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).

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

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 2021 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. A minimum charge may apply for some journals. You do not have to indicate your choice until your article is accepted.

APCs Price List

Article Publication Charges (APCs)

Journal Full Open Access Subscribe-to-Open
(S2O)
Open Access option DOAJ indexed APC for 20211 Transformative agreements Sponsorships and special rates1
4open     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  
Acta Acustica     Regular articles: 900€
Short communications: 450€
Participating CNRS institutions Special rates for EAA members
Annales de Limnologie       1 500€ Participating French institutions  
Aquatic Living Resources       1 500€ Participating French institutions  
Astronomy & Astrophysics       3000€ Participating French institutions
Max Planck Society
The APC for corresponding authors of A&A sponsor countries
is 1500 €
Biologie Aujourd'hui         N/A    
BSGF - Earth Sciences Bulletin     500€   The APC for SGF members is 300 €
Cahiers Agricultures     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
  Sponsored by Cirad
Ciência e Técnica Vitivinícola (Journal of Viticulture and Enology)       No APC   Sponsored by “Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. / Ex-Estação Vitivinícola Nacional”
Education thérapeutique du Patient         N/A    
Emergent Scientist     300€ Participating French institutions Publication fees are not required for the International Physicists’ Tournament
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
ESAIM: Probability and Statistics       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys     No APC   Sponsored by conference organisers
EPJ Applied Metamaterials     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  
EPJ Data Science     Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
EPJ N - Nuclear Science & Technologies     300€ Participating French institutions  
EPJ Photovoltaics     300€ Participating French institutions  
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (The)       1 500€ Participating French institutions  
European Physical Journal B    
  Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
European Physical Journal D       Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
European Physical Journal E       Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
European Physical Journal H       Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
European Physical Journal Special Topics       Managed by Springer Nature Managed by Springer Nature  
EPL       Managed by IOPP Managed by IOPP  
Europhysics News (EPN)       1 100€ Participating French institutions  
Hydroécologie Appliquée       No APC   Sponsored by EDF
International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering     300€ Participating French institutions  
International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  
J3eA - Journal sur l'enseignement des sciences et technologie/s de l'information et des systèmes       No APC   Sponsored by the Club EEA
Journal of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery     No APC   Sponsored by SFCO
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate     1100€ Participating French institutions  
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems     No APC   Sponsored by Agence française pour la biodiversité
Manufacturing Review     Liberty APC
(200-900€)
Participating French institutions  
Matériaux & Techniques       1 500€ Participating French institutions  
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
Mechanics & Industry     1 100€ Participating French institutions Sponsored by AFM for 10 articles
Médecine/Sciences       1 100€ Participating French institutions  
Metallurgical Research & Technology       1 500€ Participating French institutions  
Movement & Sport Sciences         N/A    
Natures Sciences Sociétés     No APC   Sponsored by AgroParisTech, CIRAD, CNRS (INEE et INSHS), IRD and INRAE
OCL - Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids     No APC   Sponsored by Terres Inovia, FNCG, Iterg, Terres Univia and SFEL
Oil & Gas Science and Technology     No APC   Sponsored by IFPEN
Parasite     900€ Participating French institutions  
Pédagogie Médicale         N/A    
Perspective Psy         N/A    
Psychologie Clinique         N/A    
Radioprotection       1 500€    
RAIRO - Operations Research       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications       More information
on S2O
Participating French institutions  
Reflets de la physique         N/A    
Regenerative Medicine Research     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  
Revue Française de Géotechnique (RFG)         N/A    
Sicot-J     500€ / 590$ Participating French institutions The APC for SICOT members is 350€
Sustainable Buildings     Liberty APC
(0-900€)
Participating French institutions  

1: Prices in € without VAT. In E.U. countries, 20% VAT should be added, or VAT identification number provided.

Waivers and Discounts

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.

CAS institutes

EDP Sciences has signed an APC agreement with the NSLC (National Science Library CAS) the research library service system for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Under this agreement if you are a corresponding author affiliated with one of the eligible CAS institutes, you can publish in fully open access or hybrid journals published by EDP Sciences at a 20 percent discounted APC price. Please contact the production office of your journal.

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

EDP Sciences has signed with the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) a German National APC agreement. If you are a corresponding author affiliated with German academic institutions including universities and research institutions, you can publish in fully open access or hybrid journals published by EDP Sciences at a 20 percent discounted APC price. Please contact the production office of your journal.

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.

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.

Subscribe-to-Open (S2O)

Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) is one of the transformative models that aims to move subscription journals to open access. S2O does this by maintaining the existing customer and subscriber relationships that know and value the contents of a journal with little effort and no additional costs. These institutions are asked to subscribe as usual, and, as long as EDP Sciences receives the expected subscription income, then the current year's content will be made available to all in full open access. See the table above for the list of journals published under a Subscribe-to-Open model. More information on Subscribe-to-Open is available here.

Submission Fees

EDP Sciences does not charge submission fees for the publication in its journals.

Typical Breakdown of Costs

The cost of electronic publication of a paper at EDPS is between 1200€ and 1500€. The typical breakdown of publication costs for a journal is presented below. Please note that variations to this cost structure may depend on: the size of the journal (number of pages published), the business model (open access, subscription…), the editorial system used, the nature of services provided for the journal (including 3rd party services such as ORCID, Publons, iThenticate, COPE, etc), and so on.

There are a lot of things that publishers do to add value beyond managing peer review and some basic copy editing and formatting! See for example https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/02/06/focusing-value-102-things-journal-publishers-2018-update/

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.