Library Support for Open Access

McMaster University Libraries Investment in Open Access

McMaster University researchers are entitled to discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs) in the following journals or journal packages as a result of memberships negotiated and paid for by the Library. Identify yourself as affiliated with McMaster and the CRKN Consortium to receive the discounts.

  1. American Chemical Society (ACS)
    Receive an additional 25% discount on ACS Author Choice Open Access services.
  2. NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing)
    Per-article fees are reduced from $3000 to $1500 for CRKN members.
  3. SAGE Journals
    Authors who self-identify as affiliated with a CRKN institution will receive a 40% discount. Some society journals are excluded.
  4. SynFacts (Thieme)
    Claim one of 10 SynOpen vouchers to publish in SynFacts


The Library provides funding to the following organizations to help support the open dissemination of content:


Our Library memberships support platforms, infrastructure, and open access initiatives more broadly:


For more information on publishing and library support, contact