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

One Stop Shop for Open Research Practices

Publisher Open Access Deals and Membership Discounts

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: Research articles.

Hybrid journals included? Yes. 28 BMJ standard collection journals are listed.

Pure OA Gold journals included? No.

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 APC request form?  No.

Type of deal:  Publish and read capped deal for funded articles.  

Active: 2021 (to be extended, still active).

Open Access publishing costs covered under this agreement: You must be the author linked to the grant or the funding institution.

  • UKRI
  • Wellcome Trust
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Blood Cancer UK
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Parkinsons UK
  • Versus Arthritis

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BMJ Publish and read pilot journal title list.

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

 

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

Publisher Website: Publications list available via waivers and discounts tool.

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*.

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes.

Do I need to submit an 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, 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.

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

 

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.

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes. Wellcome OA Policy Compliant.

Do I need to submit an 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*.

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes. Wellcome OA Policy compliant.

Do I need to submit an 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, 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.

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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: 

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. Wellcome OA Policy Compliant.

Do I need to submit an 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 Water
  • PLOS Climate
  • PLOS Global Public Health
  • 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

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*.

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes.

Do I need to submit an 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, 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.

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

Hybrid journals included? Yes - Open Select 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*

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes

Do I need to submit an APC request form? No

Type of deal:  Read and Publish Capped

Active:  Awaiting sign-off and activation -  expected end of February 2022. This page will be updated when TA is available for Swansea researchers

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.

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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?  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.

UKRI OA Policy Compliant Deal? Yes. Wellcome OA Policy Compliant.

Do I need to submit an 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, 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.

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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  Research council UKRI funding. 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.

UKRI 2022 OA Policy Compliant Deal? No.

Do I need to submit an 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 signed deals with publishers that cover the cost of Open Access publication and the publisher receives payment for providing access to their journal portfolio. The Library evaluates each "transformative" or "read and publish" open access agreement (TA) but does not necessarily subscribe to all that are available. Authors submitting articles for publication in journals within these agreements will not be charged fees. 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."

This page is updated whenever a new 'read and publish' / JISC transitional agreement is signed. 

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.

  • UKRI authors can apply for financial support via the UKRI OA block grant.
  • Authors should note that some learned societies and publishers offer discounts to individual members. 
  • You may be eligible to apply a 'subscribing institution discount' by selecting 'Swansea University' if prompted from a list of institutions with some publishers.

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

Author affiliation

Use of transformative 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 up to 12 months post-award).