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Open access discounts and memberships available to York authors

Open Access at York

To help you pay Open Access article processing charges (APCs), the Library holds discount agreements with major journal publishers.

When publishing with these organisations York affiliated authors are entitled to significant discounts on APCs or, in some cases, don't have to pay an APC at all.

Click on the headings below for more details about the discounts on offer, criteria for eligibility, and information on how to access them.

For more information, please email: openaccesspublishing@york.ac.uk.

Free Open Access for University of York authors

Many journals publish all articles open access without charging authors a publication fee. A full list of these journals is maintained by the Directory of Open Access Journals:

In addition, the publishers below have an agreement with the Library which allows University of York corresponding authors to publish open access at no additional cost.

American Chemical Society

Unfortunately our ACS offer is now closed for 2020. We will review whether we can renew the offer next year from January 2021.

Under the ACS Open Access pilot corresponding authors affiliated to University of York can publish open access in ACS journals without paying any APC. 

The scheme can be used to make articles open access on first publication but cannot be applied retrospectively to articles already published.

Make sure you give University of York as your institutional affiliation when you submit your article. When ACS email you about open access, follow the link to Open Access options and select the option Seek funding from University of York. Complete the order process - the cost should be given as $0.

The Library will also be notified when an article is accepted in an ACS journal with a University of York corresponding author and will contact the author.

Brill

The University has a ‘read and publish’ deal with Brill which means that all journal articles published by York-affiliated corresponding authors will be published Open Access immediately on publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence at no additional cost to the author or institution. There is no limit on the number of papers that can be made Open Access under the deal.

To publish your article Open Access, submit your article to your journal contact at Brill with the request to publish in Open Access and indicate that you are an author affiliated with one of the eligible institutions in the United Kingdom. Once the article gets accepted it will be published in Open Access right away and free of charge.

If you submit your article through Editorial Manager, you will be asked during the submission process whether you are eligible for the agreement. Once the article is accepted, it will be published in Open Access right away and free of charge.

Further information on the Brill website.

Company of Biologists

Corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to publish open access in Company of Biologists journals at no additional cost.

Articles with a corresponding author using a University of York email address on submission will be published open access under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence, and the final text will be deposited to the Pubmed Central repository immediately on acceptance.

This applies to fully open access and hybrid titles.

To be eligible authors must use their University of York email address on submission.

IOP Publishing

The University has a ‘read and publish’ deal with Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) which means that all York-affiliated corresponding authors can publish Open Access in the majority of IOP’s hybrid (subscription and OA) journals, without incurring any additional charge. The deal covers all of the hybrid journals which are owned by IOP and there is no limit on the number of papers that can be made Open Access under the deal. Research articles and reviews (letters, papers, reviews and special issue articles) accepted for publication after 1 Jan 2020 are eligible. IOP will automatically identify qualifying articles and inform authors of their inclusion. Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence under the deal.

Additionally, the deal includes a 70% discount on article processing charges (APCs) for some of the hybrid journals which IOP publishes on behalf of partner societies. 

For further details of the deal, including instructions for authors and a list of the journals covered, see IOP’s web page.

 

Microbiology Society

Corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to publish open access in Microbiology Society journals at no additional cost.

Articles with a corresponding author using a University of York email address on submission will be published open access under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence, and the final text will be deposited to the Pubmed Central repository immediately on acceptance.

This applies to fully open access and hybrid titles.

To be eligible authors must use their University of York email address on submission.

Portland Press

Corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to publish open access in Portland Press journals at no additional cost.

Articles with a corresponding author using a University of York email address on submission will be published open access under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence, and the final text will be deposited to the Pubmed Central repository immediately on acceptance.

This applies to fully open access and hybrid titles.

To be eligible authors must use their University of York email address on submission.

SAGE

The University has a ‘read and publish’ deal with Sage which means that all York-affiliated corresponding authors can publish Open Access in the majority of Sage’s hybrid (subscription and OA) journals, without incurring any additional charge. On acceptance, Sage will contact eligible corresponding authors with further details anda link to the Open Access Portal where they can accept Open Access publishing and sign the agreement. Articles will be Open Access immediately on publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. A Creative Commons Non-commercial (CC BY-NC) licence can be applied by request. There is no cap on the number of papers that can be made Open Access under this agreement.

 

A small number of SAGE hybrid journals are excluded from the offer. A list of these titles is  available on the Sage website. Some article types are also excluded, for example; book reviews, commercially sponsored articles.

The deal does not include Sage’s fully Open Access journals, but a 20% discount is available for these titles. To apply this discount, University of York authors need to enter the discount code JISC2020 on submission.

 

Springer (not including SpringerOpen, BioMed Central and Nature titles)

Under the Open Access Agreement for UK authors (sometimes called the 'Springer compact'), corresponding authors affiliated to University of York can publish open access in Springer journals without paying an APC.

See the Springer website for a full list of eligible journals. SpringerOpen, BioMed Central and Nature titles are not covered by this agreement.

Make sure you give University of York as your institutional affiliation when you submit your article. The Library will be contacted by Springer to confirm the affiliation, after which the article will be published open access.

Wiley

The University has a ‘read and publish’ deal with Wiley which means that all York-affiliated corresponding authors can publish Open Access in any of Wiley’s fully gold Open Access journals, or any of their hybrid (subscription and OA) journals which offer their ‘OnlineOpen’ option, without incurring any additional charges. The deal applies to journal articles accepted for publication on or after 2 March 2020. 

If you are publishing in a fully Open Access journal, the deal should be applied automatically if you select University of York as your institution during submission. If you are publishing in one of their hybrid journals, you will also have to select the OnlineOpen option on Wiley’s author dashboard after your paper has been accepted for publication. In either case, the Library will be asked by Wiley to confirm your affiliation to the University. (Your affiliation needs to be current at the point of acceptance for publication).

See the Wiley website for full instructions and a list of eligible journals

The deal grants the UK HEI sector a limited number of ‘free’ APC credit each year, to be assigned across institutions on a first-come-first-served basis. If this limit is reached then open access APCs will be charged for each article until the start of the next calendar year.

Open Access discounts available to all York authors

The discounts listed below are available to any University of York affiliated author. In some cases discounts will only apply if the corresponding author is affiliated to University of York. 

MDPI

As a participant in the Institutional Open Access Program, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 25% discount on the standard APC cost for all MDPI journals.

During the submission process, select University of York from the Institutional Open Access Program option (if you are submitting from on campus then this option should select automatically).

This discount cannot be used in combination with other discounts offered by MDPI.

Nucleic Acids Research (Oxford University Press)

As a Nucleic Acids Research Insitutional Membercorresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 50% discount on APCs for publication in Nucleic Acids Research.

When arranging to pay open access fees using the Nucleic Acids Research online system, be sure to access the system from on the a York campus or using the Virtual Private Network. The system should recognise your IP address and apply the discount automatically.

Routledge (excluding fully open access journals)

As a subscribing institution, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York may be entitled to a significantly reduced article processing charge of £568.50 (incl. VAT) for articles in Routledge 'Open Select' journals.

This agreement does not apply to fully open access 'Routledge Open' journals. 

Once your article is accepted, let the journal know that you are from a subscribing institution and would like to use the discounted 'Open Select' option.

Royal Society Publishing

As a Royal Society Open Access Member, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York are entitled to a 25% discount on APCs for articles in all Royal Society journals.

During submission to a Royal Society journal, ensure that University of York is given as your affiliation.

Taylor & Francis (excluding fully open access journals)

As a subscribing institution, corresponding authors affiliated to University of York may be entitled to a significantly reduced article processing charge of £568.50 (incl. VAT) for articles in Taylor and Francis 'Open Select' journals.

This agreement does not apply to fully open access 'Taylor and Francis Open' journals. 

Once your article is accepted, let the journal know that you are from a subscribing institution and would like to use the discounted 'Open Select' option.

Prepaid accounts

The following prepaid accounts only apply to payments made through the York Open Access Fund.

The Library maintains prepaid accounts with a small number of publishers to make it easier to pay publication costs. When requesting a payment through the York Open Access Fund, you will be informed if one of these arrangements apply.

BMJ

Payments to BMJ arranged though through the York Open Access Fund should be processed through our BMJ Open Access Account. This makes payment easier, and gives a 15% discount on APCs.

Before using this account you should have requested payment using our online payment request form.

On submission, authors are asked to provide an account code to prove eligibility. Please submit a request to the York Open Access Fund or contact openaccesspublishing@york.ac.uk to request a valid code.