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Open Access Support: Publisher Discounts

Open access support options available for USU researchers.

Institutional Discounts

USU Libraries has secured discounts with publishers as part of membership agreements to reduce the costs of open access publishing. These deals provide USU authors with discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs). Through these discounts, USU researchers can make their work freely accessible to a worldwide audience, increasing the spread of knowledge and supporting the goals of the University.


USU Libraries has a membership in MDPI's institutional Open Access program, which offers a 10% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for our affiliated corresponding authors.  

Click here to see a list of journals.


  • Must be corresponding author
  • Must use email address
  • Must list Utah State University as your affiliation

Royal Society

Authors affiliated with USU receive a 25% discount on the article processing charge for publishing in any Royal Society journal. Authors who select an Open Access option at the time of submission will be directed to a list of member institutions to identify their affiliation.

Click here to see a list of journals from this publisher.


  • Must be corresponding author
  • Must select Open Access at the time of submission

Current Membership Ends:

December 31, 2023