Support for Authors

Please consult the listing of OA publishers below to find out whether Stanford has a membership, and/or APF (Article Processing Fee) discount.


- Yes

Stanford Authors receive a 50% discount on Open Access APCs for these three journals from Bioscientifica. This does not include any other fees, such as for supplementary data or for color illustrations in the print version of the journal. Click on the journal title below to see the explanation of charges.

European Journal of Endocrinology

Journal of Endocrinology


During the submission process, you will be required to state whether you wish to publish your article as Open Access, and if so, confirm whether Stanford subscribes to the journal. You must tick ‘yes’ to this question. Once the manuscript is submitted, the publisher will manually check and confirm with you directly. They will then send you a discount code on acceptance, which you can use during the payment stage.

(Discount only applies to articles published as OA in the above 3 titles and not in the Bioscientifica's journals published entirely as OA).


- Yes

A 15% discount on APC's is available to Stanford authors.

From January 2006 to the present, Lane Library has been a BioMed Central Supporter Member, entitling all Stanford authors to a 15% discount on APC's, Article Processing Charges, for articles selected for publication in journals published by BioMed Central.

BioMed Central Information for Authors

BMJ Open Access Programme

- No

We do not have a BMJ Open Access membership or membership code.

BMJ Case Reports Fellowship Programme

- No

This is not an Open Access Program. Stanford does not have a BMJ fellowship.

Cerebral Cortex (Oxford University Press)

- No


- Free membership required

Publishing in this medical journal is free and all articles are open access.

Dove Medical Press

- No

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

- No


- No

Lane is not an institutional member of Hindawi Publishing Corporation, an open access journal publisher.

JMIR (Journal of medical Internet Research)

- No

Lane does not have an institutional membership to exempt Stanford authors from paying the APF (Article Processing Fee) to publish in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.


- No

LAAP membership

- No

Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP) members receive a 25% discount on Open Access article processing charges (APC) for research published in any Liebert hybrid open access journal. Note that this discount does not apply to the fully OA journals published by Liebert.

NAR, Nucleic Acids Research

- Yes

Stanford is a member of NAR. Stanford authors receive a 50% discount on author charges when publishing in Nucleic Acids Research.

If you do not have funding for the Open Access Publication Charge, you can fill out and submit the Waiver Application Form 2009

NAR's Open Access Initiative

Nature Publishing Group

- No


- Yes

From Feb 2014 Lane Library has been sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Stanford authors who publish in PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal.

When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Stanford authors will be paid automatically by Lane. Lane has designated a limited fund for this pilot which may be renewed when the funds run low.

  • established as a benefit for Stanford authors whose papers have been accepted for publication
  • benefits authors who are currently at Stanford at the point that the article has been accepted and the author is "paying"
  • Stanford authors who became PeerJ members while here, take that membership with them if they leave
  • authors must submit a review at least once a year to maintain a paid membership


- Yes

Stanford authors receive a discounted open access fee of $1,000, compared to $1,350, to publish open because Stanford has a site license.

Royal Society of Chemistry

- No

RSC discontinued its free voucher program to subscribing organizations, effective January 1, 2017. This program, pre-2017 was limited to Chemistry faculty, roughly 1 OA voucher per lab.

Science Advances (AAAS)

- Yes

Stanford's total APC discount is $900. Inquire again if we get questions about submissions to this title.

Wiley Open Access

- No

Institutions prepay any amount into a deposit account to cover the full APC ($1,500-5,200 per article) for their authors.

World Journal of Gastroenterology

- No

How Do I Find the Impact Information for Journals?

Search the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to find the impact factor of a specific journal title.

Stanford currently subscribes to both the Science Edition and the Social Sciences Edition.

The Thomson/ISI documentation states that the Journal Citation Reports are generally available in the summer following the end of the year.

The analysis is based on each journal's publication date. It can take several months after the end of the year to receive and index all issues dated for that year. So, for example, in late April 2012, the latest results are for 2010.

Assess the Impact of Your Published Research

Instant analysis of citation statistics can be obtained via ISI's Citation Reports (available through ISI's Web of Science), or Science Citation Index Expanded.

Tables of citation information for an individual or institution can be generated and exported quickly, listing data such as:

  • total number of citations
  • average citations per item and year
  • citation half-life
  • number of papers

Graphical summaries that display paper publication and citation trends can also be produced. The Analyze Tool provides easy access to all citing items, along with the ability to remove self-citations and further examine the information. There is also a breakdown of the citation history for each record which can be exported for further analysis.

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