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Publishing agreements for Open Access

Here you will find which agreements Södertörn University participates in, where the publication fee for Open Access, ie APC (article processing charges) is either completely included or is reduced.

As a researcher at Södertörn University, you can benefit from many publishing agreements that include the fee for publishing with Open Access. The university has agreements with several of the major publishers, including Elsevier, SAGE, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and Wiley. This means that publishing with Open Access is free of charge for researchers at Södertörn University. There is an exception for a small number of journals where the fee is reduced and where the library does not cover the cost.

These are the conditions for you as a researcher to be covered by the agreements:

  • You must be affiliated to Södertörn University
  • The agreements only apply when you are a Corresponding Author
  • You must use your SH email address when submitting your article

The agreements with the publishers are national and are negotiated by Bibsam at the Royal Library. Each university decides which agreements to participate in. Some of the agreements include unlimited publication, while others are based on a predetermined number of expected published articles by the participating universities. In the latter case, the prepaid pot may run out before the end of the year.

Which journals are included in the agreements?

In the tool SciFree, you can search for a journal to see if it is included in one of the agreements where APC is already paid for or discounted. You can also see if the journal applies any specific Creative Commons-licens External link, opens in new window. and if it is a pure Open Access journal or a so-called hybrid journal (subscription based journal where some articles are Open Access).

Feel free to contact publications@sh.se if you have questions about these agreements.

The agreement includes unlimited publishing with Open Access to scientific articles in all Brill´s journals, including fully Open Access journals. As a researcher at Södertörn University, you also get a 20% discount on the publication cost when publishing books with Open Access.

The article types covered by the agreement are Research and Review Articles. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2023.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

When submitting a manuscript to a Brill journal, be sure to use your SH email address. When asked, state that you are eligible for free Open Access publishing. See the illustration below:

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Based on your email address, Brill will identify you as an author who is eligible to publish Open Access, free of charge. The article will be immediately Open Access when it is published.

This agreement includes unlimited publishing of Open Access articles in both hybrid and pure Open Access journals from Cambridge. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

When submitting a manuscript to a Cambridge University Press journal, use your SH email address and state that you are affiliated to SH. In this way, CUP will identify you as an author qualified to publish Open Access at no cost.

Once your article has been accepted for publication, the library will be asked to confirm your affiliation. After confirmation, you will receive an email from RightsLink stating that your article has been approved and that Södertörn University covers the publishing fees for Open Access. Please note that the library does not cover any additional fees such as page- or colour-charges.

The article becomes Open Access immediately when it is published.

The agreement includes unlimited publishing with Open Access in De Gruyters hybrid journals in 2021. Publishing in Open Access journals is discounted by 30%. The remaining part of APC is not covered by the library but is invoiced to the author. Just over half of the publisher's approximately 100 pure Open Access journals do not charge an APC, for others the fee varies between 500 and 2,250 EUR. The license is CC-BY when you publish with De Gruyter. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2023.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

Publishing in De Gruyter hybrid journals

When submitting a manuscript to a De Gruyter journal, be sure to:

  • Use your SH email address
  • Enter your affiliation to Södertörn University

In this way, De Gruyter will identify you as an author who is qualified to publish Open Access, free of charge.

Publishing in De Gruyter fully Open Access journals

  • Await an email from RightsLink requesting APC payment
    Click – "Pay charges now / Raise an invoice"
  • Log in or create an account in RightsLink
  • Input Södertörn University in the "Affiliation Discount" section, this will then cause the APC discount (30%) to be applied
  • The invoice will then be sent via the library to the author.

The agreement includes unlimited Open Access publishing in the Science Direct Freedom Collection and all Open Access journals, provided that you are a researcher at Södertörn University. The Science Direct Freedom Collection contains about 2,000 titles, including journals from learned societies. Titles included can, however, be changed during the contract period. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2022.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

Upon acceptance of an article, the Corresponding Author receives an email with a unique link where you can choose publishing options.

  • On the Corresponding Author page, as a Corresponding Author, select your affiliation. That way, Elsevier connects you to the agreement.
  • On the Publishing Options page, you as an author will see the different publishing options; Gold Open Access and Subscription. If you want to take part in the agreement and publish your article Open Access without paying APC, then choose Gold Open Access. Then the library will verify if you are affiliated to Södertörn University.
  • Confirm and complete the subsequent steps.

The agreement includes unlimited Open Access publishing in all Emerald journals, including pure Open Access journals, as well as publishing on the Emerald Open Research platform. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2023.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

The publisher plans to introduce an automatic submission system during the first half of 2021. Until then, recognition of email domains is performed manually by the publisher. This means that if you as a Corresponding Author are to be able to take part in the agreement, you must use your Södertörn University email address when submitting your manuscript.

The agreement includes a 10% discount for publishing in Frontier's journals. The invoice is paid by the author and sent via the library to the author. Publishing fees range from $ 0 - $ 2,950 depending on journal and article type. The publisher's website contains information on publishing fees and discounts External link, opens in new window.. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

To take part in the agreement, select "Södertörn University" as the institutional payer in the invoice section when you submit your article.

Frontiers will then verify your affiliation with the library, and when it is confirmed, the invoice will be sent to the library, which will forward it to you as the author.

The agreement includes publishing with Open Access in approximately 340 of Oxford's hybrid journals. Please note that pure Open Access journals are not included in the agreement. Publishing with Open Access is also permitted in some journals for which the university does not have reading rights. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

  • Log into Author Services using the unique link provided in the welcome email. If you don’t have an account you need to create one first.
  • On the Manuscript Licenses page, select and complete an Open Access license for your article
  • On the Publishing Charges for Your Article page, select Swedish Universities (Bibsam affiliated) from the dropdown list of institutions beneath Open Access Prepayment Account
  • Confirm and complete the subsequent steps in Author Services.

There is a more detailed description of the process External link, opens in new window. on the publisher's website.

The agreement includes unlimited publishing with Open Access in SAGE's hybrid journals. There is a 20% discount on publishing in SAGE's pure Open Access journals. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2022.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

Follow these steps to publish Open Access in one of SAGE's hybrid journals:

  • Upon acceptance you will receive an email with a link to SAGE Open Access Portal (SOAP)
  • Login or create an account in SOAP and follow the instructions
  • Choose Open Access for your article (preselected), you will not receive an APC invoice

For publishing in SAGE's pure Open Access journals, the difference is that APC is reduced by 20% and the remaining part is paid by the author.

The agreement includes publishing with Open Access in Springer Nature's hybrid journals, so-called Open Choice (approximately 1,850 titles). The articles are licensed CC-BY. Article types covered are: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications and Continuous Education. You can read more about the Springer Compact External link, opens in new window. on Springer's own website. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

Once your article has been accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form. There you will be asked to state your affiliation from a list of institutions. Select "Södertörn University" and use your email address for SH.

The library then verifies your affiliation and the article is published Open Access at no cost to you.

The agreement includes publishing with Open Access in Springer Nature's Open Access journals (just over 430 titles). Included imprints are as follows:

  • BioMed Central (BMC)
  • Springer Open Journals
  • Springer Nature
  • Nature Research
  • Palgrave Macmillan

During the contract period, a certain number of articles per year are included. The number of articles is not specified per organisation, but the "first come, first served" principle applies. The agreement period is until 31 December 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

After your article is accepted, the Corresponding Author will receive an email with a link to Springer Nature's Eligibility Checker, a tool where you will confirm your affiliation. Enter "Södertörn University" and confirm.

The library then verifies your affiliation and the article is published Open Access at no cost to you.

The agreement includes publishing with Open Access in all Taylor & Francis hybrid journals. Note that the hybrid journals that are not included in the reading part of the agreement are included in the publishing part.

During the contract period, a certain number of articles per year are included. The number of articles is not specified per organisation, but the "first come, first served" principle applies. You can read more about Taylor & Francis' agreement External link, opens in new window. on the publisher's own website. The agreement period is until 31 December 2021.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

In addition to stating your affiliation to Södertörn University, it is important that you use your SH email address when sending a manuscript to one of Taylor & Francis hybrid journals. In this way, the publisher automatically identifies articles that qualify for publishing with Open Access within the university's agreement.

After your article has been accepted, the library will be notified and asked to verify your affiliation. Shortly afterwards, you will receive an email from Taylor & Francis asking you to choose a CC license for your article. Once you have done this, the article will be published Open Access.

The agreement includes publishing with Open Access in all the publisher's hybrid journals (approximately 1,400 titles) and pure Open Access journals (just over 150 titles). Wiley's agreement includes a limited number of articles. The agreement is valid until 31 December 2022.

How do you as a researcher take part in the agreement?

When publishing in a Wiley journal with Open Access, the Corresponding Author can choose "Södertörn University" as the paying institution already at the time of submission. When you publish in a hybrid journal, you will be asked to confirm your affiliation to Södertörn University and will be asked to select the "OnlineOpen" option once the article has been accepted.

The library then verifies your affiliation and the article is published Open Access at no cost to you.

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Last updated: 2021-06-17 by Kristina Hanson

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