Open Access Publishing in Frontiers' Journals

The FinELib’s agreement with Frontiers allows participating institutions to benefit from a discount of 10 % on Frontiers’ publication fees (Article Processing Charges, APCs).

The discount applies to APCs paid by participating institutions (i.e. it doesn’t apply to APCs paid individually by authors). All articles will be published under the CC BY licence.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions

  • You are the corresponding author of the article

  • Your article is peer-reviewed (Frontiers categories A, B, C)

  • Your article has been submitted or accepted for publication during 1.4.2022–31.12.2024 (agreement period may vary from organization to organization)

  • The journal you are publishing in is included in the agreement.
    List of eligible titles (xls)

  • The APC for your article is paid by your organization (e.g. library, department). Please note that requirements and eligibility for APC funding differ from institution to institution.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email your local library.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Frontiers will identify your eligibility:

  • Based on your invoice selection (Choose Payer → Click "Frontiers institutional members" → Start typing the name of your organization and select the correct one from the list.)

  • Based on your affiliation details (corresponding author's first affiliation)

  • Based on your email domain (official domain of your institution)

If one or more of these criteria can be matched, a funding request will be forwarded to your institution for approval.

Please note that if your funding request is not approved, Frontiers will invoice the corresponding author and no discount will be applied.