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Open Access

Making it easier to publish in Open Access

The Library and Information Services (LIS) is constantly looking to make it easier for you to publish Open Access. One option that is available to our authors is to make use of discount/waiver agreements we have with publishers. We are working on creating a list and hope to have it ready soon.

It can also be difficult to find and select the Open Access journal that is perfect for your work. We will try and give you tools and lists of Open Access journals from specific publishers as they become available. 

Open Access journals:

Journal selection tools:

Transformative agreements

The Library and Information Services (LIS) is also working on transformative agreements:

Transformative agreements are those contracts negotiated between institutions (libraries, national and regional consortia) and publishers that transform the business model underlying scholarly journal publishing, moving from one based on toll access (subscription) to one in which publishers are remunerated a fair price for their open access publishing services.

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Each transformative agreement we make will be added here, with information on what the agreement includes, e.g. how many articles' fees are included for our authors, or if there are any other restrictions. If you're still unsure what transformative agreements are, read this article from the Scholarly Kitchen.

  • Thieme Open - Thieme Chemistry and Medical packages – authors from subscribing institutions are granted a 25% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for open access articles published in Thieme hybrid journals. 
  • Cambridge University Press - All authors who publish with CUP will get a waiver for APCs on fully open access and hybrid open access titles. When you submit your article to CUP, request the waiver and the Library will get a notification. Once the Library approves the request, your waiver is applied.
  • IEEE - The LIS has a deposit account with IEEE to help pay APCs on your behalf.

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