Publishers L-Z with a discount on publication fees

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg can get discounts on all or part of the publication fee through the university library's agreements with the following publishers.

Oxford University Press

Publish free of charge

The corresponding author does not have to pay any publication fee when publishing Open Access in Oxford University Press hybrid journals. Publishing in journals from learned societies are not included.

The agreement is of the "first come, first served" type and covers a limited amount of articles for the universities that are participating in the agreement.

To make use of the agreement

  1. As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.
  2. Once the article has been accepted for publication, the author receives an e-mail with login details and a link to the publishers "Author Services site”.
  3. On the Manuscript Licenses page, choose which type of license the article should be published under. Select an Open Access license (eg CC BY) to approve the terms of the license.
  4. You will come to the Publishing Charges for Your Article page with a subheading called "Open Access Prepayment Account" and a drop-down menu.
  5. Select Swedish Universities (Bibsam affiliated) on the menu.
  6. University Library verifies that the article belongs to a researcher affiliated to the University of Gothenburg and then the article is published Open Access.

Journal titles included in the agreement with Oxford University Press

Information for authors at Oxford University Press


PeerJ Journals

Publish free of charge

The Gothenburg University Library has prepaid publication fees at PeerJ to the value of USD 5000. This allows researchers at the University of Gothenburg to publish their articles at PeerJ at no cost. The agreement is valid until the entire deposit amount has been used. The University Library then decides if the agreement will be renewed.

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication. The University Library will check your affiliation before approving the use of the fund.

PeerJ - University of Gothenburg Account Page


PLOS (Public Library of Science)

Publish free of charge

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg can publish Open Access free of charge at PLOS. The Gothenburg Univeristy Library has an agreement with PLOS and pays all publication fees.

To make use of the agreement

When you, the corresponding author, submit your manuscript to a journal at PLOS, select "Institutional Account Program" and the University of Gothenburg. If the article is accepted for publication, the library verifies your affiliation with the University of Gothenburg.

More about Institutional Account Program

Journals from PLOS


Royal Society of Chemistry

Publish free of charge

The University of Gothenburg is participating in a consortium agreement for The Royal Society of Chemistry, where the publishing fees are included in the cost for the agreement. Corresponding authors at GU can publish Open Access in all journals included in the agreement.

Publishing in journals that are fully Open Access (Gold Open Access) is not part of the agreement.

To make use of the agreement

  1. As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.
  2. The publisher will inform that the cost is already included in the agreement when they accept an article for publishing. The article is instantly available freely at the time of publishing.

Royal Society of Medicine

Publish free of charge in hybrid journals or at a discount in fully Open Access journals

  • The agreement provides access to unlimited publication with open access in the publisher's hybrid journals.
  • The agreement provides a 20% discount on publication in the publisher's fully open journals (Gold Open Access).
  • Articles accepted for publication after January 1, 2020 are covered by the agreement.

The publisher has a script management system SOAP, SAGE Open Access Portal, which handles all articles, i.e. both hybrid and fully open journals (Gold).

Publish free of charge in hybrid journals

To make use of the agreement for hybrid journals

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.

When an article has been accepted for publication, the author receives an email informing that the article can be published with open access through the agreement with Bibsam. The author is asked to go to SOAP.

  1. In SOAP, open access publishing is the default option, but you can opt out.
  2. If you choose Open Access publishing, CC BY becomes the only licensing option. You can contact the publisher directly if they prefer a different type of license.

Publish at a discount in fully open journals

The agreement gives a 20% discount on publication in the publisher's fully Open Access journals (Gold Open Access). The publication cost is to be paid by the author.

To make use of the agreement for fully open journals

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication. The library checks the author's affiliation with the University of Gothenburg. Thereafter, a 20% discount is automatically deducted from the invoice that is to be paid by the author.

About the agreement with Royal Society of Medicine


SAGE

Publish free of charge in hybrid journals or at a discount in fully Open Access journals

  • The agreement provides access to unlimited publication with open access in the publisher's hybrid journals.
  • The agreement provides a 20% discount on publication in the publisher's fully open journals (Gold Open Access).
  • Articles accepted for publication after January 1, 2020 are covered by the agreement.

The publisher has a script management system SOAP, SAGE Open Access Portal, which handles all articles, i.e. both hybrid and fully open journals (Gold).

Publish free of charge in hybrid journals

To make use of the agreement for hybrid journals

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.

When an article has been accepted for publication, the author receives an email informing that the article can be published with open access through the agreement with Bibsam. The author is asked to go to SOAP.

  1. In SOAP, open access publishing is the default option, but you can opt out.
  2. If you choose Open Access publishing, CC BY becomes the only licensing option. You can contact the publisher directly if they prefer a different type of license.

Publish at a discount in fully open journals

The agreement gives a 20% discount on publication in the publisher's fully Open Access journals (Gold Open Access). The publication cost is to be paid by the author.

To make use of the agreement for fully open journals

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication. The library checks the author's affiliation with the University of Gothenburg. Thereafter, a 20% discount is automatically deducted from the invoice that is to be paid by the author.

About the agreement with SAGE

Fully open journals (Gold Open Access) included in the agreement with Sage


Science Online

Publish with a discount

All authors at the University of Gothenburg receive a discount on the APC for the journal Science Advances.

To make use of the agreement

State the University of Gothenburg patron number at AAAS/Science: 11946989

About the agreement with Science Online


SPIE

Publish free of charge

Authors affiliated to the University of Gothenburg can publish Open Access in all SPIE Journals without any cost.

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.


Springer Compact

Publish free of charge

Through the university library's agreement with Springer, researchers at the University of Gothenburg doesn’t have to pay to make their articles freely available. The agreement applies only to the corresponding author. All the hybrid journals from Springer (approximately 1600 journals) are included in the agreement.

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.

About the agreement with Springer Compact


Springer Nature fully open access journals

Publish free of charge

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg can publish without any charge in all Springer Nature fully open access journals. The article processing charges are covered by a national agreement with the publisher. The agreement applies only to the corresponding author.

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.

Imprints included in the agreement:
BioMed Central
SpringerOpen Journals
Nature Research Open Access Journals


Taylor & Francis

Publish free of charge

The agreement with Taylor & Francis is a national consortium agreement that allows authors affiliated to the University of Gothenburg to publish their articles with instant open access in Taylor & Francis' hybrid journals (Open Select).

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.


Wiley

Publish free of charge

The agreement with Wiley provides access to publish with open access in Wiley's hybrid journals and fully open titles. Publication within the agreement applies to articles accepted by the publisher after 1/1 2020.

To make use of the agreement

As a corresponding author, you shall state your affiliation to the University of Gothenburg and use your email address from the University of Gothenburg when you submit an article for publication.

Information for authors at Wiley


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