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 founding 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 can select the amount that they will pay on acceptance of their article. For each journal the selectable amount ranges between 0€ and the full prize given in the table below.

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 20181 Comments/remarks1
4open 1500 € Liberty APC
BSGF - Earth Sciences Bulletin 500 € The APC amount for SGF members is 300 €
BioMedicine No APC No APC Sponsored by China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
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
Emergent Scientist 1500 € 300 €  
EPJ Applied Metamaterials 1500 € Liberty APC  
EPJ Data Science     More information
EPJ N - Nuclear Science & Technologies 1500 € Liberty APC  
EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics 1500 € Liberty APC  
EPJ Photovoltaics 1500 € 300 €  
European Physical Journal - QT (The) - (EPJ QT) Quantum Technology     More information
European Physical Journal - TI (The) - (EPJ TI) Techniques and Instrumentation     More information
ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys No APC No APC Sponsored by conference organisers
Hydroécologie Appliquée No APC No APC Sponsored by EDF
International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering 1500 € 300 €  
International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 1500 € Liberty APC  
J3eA - Journal sur l'enseignement des sciences et technologie No APC No APC Sponsored by the Club EEA
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"
Journal of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery No APC No APC Sponsored by SFCO
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 1500 € 800 €  
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems No APC No APC Sponsored by ONEMA
Manufacturing Review 1500 € Liberty APC  
OCL - Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids No APC No APC Sponsored by Terres Inovia, Cirad, FNCG, Iterg, Terres Univia and SFEL
Oil & Gas Science and Technology No APC No APC Sponsored by IFPEN
Parasite 1500 € 900 €  
Regenerative Medecine Research 1500 € Liberty APC  
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 1500 € 500 €

Members of World Renewable Energy Network are eligible to receive a discount on APCs. The APC amount for these members is 50 € for an accepted article.

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Sicot-J 1500 € Liberty APC  
Surgery and Medical Technology 1500 € Liberty APC  
Sustainable Buildings 1500 € Liberty APC  

Updated on October 2017

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 20181 Comments/remarks
Annales de Limnologie 1500 €  
Aquatic Living Resources 1500 €  
Astronomy & Astrophysics Please see on the journal website More information
Biologie Aujourd'hui N/A  
Education thérapeutique du Patient  
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations N/A  
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis N/A  
ESAIM: Probability and Statistics N/A  
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (The) 1500 €  
European Physical Journal B   More information
European Physical Journal D   More information
European Physical Journal H   More information
European Physical Journal Plus (The) - (EPJ Plus)   More information
European Physical Journal Special Topics   More information
EPL   More information
Europhysics News (EPN) 1100 € Online version in free access
Histoire Epistémologie Langage (HEL) N/A  
Houille Blanche (La) N/A  
Matériaux & Techniques 1500 €  
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 1100 €  
Mechanics & Industry 1500 €  
Médecine/Sciences 1100 €  
Metallurgical Research & Technology 1500 €  
Movement & Sport Sciences N/A  
Nature Sciences Société N/A  
Orthodontie Française (L’) N/A  
Pédagogie Médicale N/A  
Perspective Psy N/A  
Psycologie Clinique N/A  
Radioprotection 1500 €  
RAIRO - Operations Research N/A  
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 1500 €  
Reflets de la physique N/A  
Revue d'Orthopédie Dento-Faciale (RODF) N/A  
Revue Française de Géotechnique (RFG) N/A  

Updated on October 2017

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 2018, 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.


Accord national open access en France

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.