From the point of submitting my manuscript to being ready for publication, the time for this process can be long and quite varied. Hence at which point will the “first-come-first served” APC waivers be utilised?

Answered By: Research Support (LIB)
Last Updated: 01 Feb 2024Views: 4

Different publishers have varying workflows from author submission to the administration of APC waivers, hence, the final utilisation of APC waivers is dependent on publishers' process. Typically, at some point in the submission or editorial process, you, as the corresponding author, will be asked to confirm your institutional affiliation and if you would choose to publish Open Access (OA). If you have indicated that you wish to publish OA, the publishers will request the Library to verify the eligibility of the corresponding author (current PolyU staff or student).