We are delighted to announce that the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) has established an open access publishing agreement with Frontiers.
CSIC supports corresponding authors affiliated with its centres and institutes in publishing open access research articles.
As part of this support CSIC has formed an agreement with Frontiers for an institutional pre-payment account, which covers 25% of article processing charges (APCs) for accepted articles by eligible authors in any Frontiers journal, starting from 1 January 2018. Under the terms of this agreement eligible authors will also benefit from a 5% discount on APCs.
The 5% discount is applied to the net APC, i.e. the APC, which would otherwise be payable after deduction of any other discounts (e.g., editorial-board-membership and Research Topic contribution discounts).
A prerequisite for this financial support is an approved application for it. CSIC-affiliated researchers can apply by filling in and sending to CSIC the application form, which can be found here. Authors are asked to send this application before submitting their paper or at the latest at the time of submission. Authors are also asked to add information on whether they have applied via this form already in the ‘Your Reference’ field beneath the payer information drop-down menu, which appears in the later stages of the article submission process. If there is no approved application for this financial support, CSIC will decline to cover the 25% of the APC and the 5% additional discount based on this agreement wouldn’t be applied either.
For more information about this agreement, on whether you are eligible for this financial support and on CSIC´s open access policy, guidelines and funding requirements, please visit CSIC’s webpage on institutional agreements, CSIC’s webpage on open access or contact Ms Mercedes Baquero at firstname.lastname@example.org.