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Effective Research Publishing: Open Research & Open Access: Publisher OA Deals & Agreements

One Stop Shop for Open Research Practices

Publisher Open Access Agreements and Membership Discounts

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted

Publisher Website: ACS Read + Publish Agreement

Article Types: All research articles

Hybrid journals included? Yes

Pure OA Gold journals included? Yes. Fully open access journals within ACS Web Editions

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No

Type of deal:  Read & Publish

Active: January 2022 - December 2024

Note: All ACS journals, including ACS Omega, JACS Au, the ACS Au collection, and all ACS hybrid journals, are available for open access publication

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Step by step author guide

Browse Journal Titles

Green Open Access Policy

Open Access with BMJ Journals

 

 

Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted. 

Publisher Website: BMJ Open Access Agreement

Article Types:  Original research articles reporting on primary research.

Hybrid journals included? Yes. Standard collection titles.

Pure OA Gold journals included? Yes.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

UKRI 2022 OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Publish and read uncapped deal.

Active: 2022.

Note: February 2022 - upgrade includes funded and unfunded research in hybrid and gold fully open access journals.

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Open Access agreements for the United Kingdom: information for authors

Open Access publication guide for authors at eligible institutions 

What is Ringgold and why is it important?

Video - BMJ How to publish your article open access with BMJ

Open Access with Cambridge University Press

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Publications list available via the waivers and discounts toolInput our institutional information to access the full list of journals where you can publish OA at no cost. 

Article Types: Research articles, Rapid communications, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case Reports.

Hybrid journals included? Yes.

Pure OA Gold journals included? Most CUP journals are included but check the list available from the CUP website.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2021 until December 2024.

Note: *Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-ND is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

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Step-by-step guide to Publishing Open Access in Cambridge journals

 

Open Access with Elsevier

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Am I eligible?  Submitting corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Search the Elsevier journals participating in the agreement. Cell Press titles and the Lancet are included.

Article Types

Elsevier: Research and Review articles. Case Reports / Data in Brief / Microarticle / Original Software Publication / Protocol / Replication Study / Short Communication / Short Survey / Video Article / Practice Guideline.

Cell Press: some exceptions apply. 
The Lancet
: some exceptions apply. 

Hybrid journals included? Yes.

Pure OA Gold journals included? No. When publishing in fully gold open access journals you will receive an invoice with a 15% discount applied if you are affiliated to the institution. If we, as administrators, reject the request the author will receive a full price invoice.

  • UKRI funded authors publishing in fully gold journals can apply for financial support. 
  • If arranging for your Faculty to pay an invoice you will be required to provide a PO number, VAT number and departmental address.

The Publisher will not charge an article publishing charge (APC) for eligible articles published Open Access in fully gold journals that have flipped from core hybrid to fully gold from the commencement, to the duration of this Licence.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*. Please avoid choosing a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No, unless you are a UKRI funded corresponding author entitled to apply for financial support to publish in a pure open access journal.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost for hybrid titles.

Active: April 2022 - December 2024.

Note: *Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers selection of a Creative Commons CC-BY licence in line with major funder requirements.

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Elsevier - UK Institutions Agreement

Instructions for corresponding authors

Authors can continue to choose to publish under the subscription model and self-archive their manuscript in the repository (Green Open Access) if this is preferred. No embargo is required.

Author journey video

Open Access with Institute of Physics (IOP)

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Open Access for the UK (2020-)

Article Types: Research articles and reviews (letters, papers, reviews and special issue articles).

Hybrid journals included? Yes; eligible hybrid journals are listed on the IOP transformative agreements website and you are required to check the criteria prior to submitting your article.

Pure OA Gold journals included? No.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2020 -

Note: Discounted APCs
Corresponding authors at subscribing institutions can also benefit from a 70% discount on the standard Article Processing Charge (APC) of hybrid journals not included in the eligible list that are published with some of the partner societies. Please visit IOP for further details. This discount is not available for any journal that is funded by page charges or submission fees.

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Eligible hybrid titles
IOP Author Guide

Open Access with OUP

Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: UK Institutions (JISC Affiliated).

Article Types: Research or review articles.

Participating journal list: 400+ Hybrid and Fully open Access journals are included.

Hybrid journals included? Yes. 

Pure OA Gold Journals included? Yes.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish capped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2021 – December 2023.

Other: You must choose the option ”UK institution (JISC affiliated)” when completing the payment process from the Open Access Prepayment Account drop-down list. You must select the Refer Charge? check box and complete by pressing the green 'Refer Charges' button. Add research funder and grant number when prompted.

  • The Referring Statement/Comment box is provided for you to add relevant information to support your application for use of institutional funds. Save.
  • You are directed to a Charges Being Referred page, please check that all details are correct before selecting 'Complete Referral'.
  • You will receive a confirmation email to say that your request has been submitted to the OUP account administrator for consideration. Please sign out of your account.

Note: *Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-ND is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

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Open Access with PLOS

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Explore your publisher options with PLOS journals

Article Types: All article types in the eligible journals.

Hybrid journals included? Not applicable.

Pure OA Gold journals included? Yes.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

UKRI 2022 OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes. 

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Flat Fee Agreement. 
Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost 
for the following titles:

  • PLOS ONE
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Pathogens
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Digital Health
  • PLOS Sustainability & Transformation

Active: 2020 - December 2023.

Note: PLOS articles are archived in LOCKSS and syndicated to PubMed Central/EuropePMC. PLOS requires data sharing where not subject to legal or ethical restrictions and has adopted the CRediT taxonomy.

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PLOS Author Instructions - Flat Fee (How to...) 

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PLOS Publishing FAQs

PLOS Flat Fee Agreements

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Check the Royal Society of Chemistry 'Read & Publish webpage

Article Types: Original research articles

Hybrid journals included? Yes

Pure OA Gold journals included? No. When publishing in fully gold open access journals you will receive an invoice with a 15% discount applied if you are affiliated to the institution. If we, as administrators, reject the request the author will receive a full price invoice.

  • UKRI funded authors publishing in fully gold journals can apply for financial support. 
  • If arranging for your Faculty to pay an invoice you will usually be required to provide a PO number, VAT number and departmental address.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No, unless you are a UKRI funded corresponding author entitled to apply for financial support to publish in a pure open access journal.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2022- 2024

Note: The University prefers selection of a Creative Commons CC-BY licence in line with major funder requirements. 

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Author guide to publishing open access

How to publish open access - check requirements and expectations

Journal List

 

Open Access with The Royal Society

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Check the Royal Society Transformative Agreement 'Read and Publish' webpage or the Journals List.

Article Types: Original research.

Hybrid journals included? Yes

Pure OA Gold journals included? Yes

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: Until December 2022.

Note: The University prefers selection of a Creative Commons CC-BY licence in line with major funder requirements. The version of record document will be deposited by the Publisher on acceptance in PubMed Central.

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Introducing Royal Society Read and Publish

The Royal Society open access publishing

Publishing your open access article in our hybrid research journals

Publishing your open access article in Royal Society Open Science

Publishing your open access article in Open Biology

Open Access with Springer 
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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Check the Springer Compact hybrid journal list . It will open as an Excel spreadsheet download.

Article Types: Original paper, review paper, brief communication or continuing education.

Hybrid journals included? Yes.1,850 Springer hybrid (subscription) journals are available.

Pure OA Gold journals included? No.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish uncapped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2021 until December 2022.

Note: Excludes Nature and BMC titles.

*Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-ND is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

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Guide for Authors
UK Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreement

 

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Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: SCOAP3 Journals, 2017-2024

The SCOAP3 FAQ section provides a list of High Energy Physics (HEP) supported journals and explains the full funding of all articles in specified HEP journals.

Covered Journals:

  • Acta Physica Polonica B (APPB) [Jagiellonian University, Krakow]
  • Advances in High Energy Physics (AHEP) [Hindawi]
  • Chinese Physics C (CPC) [Institute of Physics Publishing]
  • Physical Review C (PRC), Physical Review D (PRD), Physical Review Letters (PRL) [American Physical Society]
  • Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP) [Oxford University Press]

Full funding of all articles (entire journal):

  • The European Physical Journal C (EPJC) & The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP ) [Springer-Nature]
  • Nuclear Physics B (NPB) & Physics Letters B (PLB) [Elsevier]

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Swansea University corresponding authors will be eligible for immediate Open Access at no direct cost.

Active: 2020 - December 2023

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SCOAP3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Guide for Authors

Taylor & Francis Open Access

 

 

Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Publish your research in Open Select journals

Article Types:  Original research and review articles, reports and case reports, short communications, guest editorial

Hybrid journals included? Yes - 'Open Select' hybrid titles only. Use the Open Access Cost Finder tool and only pick the 'Open Select' button

Pure OA Gold journals included? No

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright*

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and Publish Capped

Active:  2022 - 2023

Note:*Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-ND is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

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Author Services Open Select

Open Access Transformative Agreements UK

Open Access Guide - Open your research in 5 steps

Open Access with Wiley

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Am I eligible?  Responsible corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: Open Access Agreement for Institutions

Article Types: Primary research and review articles.

Hybrid journals included? Yes. Check the included tiles online list at submission (Excel spreadsheet) or use the Author Compliance Tool.

Pure OA Gold journals included? Yes. Check the included titles online list at submission (Excel spreadsheet) or use the Author Compliance Tool.

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Read and publish capped. Swansea University corresponding authors will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Active: 2020 - December 2023

Note: *Publishers do offer other licences. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-ND is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

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Make your article open access within a hybrid journal

Publishing your article in a fully open access journal

To check the open access availability for a specific journal, use the Author Compliance Tool.

Wiley - Creative Commons License Signing Guide 

Open Access with MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

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An Open Access publisher across all disciplines

  • Standard APCs: variable cost
  • Institutional Membership: 10% discount for all Swansea University corresponding authors

In the MDPI submission system, authors must select Swansea University to get a 10% discount. You will be asked to confirm if you are eligible for UKRI funding support. If you are not eligible you will still receive the discount but will need to pay the APC from your own budget or grant.  

UKRI funded authors financial support request form.

Open Access with SAGE 

Am I eligible?  Corresponding author only. Use Swansea University email address to authenticate and add ORCID where prompted.

Publisher Website: SAGE Choice

Article Types: Primary research and review articles.

Hybrid journals included? 900+ subscription journals.

Pure OA Gold journals included? No. Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are entitled to a 20% discount. This discount will be applied automatically in the SAGE Open Access Portal. Click here for the participating Gold journal title list

Which licence should I select? Creative Commons attribution license (CC-BY) and retain copyright.

Do I need to submit an article processing charge (APC) request form?  Yes, if UKRI funded. UKRI Financial Support form

Type of deal:  WHEEL (Wales Higher Electronic Library) Agreement Membership discount deal. £240 charge.

Active: 2020 - December 2022.

Note: *Publishers do offer other licences, e.g. CC-BY-NC-ND. The University prefers CC-BY in line with major funder requirements. CC-BY-NC is permitted on a case-by-case basis if funder approved.

Note: SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the agreement and invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take any additional steps needed to make their article open access under the terms of this agreement. Authors will need to fund the discounted £200 + VAT OA fee independently unless the research is UKRI funded.  

Some titles are excluded from this agreement and are listed here.

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SAGE Choice FAQs

Open Access Publisher Agreements and Discounts for Swansea University Researchers

Swansea University Library has financial agreements with publishers to cover the cost of open access publication. The Library evaluates each "transitional" or "read and publish" open access agreement (TA) but does not necessarily subscribe to all that are available. The agreements support wide dissemination of research and scholarship at sustainable cost.

"TAs are contracts which gradually shift the basis of payments from an institution to a publisher from subscription-based reading to OA publishing services in a controlled manner."  JISC: Our role in open access

This page is updated whenever a new 'read and publish' JISC transitional agreement is added to our portfolio. 

(Check individual agreement criteria from the publisher tab above).

  • Corresponding authors submitting articles for publication in subscription hybrid journals within these agreements will not need to pay open access charges.
  • Fees for gold open access within some of the publishing agreements are offered at a discounted rate and are not automatically included in the 'read and publish' deal. 
  • Additional charges (colour charges, excess page fees, submission fees etc.) are not included and must be met by the author.
  • Transitional agreements are supported by cOAlition S and most other research funders

If we do not have an active deal with a publisher, open access costs will need to be met through the Faculty or another funding source. Discounts are available with some publishers.

Contact the Library Research Support team if you have any questions about an individual agreement.

Author affiliation

Use of transitional publishing agreements will normally be restricted to corresponding authors with a contract of employment at Swansea University. 

  • You must use your Swansea University email address and identify your affiliation in the publisher system.
  • We do not approve papers for corresponding authors who are honorary or visiting members of staff unless there is relevant UKRI funding acknowledged on the paper and a substantial Swansea University contribution in the form of co-authors on the paper.
  • We do not approve papers for corresponding authors who are members of Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) who do not have a contract of employment at the institution.
  • We will consider approval for papers where Swansea University post-graduate students / early career researchers are listed as corresponding authors and the research was completed whilst affiliated with Swansea University (usually 6-12 months post-award).