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Open Access Publishing at FIU

This guide provides application guidelines and procedures for the OAP discounts and other options


Open Access publishing discounts for all FIU authors are available through MDPI, and IGI Global. These initial discounts will be applied to author publishing/processing fees by the publisher prior to invoicing for author's fees. 

The FIU Open Access Publishing program supports the publication of FIU research in scholarly open access (OA) journals, making our research available for free and to global researchers. The fund is supported by the FIU Libraries as part of our larger Open Access Initiative including the FIU Digital Commons.


Membership discounts are funded by FIU Libraries Open Access Publishing Initiative.  

Selection of these OA publishers is based on already established publishing activity by FIU authors.

Cambridge - 100%

IEEE - IEEE members: 5% discount, and members of IEEE societies: 15% discount

IGI Global - 100%

MDPI - 10% 


Cambridge - See this page for specific journals covered by this membership agreement.
IEEEIEEE will apply a discount to current IEEE members. IEEE members will receive a 5% discount, and members of IEEE societies will receive a 15% discount. Discounts cannot be combined or applied to any other fees such as overlength or color page charges.  More specifics on article processing charges at IEEE.

Select publications also offer special promotional discounts to society members. Please check the individual journal home pages, for more information.

IGI Global - FIU authors are entitled to publish in IGI Globals journals at no charge (This waiver is a benefit from our IGI Global database subscription).  The article processing fee is waived after the paper is peer-reviewed and accepted into an IGI Global journal.

Please note that all article processing charge waivers are processed by IGI Global's administrative staff and not the journal's editorial team in order to maintain the integrity of the peer-review process. We kindly ask that authors do not disclose any information regarding article processing charge waivers and discounts to the journal Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Advisory Board.

MDPI - FIU authors are entitled to a 10% discount on the article-processing charge (APC) when publishing in an MDPI publication.

How to claim your discount:

1 -  Authors are prompted in the last step of submission to determine if they are eligible for discounts under the open access program

2 -  The program is pre-selected if authors are submitting from within the campus network (IP range detection)



Submit copies of your OA articles funded with assistance through FIU’s Open Access Initiative. Digital Commons serves as an open access archive for your scholarship and ensures permanence and increased discoverability of your research.