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Publisher agreements

Publisher agreements

Publisher agreements

Publisher agreements

Publisher agreements

Publisher agreements

Funds are available to publish in fully open access journals, apply upon submission.

University of Exeter researchers can also publish open access at no extra cost through Transformative Agreements that we have in place with publishers. These agreements are subject to change, so we recommend revisiting this page upon submission / acceptance to check what is currently available.

Transformative Agreements

Publishers of “hybrid” journals charge journal subscriptions in addition to open access publishing fees. Transformative Agreements aim to transform the scholarly publishing business model from one based on subscription access to one based on payment for open access publishing, accelerating the transition to full and immediate open access to all publicly funded research outputs - in line with Plan S.

University of Exeter researchers can publish open access at no extra cost through the "Read & Publish" or "Publish & Read" Transformative Agreements that we have signed up to, listed below. Open access publication has already been paid for through an annual fee to the publisher that combines "read" (access to paywalled content) and "publish" (open access publishing) into a single fee. To access any of these agreements, corresponding author must have a current University of Exeter affiliation (and an active Symplectic account). Always use your institutional email address throughout the publishing process, as this helps the publisher to identify your affiliation, to offer you relevant publishing options.

What is available: No charge to publish original research articles open access in American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing's 26 hybrid journals, more information on the publisher website.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Select University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address.
Limited / Unlimited: Consortium publishing pot (shared by all institutions that signed up to the deal), available on a first come first served basis.

What is available: No charge to publish open access with the CC BY licence in American Physiological Society's 12 hybrid journals. APS are also offering one year's free membership of APS for corresponding authors at participating institutions (new members only).
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using institutional email address.

*Please note that this agreement only covers funded articles: UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK and Versus Arthritis.

What is available: Publish open access at no extra cost in hybrid journals within the 'BMJ Standard Collection' [note that the BMJ is not included] through the BMJ Publish & Read Agreement for UK authors.
Article types: Original research articles only.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify your affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address, complete the publisher form to request open access and select the licence CC BY (only) as this is required by all funders of articles eligible for this agreement. Find more information here - select University of Exeter under '1. Select your institution' and the list of included journals will show on the right hand side under '2. How you can publish with the fees covered by your institution'.

What is available: No charge to publish research or review articles open access with CC BY licence in all Brill journals (including hybrid and fully open access) through the Brill Read & Publish Agreement 2021-2022. Articles accepted before 31st December 2020 can also benefit from open access publishing at no extra cost through the Brill Bridging agreeement.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during publishing process, please use your institutional email address throughout.

Type of scheme: 'Read & Publish' agreement.
What is available:
 No charge to publish open access in The Company of Biologists' three hybrid journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission.

What is available: Publish open access at no extra cost in fully open access and hyrbid journals within the CUP Complete Journals Collections through the Cambridge University Press Read & Publish Agreement (a list of journals included in this deal is linked from the publisher web page).
Article types: research articles, reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, case reports.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: identify your affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address and ORCID iD, complete the publisher form to request open access and select a Creative Commons licence.

What is available: no charge to publish peer-reviewed research and review articles open access with CC BY licence in De Gruyter's hybrid journals.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission.

What is available: No charge to publish open access in all Future Science Group journals, including 20 hybrid and 15 fully open access titles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using institutional email address.

What is available: Unlimited open access publishing of all article types in six hybrid journals and three hybrid book series published by the Geological Society: Journal of the Geological SocietyQuarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & HydrogeologyPetroleum GeoscienceGeochemistry: Exploration, Environment, AnalysisProceedings of the Yorkshire Geological SocietyScottish Journal of GeologySpecial PublicationsMemoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter, articles submitted from 1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation, ideally using institutional email address throughout the publishing process

What is available: No charge to publish open access in 44 hybrid journals managed editorially by IOP Publishing - more information here, including a list of eligible titles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, all qualifying articles will be published by default on an open access basis with the licence CC BY 4.0.

What is available: No charge to publish open access in all IWA Publishing journals, including hybrid and fully open access titles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using institutional email address.

What is available: no charge to publish peer-reviewed research and review articles open access in Karger's 104 journals, including both hybrid and fully open access titles. Articles will be published with the CC-BY-NC licence (CC BY available upon request if required for funder compliance).
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify affiliation with the University of Exeter during submission.

What is available: No charge to publish open access in all Microbiology Society journals, including hybrid and fully open access titles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Must use University of Exeter institutional email address during submission and throughout the publishing process.

What is available: Publish open access at no extra cost in 400+ of OUP's fully open access and hybrid journals (a list of journals included in this deal is on the publisher web page). OUP have guaranteed that 100% of participating institutions' research output will be published open access in 2021.
Article types: Original research and review articles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter and an active Symplectic account.
How to access: You must use your institutional email address on all the publisher forms as this is what OUP will use to identify your affiliation. See here for further information for authors about how to access the agreement. 

What is available: Publish open access at no cost (and with no page charges), in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). All articles will be published with the CC BY licence and deposited in PubMed Central.
Eligibility: Research articles, including brief reports, accepted for publication on or after 1st July 2021. Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation, ideally using institutional email address throughout the publishing process. When you are invited to sign the Licence to Publish, choose the CC BY (only) licence. Find more information on the publisher website.

What is available: No charge to publish open access with CC BY licence in Rockefeller University Press' three hybrid titles: Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of General Physiology. Find more information on the publisher website.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using institutional email address. Instructions for authors here.

What is available: open access publishing free of charge in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)'s hybrid journals through a "Read & Publish" agreement.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Identify University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address. Upon acceptance, complete the open access licensing form to select CC BY or CC-BY-NC licence.

What is available: Unlimited open access publishing free of charge with CC BY licence in SAGE hybrid journals, author retains copyright (CC-BY-NC available upon request). More information on the SAGE website.
Exclusions: Journals on this list are excluded; some article types are excluded e.g. book reviews, editorials, commercially sponsored articles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify your affiliation during submission, using your institutional email address throughout the publishing process. Request open access via the publisher portal and sign the open access licence.

What is available: 20% discounted APC in SAGE's fully open access journals.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
How to access: Identify your affiliation during submission, using your institutional email address throughout the publishing process. Contact the Open Research Team for the discount code for use when completing the APC payment forms.

What is available: £0 APC when publishing in eligible Springer hybrid journals (list on this page).
Eligibility: Corresponding author must be affiliated with University of Exeter.
Article types: Original paper, review paper, brief communication, continuing education.
How to access: Request open access via the "my publication" form and select the University of Exeter from the drop down list.

What is available: Publish open access at no extra cost in Taylor & Francis "Open Select" hybrid journals in the Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH), Science & Technology (S&T) and Medical Collections. Find a list of journals on this page, filter the list by "open select" to identify included journals. Find more information about the Agreement here.
Article types: Original research articles.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: identify your affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address, complete the publisher form to request open access and select the Creative Commons licence e.g. CC BY. We will be notified to approve your request.

Restrictions to Wiley agreement 1st July to 31st December 2021

Due to publisher restrictions on the level of open access (OA) publishing allowed through the Wiley agreement each year, from 1st July to 31st December 2021, the Wiley Read & Publish agreement will be restricted to papers funded by UKRI, Wellcome or former COAF member charities (Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis) only, ensuring these funded papers continue to be published OA in compliance with the funder policies.

Funds are available for all researchers to continue to publish in Wiley’s fully OA journals, regardless of funding contact the Open Research Team upon submission to apply. Non-funded researchers publishing in Wiley's hybrid journals whose articles are accepted 1st July to 31st December 2021 can make their work open access by uploding the accepted manuscript to ORE, free of charge. If you have funds available in a research grant to pay the APC, contact the Open Reseach team to obtain a discount code to apply a 25% discount to the APC.

The publishing allowance resets on 1st January 2022 and will once again be open to all researchers, regardless of funding, in all Wiley's journals, from that date.

What is available: Publish peer-reviewed original research and review articles open access at no charge to the author in any of Wiley's fully open access or hybrid journals. through the Wiley Read & Publish Agreement.
Eligibility: Corresponding author must have a current affiliation with University of Exeter.
How to access: When submitting to a fully open access journal - choose “my institution has an agreement with Wiley and may pay the APC” then use the "Account code tool" to select the University of Exeter from a list of institutions. Publishing in a hybrid journal, select 'OnlineOpen' on the publisher forms, indicate your institutional affiliation and we will be notified to approve your request.

Subscribe to Open

Subscribe to Open is a model whereby libraries / institutions pay a subscription to a journal, the publisher uses the income from subscriptions to fund open access publishing in that journal. Providing sufficient institutions subscribe each year, the journal is flipped to fully open access for that year. This model is cost neutral for institutions and there are no costs to authors to publish open access, as publishing is funded by existing subscriptions. The University of Exeter library is supporting journals through the Subscribe to Open model, including Annual Reviews and Berghahn OpenAnthro.

Publisher discounts

Identify your affiliation during the publishing process, ideally using your institutional email address, to benefit from these discounts. Some publishers require extra steps to apply the discount, see individual tabs for details.

What is available: 10 per cent discounted APC when publishing in fully open access journal Science Advances - APC will be $4,050 instead of $4,500.
Eligibility: 
Available to all University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: 
Select 'Apply discounts', search for and select University of Exeter in the 'Affiliation discount' box then click 'Apply discounts' to see the discount of -$450 applied.

What is available: Discounted APC of $4750 instead of $5000 for immediate OA with CC BY licence.
Eligibility: 
Available to all University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: 
Select 'Apply discounts', search for and select University of Exeter in the 'Affiliation discount' box then click 'Apply discounts' to see the discount of -$250 applied.

What is available: 20% discount via institutional membership, payment is managed directly between the Open Research team and the publisher.
Eligibility: Papers with lead / corresponding author at the University of Exeter, funded by UKRI, COAF or with no funding to pay for open access.
How to access: Contact Open Research upon submission to apply.

What is available: 10% discount when APC is paid from central OA funds via institutional account, payment is managed directly between the Open Research team and the publisher.
Eligibility: Papers with lead / corresponding author at University of Exeter, funded by UKRI, COAF or with no funding to pay for open access.
How to access: Contact Open Research upon submission to apply for funding.

What is available: 10% discount via institutional account.
Eligibility: Papers with any University of Exeter affiliated author on are entitled to the discount, regardless of how the APC will be paid.
Exclusions: Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts such as editorial office waivers or author vouchers.
How to access: Identify your University of Exeter affiliation during submission, ideally using your institutional email address.

Prepaid APCs or prepayment accounts

We have prepaid APCs or deposited funds in prepayment accounts with these publishers to pay for publishing.

The College of Medicine and Health, who administer this fund, are currently (September 2021) reviewing the use of this pre-paid account and has currently paused its use. We will update this website when the review has concluded.

What is available: Ten pre-paid APCs for publishing in Modern Languages Open journal.
Open to: All University of Exeter researchers.
How to access: Contact Open Research to apply.

Supporting open access initiatives

The University of Exeter Library also supports Open Book Publishers and Open Library of Humanities, which publish peer-reviewed open access content with no publication fees for authors. We are supporter members of Ubiquity Press. We also support the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a database of peer-reveiwed open access journals. We have pledged support to Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and OAPEN, which actively support the transition to open access for books.