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Re: Publishing fee discounts tied to library subscriptions

Hello Joachim (and others),

I'm curious what the standard practice is to receive that 
discount. Does the author have to ask or does the publisher know 
to give the discount for any other from a certain institution's 
email domain (or if they ask for institution affiliation)?

I only ask because I have run into at least 2 cases where I 
reminded the author to ask for the institutional discount at a 
publisher which provided these discounts. It did not seem that 
the publisher automatically gave the discount.

Now, my experience is vastly limited (2 cases out of 6 total; 
yes, very small numbers) so I am just curious what various 
publishers do and if there is a way I can help my authors at my 



Greg Grossmeier
Copyright Specialist
University of Michigan Library

<quoting name="Joachim.Meier@ptb.de" date="2010-09-30" time="20:48:05 -0400">

> Dear Mrs. Bahnmaier,
> "Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) is a multidisciplinary,
> peer-reviewed and online-only journal designed to support the
> needs of this expanding community. JINST was created jointly by
> the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and IOP
> Publishing."
> Please see: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-0221/
> The subscription fee for JINST is 579 British Pounds. Authors
> from a subscribing institution may publish three open access
> (golden) articles a year in JINST without paying an additional
> fee. If authors from a subscribing institution published more
> than three article in JINST, the subscription fee will rise for
> the next year, and vice versa.
> I am happy with this model of golden open access publishing. The
> library manages the subscription and the authors are freed form
> arcticle processing charges and the associated bureaucracy. Not
> to mention the advantages for the publisher.
> Greetings
> Joachim Meier
> Dr.-Ing. Joachim E. Meier
> Head of Library
> Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) (http://www.ptb.de)
> Von: "Bahnmaier, Sara" <sarabahn@umich.edu>
> An: "liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu" <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
> Datum: 30.09.2010 00:29
> Betreff: Publishing fee discounts tied to library subscriptions
> Recently it came to my attention that Mary Ann Liebert Publishing
> offers a 50% discount on open option publishing fees to authors
> who are affiliated with an institution that subscribes to the
> Liebert Online full package. (Subscribing to the full package is
> called "Institutional Membership")
> See:
> http://www.liebertpub.com/Mcontent/files/OpenOptionForAuthors.pdf
> Does anyone else know of any publishers who reduce publishing
> fees to authors when their libraries have subscribed?
> Sara Bahnmaier
> Electronic Acquisitions & Licensing
> 320 Hatcher Library
> University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205