To facilitate open access, some journal publishers are including open access costs (Article Processing Charges – APCs) in journal subscription deals, so authors can make their research articles open access at no additional cost. The Library spends the bulk of its resource budget on journal subscription fees and currently has journal subscriptions with all the major publishers. The Library now has agreements with some of them that cover the cost of APCs for researchers at the university.
The Edinburgh Napier University Open Access Policy states that we are a green open access route university, encouraging researchers to deposit all their research in the repository. However, these agreements mean we can sometimes support authors with gold open access as well. To take advantage of publisher deals, the information below can help you find out whether the publisher of your target journal is included. Regardless of whether you make use of these agreements or not you still need to deposit your work in the research repository.
To find out if open access costs are covered for the publisher of your target journal, check the list of publishers and their offers in the table below. We aim to keep the information up to date but please be aware that this is a developing area that can change very quickly. Publishers could withdraw offers or change the terms at short notice. Please note that many of the agreements only cover publishing in ‘hybrid’ subscription titles, and not fully open access journals. Currently, only Wiley, OUP, and CUP include fully open access journals in their open access agreements.
The publisher should inform you about any available deals during the article submission/acceptance process. If not – or if you have any further questions about this area – please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
|ACM||From 1 Jan 2023, all corresponding authors affiliated with Edinburgh Napier can publish journal articles and conference papers with ACM open access without needing to pay any individual APCs.|
|American Chemical Society||Edinburgh Napier-affiliated authors can publish their articles open access in all ACS journals at no extra cost.|
|Brill||Edinburgh Napier-affiliated authors can publish their articles open access in all Brill journals at no extra cost.|
|British Psychological Society||All authors with a BPS membership will not be charged an APC when they publish in affiliated journals published by Wiley. When you’re submitting your article in Wiley’s submission system, select British Psychological Society as the funder. Check the BPS Members Benefits webpage for full details.|
|Cambridge University Press|| |
An agreement covers the open access publication of all research articles affiliated with Edinburgh Napier.
An agreement covers the open access publication of all research articles in hybrid journals at no additional cost for authors (articles in fully open access journals are not included).
|Karger||Free APCs in all hybrid and gold open access journals.|
|Oxford University Press||An agreement covers the open access publication of all research articles at no additional cost for authors.|
|Sage||SAGE offer Gold Open Access for articles published in SAGE hybrid/subscription journals, where the corresponding author is affiliated with Edinburgh Napier University (or any other Scottish university).|
|Springer Nature||The cost of open access publishing is covered by the Springer Nature open access agreement, so all eligible research articles in hybrid titles can be made open access (articles in fully open access journals are not included). From 2023, Nature Research journals are included in the deal.|
|Taylor and Francis/Routledge||An open access agreement with Taylor & Francis covers all research and review articles published in hybrid titles (articles in fully open access journals are not included). This includes Routledge journals.|
|Wiley||Edinburgh Napier University has an open access arrangement with Wiley which means that all authors affiliated with participating institutions (including ENU) may publish primary research and review articles in Wiley journals at no further charge. The corresponding author must be from an eligible institution. Please note that only a certain number of articles can be published each year under this agreement – the limit may be reached towards the end of each year. As of 1 Jan 2023, some Hindawi journals are now included in the deal.|