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Publishing deals and discounts

UiO has entered into agreements for Open Access publishing with several publishers. Some of the agreements offer discounts on APC (article processing charges), while other deals cover the whole APC. Work on agreements and negotiations is often done in collaboration with Unit. In the list below you will find information about what applies to each publisher. If a publisher is not mentioned, there is no agreement.

ACS - American Chemical Society

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope 3-year agreement (2020-2022), starting on January 1st. The agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1st 2020. Only UiO is covered by the agreement.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights.
Journals Both subscription journals (hybrid) and pure Open Access journals are included.
Exception -
Information American Chemical Society has created a workflow guide for authors.
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

BioMed Central and SpringerOpen

UiO has paid for membership with BioMed Central. The membership also includes journals in SpringerOpen. This membership must not be confused with the agreement that UiO has with Springer Compact.

  • 15% discount on the APC (article processing charge) (see submission guidelines).
  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with UiO. OUS is not included in the membership.
  • UiO affiliation is determined by an IP address check. The author must be logged on to a UiO machine when the article is submitted.

Biomed Central https://www.biomedcentral.com/

More information about the discount.

SpringerOpen https://www.springeropen.com

More information about the discount

BMJ Case Reports

  • Medical library has subscription which includes Institutional Fellowship.
  • Fellowship code for UiO og OUS is 410817.
  • What does the agreement entail: "You can submit as many cases as you like, access all the published material, and re-use any published material for personal use and teaching without further permission. There are no additional publication or colour charges for accepted articles."

More information about the agreement: https://casereports.bmj.com/pages/authors/

Cambridge University Press

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope 3-year agreement (2020-2022), starting on January 1st, 2020. The agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1st 2020. Both UiO and OUS are included in the agreement.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights.
Journals The agreement includes unlimited publishing in the publisher's hybrid and pure open access journals. These journals are included in the agreement.
Exception A few society journals are not included in the agreement.
Information

Cambridge University Press has created a workflow guide for authors.

Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Cogitatio

  • 3-years agreement (2018-2020).
  • Free to publish when the corresponding author is affiliated with UiO. OUS is not part of the agreement.
  • The corresponding author must have an e-mail address ending with uio.no to be recognized as a UiO author.
  • Applies to all journals at Cogitatio.

https://www.cogitatiopress.com/

Elsevier

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope The agreement covers articles submitted in 2019 and 2020.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights. Read more about the licenses on Elsevier's website.
Journals Applies to the publication of peer-reviewed research articles in both subscription journals (hybrid) and pure Open Access journals. These journals are included in the agreement (elsevier.com)
Exception Some hundred journals are not part of the agreement. These journals are owned by academic associations, as well as the third-party titles Cell Press and Lancet. Elsevier and the Unit consortium are working to include the journals that are most relevant for Norwegian researchers to publish in.
Information
Reading access Reading access to the entire Science Direct Freedom Collection, as well as permanent access rights, are included in the same terms as in the previous agreement.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

The "Read & publish agreement", which was signed in April 2019, is referred to as a pilot agreement, and Norway is the first country to negotiate such an agreement with Elsevier. The agreement allows for approx. 90% of all articles published in Elsevier journals by authors at Norwegian institutions to be openly available.

IoP (Institute of physics)

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope Agreement for several years (2017-2020).
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses The articles are published with a CC license, where the author retains the rights.
Journals Applies to subscription journals (hybrid), and pure Open Access-journals. The agreement with IoP also includes journals from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express (BPEX). These journals are included in the agreement.
Exception --
Information
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Karger

A "publish and read"-agreement has been signed with Karger, which is valid from 2020.

Scope 1-year agreement (2020). The agreement is valid for articles submitted after January 1st 2020. Both UiO and OUS are included in the agreement.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights.
Journals The agreement includes unlimited publishing in the publisher's hybrid and pure open access journals. These journals are included in the agreement.
Exception -
Information
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

MDPI

  • 25% off the APC (article processing charge)
  • At least one of the authors must be affiliated with UiO, not necessarily the corresponding author. OUS is not part of the agreement.
  • UiO affiliation is determined by email domain.
  • The corresponding author receives the invoice.

http://www.mdpi.com/

Oxford University Press (OUP)

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope 3-year agreement (2020-2022).
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC-license where the author retains the rights.
Journals Open publishing in the publisher's subscription journals (hybrid). These journals are included in the agreement.
Exception Pure Open Access-journals are not included in the agreement.
Information --
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Royal Society

  • 25% discount on the APC (article processing charge)
  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with UiO. OUS is not part of the agreement.
  • The discount is valid for publishing in any of the society's journals.

More information about Open Access at Royal Society.

SAGE

On behalf of UiO and other research institutions, Unit has entered into a three-year agreement with SAGE from 2020.

Scope 3-year agreement (2020-2022), starting on January 1st, 2020. The agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1st. During spring 2020 there will be a retrospective campaign where articles accepted after January 1, 2020 will be offered Open Access.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO in the publisher's subscription journals (hybrid). Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights.
Journals The agreement applies to the publisher's subscription journals (hybrid, SAGE Choice). List of journals included in the agreement. Journals marked Open Access are not included in the agreement (see column O in the list). See information on exceptions below.
Exception

Pure Open Access journals are not included in the agreement. However, authors get 20% off APC in pure Open Access journals. For discount, use the code UNIT2020.

Information More information about the agreement at SAGE's website.
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

 

Springer Compact

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope 3-year agreement (2020-2022), starting on January 1st, 2020. The agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1st.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group. (APC=article processing charge).
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights.
Journals The agreement applies to the publisher's subscription journals (hybrid). These journals are included in the agreement (springer.com).
Exception
  • Pure Open Access journals are not included in the agreement.
  • Journals in SpringerOpen and Nature Research are not part of the agreement. If you are publishing in SpringerOpen, it is possible to get a 15% discount on APC. Read more in the agreement we have with BioMed Central.
Information
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Taylor & Francis

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope The agreement is valid from November 18, 2019, and applies to articles accepted from this date through December 31, 2022.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group.
Licenses Articles are published with a CC license where the author retains the rights. Read more about the licenses on Taylor & Francis' website.
Journals Open Select: The agreement applies to most of the publisher's subscription journals (hybrid), that is, journals in Open Select at Taylor & Francis or Routledge. These journals are included in the agreement.
Exception
Information More information about the agreement at Taylor & Francis' website. Taylor & Francis has also made a guide about the agreement.
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles published by Taylor & Francis.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Wiley

"Publish and read"-agreement negotiated by Unit.

Scope 3-year agreement (2019-2021), starting on May 1st, 2019. The agreement is valid for articles accepted after May 1st.
Who The corresponding author* must be affiliated with UiO or OUS.
What The APC cost is covered in its entirety by UiO. Open publishing does not entail extra costs for the researcher / research group.
Licenses Articles are published with a CC-license where the author retains the rights.
Journals

Applies to the publication of peer-reviewed research articles in both subscription journals (hybrid) and pure Open Access journals. These journals are included in the agreement (16.4.2020)

Exception List of journals which are not included in the agreement.
Information
Reading access Students and employees are  guaranteed reading rights to research articles published by Wiley.

*) Corresponding author refers to the author who is responsible for submission of the article to the journal. Thus, it is not sufficient to be listed as the corresponding author in the article. Some disciplines use the term first author instead of corresponding author.

Agreements and negotiations

«Institutions and consortia that negotiate agreements with publishers shall ensure that these
agreements promote open access without increasing total costs, and that the terms and conditions are open and transparent.» is one of the measures described in the National goals and guidelines for open access to research articles. In accordance with this, UiO negotiates agreements that will contribute to meeting the goals by making it attractive for researchers at UiO to publish their research results openly.

Unit negotiates and administers agreements with academic publishers on behalf of institutions from the university, department and health sector. The agreements are organized in consortium as payment services. UiO is a participant in the BOTT collaboration, which, in addition to UiO, consists of the universities in Bergen, Tromsø and Trondheim.

Unit has negotiated agreements with major publishers such as Wiley, Elsevier, Springer Nature and Taylor & Francis. The agreements are all "publish and read agreements". Such agreements are an important step towards modernizing and restructuring models for publishing research results. In addition to read access, the agreements also cover APC (article processing charge) for UiO's authors who will publish in journals with the relevant publisher.

The agreement with Wiley was signed in March 2019 and was the first "publish and read"-agreement of its kind in Norway. The agreement with Elsevier came into place in April 2019, then Taylor & Francis, and Springer Nature in November same year.

Any questions?

Send an email to: openaccess@ub.uio.no

Published Apr. 26, 2019 10:54 AM - Last modified May 28, 2020 8:02 AM