Publication Charges for Open Access Journals

EDP Sciences supports Open Access (OA) and the acceleration of science and as such publishes a range of Open Access and hybrid journals. To cover the costs involved in the publication of a journal article, journals charge a publication fee. This is paid either by the author or through grants from their institution or other funding bodies.

For some journals EDP Sciences uses the Liberty APC model whereby authors can choose their own fair price to publish an article in Open Access (OA). This allows authors who have a requirement to publish in a relevant OA journal the ability to publish regardless of their level of funding. For journals using the Liberty APC model, authors select the amount that they will pay on acceptance of their article.

Please note that APCs are not considered as submission fees.

To find out more about EDP Science’s Liberty APC model, please click here.

Sources of funding for open access charges

There is an increasing number of institutions and organisations who provide funding to enable researchers to publish their articles in Open Access journals with publishers such as EDP Sciences. Examples of funding bodies include:

  • Research Councils UK: RCUK Policy on Open Access
    In order to help the implementation of the policy, the Research Councils introduced (from April 2013) a new funding mechanism - a block grant to universities and eligible research organisations to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs).
  • Wellcome Trust Open Access Funding
    Wellcome Trust funded authors can access funds to cover open access publishing costs for research papers
  • MIT Open Access Publishing Fund
    Many institutions support their researchers by paying the open access fees as part of a membership model. Other institutions and/or societies support their researchers/members by covering fully or partially the publication charges. Several journals published in the EDP Open platform are sponsored in this way.

Charges for gold Open Access journals

  Journal Full Price1 Price for 20171 Comments/remarks
1 Cahiers Agricultures 1100 € Liberty APC Sponsored by Cirad
2 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
3 EPJ Applied Metamaterials 1100 € Liberty APC  
4 EPJ Data Science     More information
5 EPJ N - Nuclear Science & Technologies 1100 € Liberty APC  
6 EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics 1100 € Liberty APC  
7 EPJ Photovoltaics 1100 € 300 €  
8 European Physical Journal - QT (The) - (EPJ QT) Quantum Technology     More information
9 European Physical Journal - TI (The) - (EPJ TI) Techniques and Instrumentation     More information
10 ESAIM: Proceedings No APC No APC Sponsored by conference organisers
11 Hydroécologie Appliquée No APC No APC Sponsored by EDF
12 International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering 1100 € 300 €  
13 International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 1100 € Liberty APC  
14 J3eA - Journal sur l'enseignement des sciences et technologie No APC No APC Sponsored by the Club EEA
15 Journal of Dentofacial Anomalies and Orthodontics (JDAO) No APC No APC Translation of Revue d’Orthopédie Dento-faciale belonging to "Association de la Revue d’Orthopédie Dento-faciale"
16 Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 1100 € 800 €  
17 Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems No APC No APC Sponsored by ONEMA
18 Manufacturing Review 1100 € Liberty APC  
19 Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale No APC No APC Sponsored by SFCO
20 OCL - Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids No APC No APC Sponsored by Terres Inovia, Cirad, FNCG, Iterg, Terres Univia and SFEL
21 Oil & Gas Science and Technology No APC No APC Sponsored by IFPEN
22 Parasite 1100 € 900 €  
23 Regenerative Medecine Research 1100 € Liberty APC  
24 Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 1100 € 500 €  
25 Sicot-J 1100 € Liberty APC  
26 Surgery and Medical Technology 1100 € Liberty APC  
27 Sustainable Buildings 1100 € Liberty APC  

Updated on December 2016

1: Prices in € without VAT

Charges and discounts for hybrid Open Access journals

EDP Sciences encourages and supports the publication of open access papers. With this respect, we offer an Open Access Option (OAO). It provides an option for authors to make their papers freely available to all interested readers (subscribers or non-subscribers) as soon as their article is published online, in exchange for payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC). By choosing this option, the author grants EDP Sciences a license to publish his/her article and identifies EDP Sciences as the original publisher. It gives any third party the right to use, reproduce and distribute the article, provided the original work is properly cited (cf. Creative Commons license).

  Journal Price for 20171 Comments/remarks
1 Annales de Limnologie 1100 €  
2 Aquatic Living Resources 1100 €  
3 Astronomy & Astrophysics 700 €  
4 Biologie Aujourd'hui N/A  
5 Education thérapeutique du Patient  
6 ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations 1100 €  
7 ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 1100 €  
8 ESAIM: Probability and Statistics 1100 €  
9 European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (The) 1100 €  
10 European Physical Journal B   More information
11 European Physical Journal D   More information
12 European Physical Journal H   More information
13 European Physical Journal Plus (The) - (EPJ Plus)   More information
14 European Physical Journal Special Topics   More information
15 EPL   More information
16 Europhysics News (EPN) 0 € Online version in free access
17 Histoire Epistémologie Langage (HEL) N/A  
18 Houille Blanche (La) N/A  
19 Matériaux & Techniques 1100 €  
20 Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 1100 €  
21 Mechanics & Industry 1100 €  
22 Médecine/Sciences N/A  
23 Metallurgical Research & Technology 1100 €  
24 Movement & Sport Sciences 1100 €  
25 Nature Sciences Société N/A  
26 Orthodontie Française (L’) N/A  
27 Pédagogie Médicale N/A  
28 Perspective Psy N/A  
29 Psycologie Clinique N/A  
30 Radioprotection 1100 €  
31 RAIRO - Operations Research 1100 €  
32 RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 1100 €  
33 Reflets de la physique N/A  
34 Revue d'Orthopédie Dento-Faciale (RODF) N/A  
35 Revue Française de Géotechnique (RFG) N/A  

Updated on November 2016

1: Prices in € without VAT

EDP Sciences position regarding double dipping

EDP Sciences policy is not to charge subscribers for open access content (“double dipping”) and, when calculating subscription prices, only take into account content published under the subscription model. For this purpose, in 2017, EDP Sciences introduces price reductions for subscription journals: If 5% or more of the articles published in one of our subscription journals are open access articles, the subscription price for this journal will be proportionally reduced. The reduction applies to the following year in accordance with the number of issues and required expenditure for the previous volume.


EDP Sciences provides a waiver to authors based in any of the following countries, which were classified by the World Bank as Low-income economies or Lower-middle-income economies as of September 2014, and which have a 2013 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars (reference - World Bank 1st September 2014). List of countries.

For specific journals, the waiver policies are not applied.

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.