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.

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 2020 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.

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 reseach 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.

Submission fees

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

Disclaimer

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

Article Publication Charges (APCs)

Journal Full Open Access Open Access option DOAJ indexed Transformative agreements Publisher's List Price1 APC for 20201 Sponsorships and special rates
4open       1 500€ Liberty APC  
Acta Acustica       Regular articles: 900€
Short communications: 450€
Regular articles: 900€
Short communications: 450€
Special rates for EAA members
Annales de Limnologie    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
Aquatic Living Resources    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
Astronomy & Astrophysics    
Participating French institutions
Max Planck Society
1 500€ 1 500€  
Biologie Aujourd'hui       1 500€ N/A  
BSGF - Earth Sciences Bulletin       500€ 500€ The APC 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€ Publication fees are not required for the International Physicists’ Tournament
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations      
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis      
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
ESAIM: Probability and Statistics      
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys     No APC No APC Sponsored by conference organisers
EPJ Applied Metamaterials  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  
EPJ Data Science     Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature    
EPJ N - Nuclear Science & Technologies  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC with a minimum amount of 200 EUR/250 USD for submissions after 31/12/2018  
EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  
EPJ Photovoltaics  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 300€  
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (The)    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
European Physical Journal B       Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature    
European Physical Journal D       Copublished by the Italian Physical Society, EDP Sciences and Springer Nature    
European Physical Journal H       Copublished by EDP Sciences and Springer Nature    
European Physical Journal Special Topics       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       Co-published by EDP Sciences, IOP Publishing and Società Italiana di Fisica    
Europhysics News (EPN)    
Participating French institutions
1 100€ 1 100€  
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  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 300€  
International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  
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  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1000€  
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems     No APC No APC Sponsored by Agence française pour la biodiversité
Manufacturing Review  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  
Matériaux & Techniques    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena    
Participating French institutions
1 100€ 1 100€  
Mechanics & Industry    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
Médecine/Sciences    
Participating French institutions
1 100€ 1 100€  
Metallurgical Research & Technology    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
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
Parasite  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 900€  
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      
Participating French institutions
N/A N/A  
RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications    
Participating French institutions
1 500€ 1 500€  
Reflets de la physique         N/A N/A  
Regenerative Medicine Research  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability   1 500€ Liberty APC The APC for members of World Renewable Energy Network is 50€.
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Revue Française de Géotechnique (RFG)         N/A N/A  
Sicot-J  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC with a minimum amount of 300 EUR/350 USD for submissions after 31/12/2019  
Sustainable Buildings  
Participating French institutions
1 500€ Liberty APC  

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

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.