The ETH-Bibliothek (the central university library for ETH Zurich) and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.
Henceforth, ETH Zurich scientists no longer have to take care of the financial aspects themselves if they publish a paper in a journal run by Copernicus Publications: the article processing charges, which usually apply for authors when publishing an open access paper, will be settled directly between the library and the publisher.
This arrangement is valid for submissions from 1 October 2014 onwards and covers article processing charges for category 1 and 2 papers if the first author is affiliated with one of the institutes of the ETH Zurich. For category 3 and 4 papers (submissions requiring a greater deal of work in typesetting and/or image processing), only the respective difference has to be paid by the authors.
With this agreement, the ETH Zurich follows the lead of the Max Planck Society, the University of Göttingen, several research centres of the Helmholtz Association, and the University of Bremen which also use this special billing service that makes publishing their findings easier for the scientists.
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