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AAU's OA publishing agreements

OPEN ACCESS agreements

Aalborg University Library’s license agreements are managed and negotiated by the ERT Group (E-resources and journals) at Aalborg University Library. In connection with its license administration, the library has taken out membership/licence to different Open Access publishers.This makes it cheaper to publish journal articles through these particular publishers.

The publishers are listed below along with their conditions for publishing.


Det Kgl. Bibliotek's national licensing consortium has, on behalf of the Danish universities and other research institutions, entered into a four-year agreement with Elsevier from 2021 to 2024.

Read more about the agreement. 



Due to Aalborg University Library's license agreement with PNAS, you get a 10 per cent discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC). When you submit your article, please remember to state that you are from Aalborg University. 

More information about OA og PNAS



All AAU and AAUH affiliate authors receive a 15% discount on the APC (Article Processing Charge) when they publish in one of MDPI's 202 Open Access journals. The 15% discount will be assigned automatically once the author's AAU/AAUH affiliation is approved. In order to receive the discount, the author's AAU or RN mail must be used. Among other journals, MDPI publishes "Energies".

MDPI is based in Basel, Switzerland, and has been commited to supporting all professional research disciplines sine 1996. Furthermore, it is the goal of MDPI that all their journals are indexed in both Web of Science and Scopus. Some of their journals are also covered by PubMed/MEDLINE and indexed inPubMed Central (PMC).

Please be aware that not all MDPI journals are accepted at the BFI authority list. Check the individual journal before submitting your article.

MDPI journals.



IEEE members will receive a 5% discount, and members of IEEE societies will receive a 15% discount on the article processing charges (APC).

Read more about the discount at the IEEE website.