In a hybrid journal, authors will be asked if they wish to publish Gold open access after acceptance. More specifically, after their manuscript moves into production, they will be asked to complete their Online Author Publishing Agreement. It is at this point, that they will be asked whether they wish to publish Gold open access.
If they do want to publish open access, they will be prompted through the process of generating and accepting a quote for their Article Publishing Charge (APC). If an article is eligible for a discount based on the author’s institution, this will be signposted in the quote process.