Open access

Publishing Open Access is not necessarily upon payment. There are several ways to make an article available in open access.

CNR signed a Read&Publish contract with this publisher.

All guidance on how to use the CNR-Frontiers contract can be found on the "Pubblicare Open Access al CNR" [Publishing Open Access at CNR] website.

Read&Publish (R&P) contracts include:

  • reading access and downloads of all of the publisher's journals (Read fee)
  • publication of an agreed number of articles in Open Access (Publish fee)-as long as the corresponding author is a CNR author.

Frontiers Open Access

- Gold OA


The CNR-Frontiers agreement provides that corresponding authors from CNR institutes - who expressed interest in this agreement - are eligible for a 10% discount on the cost of APCs based on the type of article. The agreement stipulates that the maximum cost of APCs will not change for the duration of the agreement.

The maximum cost of APCs by item type:

    • A: $2,950
    • B: $1,850
    • C: 450 per tutte le riviste
    • D: free of charge

The 10% discount under the agreement can be combined with any other discounts agreed upon between the publisher and the authors.

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