Open Access charges for journals

As a learned society publisher, EDP Sciences supports open access and the dissemination of science. It is our willingness to transition our entire portfolio of journals into full open access journals in the coming years.

As of January 2019, a number of our journals are either full open access, or included in transformative agreements with institutions and consortia supporting us in our transition to full open access, see current list below. EDP Sciences are actively engaged in integrating additional journals and institutions in existing transformative agreements, and negotiating further agreements.

In the course of this process, we are working on eliminating "double-dipping" (charging subscribers for open access content paid for by authors, their funders, or covered by open access agreements).

Transformative Agreements

If you are a corresponding author from an institution or consortium with which EDP Sciences has a transformative agreement, and your journal is included in the agreement, you are eligible to publish your article in open access free of charge, whether the journal is fully open access or not. You should receive a voucher accordingly at the time of acceptance of your article. If you have not received your voucher, please contact the production office of your journal.

As of January 2019, EDP Sciences is involved in transformative agreements with the following institutions and consortia. Please check the websites below to confirm whether your institution and journal are covered by a transformative agreement.

Open Access fees

The open access fee (also known as APC, Article Processing Charge) covers the costs involved in the open access publication, such as editorial handling, copyediting, data management, proofs, administrative overheads and technologies in order to make your article findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. See table below for the 2019 price list per journal.

  • Full Open Access journals

    If you are a corresponding author not affiliated with participating institutions and consortia, you, or your institution or funding body (Research Councils UK, Wellcome Trust and so on), need to pay an open access fee to publish in full open access journals.

  • Open Access Options (OAO)

    EDP Sciences proposes an open access option to publish in many journals that are not full open access. Authors may be required, or may choose to make their paper freely available to all readers as soon as their article is published online, in exchange for a fee which covers the cost of open access publication. You do not have to indicate your choice until your article is accepted.

  • Liberty APC

    Liberty APC is a “pay what you want” model for the publication of accepted articles. It concerns a selection of journals listed in the Table below. This model allows each author to fix his/her own level of open access charges according to the funding available for his/her research and publications and other financial circumstances. You do not have to indicate your choice until your article is accepted.

Waivers: Research4Life programme

EDP Sciences is an active member of the Research4Life programme. We provide a waiver to authors based in countries included in Group A of the Research4Life programme. If you are a corresponding author affiliated with an institution from this list of countries, you can publish in fully open access journals published by EDP Sciences free of charge. Please contact the production office of your journal if you are eligible for a waiver under the Research4Life programme.

Disclaimer

Exceptions to the above may apply for certain journals. In case of discrepancy, the Article Publication Charge page for your journal shall prevail.

Journal Full Open Access Open Access option DOAJ indexed Transformative agreements Publisher's List Price1 Special rate for 20191 Institutions benefitting from free Open Access
4open 1 500€ Liberty APC
Annales de Limnologie 1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Aquatic Living Resources     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Astronomy & Astrophysics     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Max Planck Society
Biologie Aujourd'hui       1 500€ N/A  
BioMedicine       No APC No APC Sponsored by China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
BSGF - Earth Sciences Bulletin       500€ 500€ The APC amount for SGF members is 300 €
Cahiers Agricultures       Liberty APC Liberty APC Sponsored by Cirad
Ciência e Técnica Vitivinícola (Journal of Viticulture and Enology)       No APC No APC Sponsored by “Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. / Ex-Estação Vitivinícola Nacional”
Education thérapeutique du Patient       1 500€ N/A  
Emergent Scientist       1 500€ 300€  
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations       1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis       1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
ESAIM: Probability and Statistics       1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys     No APC No APC Sponsored by conference organisers
EPJ Applied Metamaterials   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions
EPJ Data Science     More information   Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
EPJ N - Nuclear Science & Technologies   1 500€ Liberty APC* List of French institutions
* with a minimum amount of 200 EUR/250 USD for submissions after 31/12/2018
EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions
EPJ Photovoltaics   1 500€ 300€ List of French institutions
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (The)     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
European Physical Journal B       More information   Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
European Physical Journal D       More information   Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
European Physical Journal H       More information   Copublished by EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
European Physical Journal Special Topics       More information   Copublished by EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
European Physical Journal - TI (The) - (EPJ TI) Techniques and Instrumentation         Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature
EPL       More information   Co-published by EDP Sciences, IOP Publishing and Società Italiana di Fisica
Europhysics News (EPN)     1 100€ 1 100€ Online version in free access
List of French institutions
Histoire Epistémologie Langage (HEL)         N/A N/A  
Houille Blanche (La)         N/A N/A  
Hydroécologie Appliquée       No APC No APC Sponsored by EDF
International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering   1 500€ 300€ List of French institutions
International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions
J3eA - Journal sur l'enseignement des sciences et technologie       No APC No APC Sponsored by the Club EEA
Journal of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery       No APC No APC Sponsored by SFCO
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate   1 500€ 900€ List of French institutions
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems     No APC No APC Sponsored by ONEMA
Manufacturing Review   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions
Matériaux & Techniques     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena     1 100€ 1 100€ List of French institutions
Mechanics & Industry     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Médecine/Sciences     1 100€ 1 100€ List of French institutions
Metallurgical Research & Technology     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Movement & Sport Sciences         N/A N/A  
Nature Sciences Société         N/A N/A  
OCL - Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids     No APC No APC Sponsored by Terres Inovia, FNCG, Iterg, Terres Univia and SFEL
Oil & Gas Science and Technology     No APC No APC Sponsored by IFPEN
Orthodontie Française (L’)         1 500€ N/A  
Parasite   1 500€ 900€ List of French institutions
Pédagogie Médicale         1 500€ N/A  
Perspective Psy         N/A N/A  
Psychologie Clinique         N/A N/A  
Radioprotection       1 500€ 1 500€  
RAIRO - Operations Research       N/A N/A List of French institutions
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications     1 500€ 1 500€ List of French institutions
Reflets de la physique         N/A N/A  
Regenerative Medicine Research   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability   1 500€ Liberty APC  
Revue Française de Géotechnique (RFG)         N/A N/A  
Sicot-J   1 500€ Liberty APC* List of French institutions
* with a minimum amount of 200 EUR/250 USD for submissions after 31/12/2018
Sustainable Buildings   1 500€ Liberty APC List of French institutions

1: Prices in € without VAT

Publication Charges for Books

EDP Sciences publishes books in Open Access on EDP Open.

Publishing your book in Open Access means that it will be accessible to all at no cost, therefore EDP Sciences charges authors/institutions to cover the cost of production. The actual cost will vary based on the material provided by the authors; this could be a PDF or a manuscript that needs editorial work (copyediting, layout, cover, conversion to an ePub format). The online cost includes hosting and indexation of the book.

Benefits of publishing your book in Open Access with EDP Sciences:

If you are an author or institution interested in publishing your book with EDP Sciences, contact us now.

Publication Charges for Conferences

Conferences proceedings are published in open access and there are no article processing charges for the authors. The costs of EDP Sciences conference publishing services are the responsibility of the organizers of the event.

If you are a conference organizer interested in publishing your proceedings with EDP Sciences, please contact Web of Conferences in order to request a quote.