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH [Burgenland (1)]
  • FHW Fachhochschul- Studiengänge Betriebs- und Forschungseinrichtungen der Wiener Wirtschaft GmbH
  • FH Campus 02 der Wirtschaft GmbH [Steiermark (2) FH CO2]
  • Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH [FHKT]
  • IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH [FHKREMS]
  • VBK-Verbundzentrale (Wien) - Verbund für Bildung und Kultur
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Wien (PH Wien)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Niederösterreich -(PH Niederösterreich, Baden)
  • Landesschulrat für Niederösterreich - LSR NOE (St. Pölten)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich - (PH Oberösterreich, Linz)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - (PH Salzburg, Salzburg)
  • Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung - (BIFEB, Strobl / St. Wolfgang)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol - (PH Tirol, Innsbruck)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Kärnten - (PH Kärnten, Klagenfurt)
  • Landessschulrat Kärnten - (LSR Kärnten, Klagenfurt)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark - (PH Steiermark, Graz)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg - (PH Vorarlberg, Feldkirch)

Catalonia Consortium (CSUC)

We have partnered with the Catalonian Consortium (CSUC) in Spain to provide participating Universities in Catalonia with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Catalonian University, are eligible. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vouchers can be used for publishing in our hybrid and fully open access journals.

To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

The following institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher. Evidence for the author being based at the listed institution will be inferred from their official institutional email address.

Note: One (1) gratis APC voucher is allocated for each of these institutions.

  • Biblioteca de Catalunya
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Universitat de Lleida
  • Universitat Jaume I
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Universitat Rovira I Virgili

Finland (FinELib consortium)

We have partnered with the FinELib consortium to provide participating higher education and research institutions in Finland with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Finnish institution, are eligible. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vouchers can be used for publishing in our hybrid and fully open access journals.

To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. 

The following Finnish institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher.

  • Aalto University
  • Abo Akademi University
  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences
  • European Chemicals Agency ECHA
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science
  • HAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanken School of Economics with Alumni Office
  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences
  • Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland
  • Novia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences
  • Police University College of Finland
  • Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Turku University
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyvaskyla
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Tampere
  • University of Vaasa
  • VAMK University Of Applied Sciences
  • VTT Information Services

Greece (HEAL LINK)

We have partnered with the Greek National Consortium (HEAL LINK) to provide participating Universities in Greece with discounted APCs. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Greek University, are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance.

To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by your institutional email address.

  • Academy of Athens
  • Aegean University
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Aquaculture Centre of Acheloos (ICHTHICA)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Athena - Research and Innovation Center
  • Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Athens University of Economics & Business
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)
  • Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH)
  • Foundation for Research & Technology (FORTH)
  • General Secretariat of Research & Technology (GRST)
  • Harokopio University
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
  • Hellenic Open University
  • Hellenic Parliament Library
  • Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI)
  • Institute of Educational Policy (IEP)
  • International Hellenic University
  • Ionion University
  • National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF)
  • National Centre for Scientific Research (DEMOKRITOS)- Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC)
  • National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) -National Documentation Centre  (NDC)
  • National Library of Greece
  • National Observatory of Athens
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Panteion University
  • School of Pedagogical & Technical Education (A.S.P.E.T.E)
  • Technical University of Crete
  • TEI of Athens
  • TEI of Central Macedonia
  • TEI of Crete
  • TEI of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
  • TEI of Epirus
  • TEI of Ionian Islands
  • TEI of Peloponnese
  • TEI of Piraeus
  • TEI of Sterea Hellas
  • TEI of Thessaloniki
  • TEI of Thessaly
  • TEI of West Greece
  • TEI of Western Macedonia (or TEI of Kozani)
  • University of Athens
  • University of Crete
  • University of Ioannina
  • University of Macedonia
  • University of Patras
  • University of Peloponnisos
  • University of Piraeus
  • University of Thessaly
  • University of Thrace
  • University of Western Macedonia

Israel (MALMAD)

We have partnered with the National Israeli Consortium (MALMAD) to provide participating Universities in Israel with discounted APCs. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating University in Israel, are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance.

To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by your institutional email address.

  • Ben-Gurion University
  • Bar-IIan University
  • Haifa University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ort Braude

The Netherlands (SURF)

We have partnered with the Netherlands National Consortium (SURF) to provide participating Universities in the Netherlands with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Dutch University, are eligible. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vouchers can be used for publishing in our hybrid and fully open access journals, and on our Emerald Open Research platform

To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

The following Dutch institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher. Evidence for the author being based at the listed institution will be inferred from their official institutional email address.

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Open Universiteit Nederland
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit Maastricht
  • Universiteit van Tilburg
  • Universiteit Twente
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Wageningen Universiteit

Norway Consortium (CERES)

We have partnered with the Norwegian National Consortium (CERES) to provide participating Universities in Norway with discounted APCs. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating University in Norway, are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance.

To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by your institutional email address.

Member

  • Høyskolen Kristiania - Ernst G Mortensens Stiftelse
  • Handelshøyskolen BI
  • Nasjonalbiblioteket
  • Nofima
  • Nord Universitet
  • Norges Handelshøyskole
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • OsloMet - Storbyuniversitetet (tidligere HIOA)
  • UiO : Universitetsbiblioteket
  • UiT - Norges arktiske universitet
  • Universitetet i Agder
  • Universitetet I Stavanger
  • Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge
  • Departementenes Sikkerhets- Og Serviceorganisasjon

Member (EN)

  • Kristiania University College
  • Norwegian Business School
  • National Library of Norway
  • Nofima the food research institute
  • Nord University
  • Norwegian School Of Economics
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University (previously HIOA)
  • University Of Oslo Library
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Agder
  • University Of Stavanger
  • University Of South-Eastern Norway
  • Norwegian Government Security And Service Organisation

Portugal (B-ON)

We have partnered with the Portuguese National Consortium (B-ON) to provide participating Portuguese Universities with a discount on APCs. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Portuguese University, are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance.

To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by your institutional email address.

  • Catolica Porto
  • Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril
  • Universidade Aberta
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • Universidade do Minho
  • Universidade do Porto
  • Universidade de Lisboa
  • ISCTE

Slovenia (COSEC)

We have partnered with the COSEC consortium to provide participating institutions in Slovenia with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles, where the corresponding author is based at a participating Slovenian institution, are eligible. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vouchers can be used for publishing in our hybrid and fully open access journals, and on our Emerald Open Research platform.

To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

  • Narodna in Univerzitetna Knjiznica
  • Univerza Na Primorskem 
  • Univerza v Mariboru
  • Institute for Economic Research
  • Institut of Oncology Ljubljana
  • University of Ljubljana (+ Central Technological Library - @ctk)
  • Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM)
  • DOBA
  • GEA

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