Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

Open Access publishing: funds, discounts and vouchers

University of Barcelona funding for Open Access publishing 

 

This year the Vice-rectorate for Research Promotion makes available to the community of the University of Barcelona a new call for grants to publish in open access scientific journals, framed in the policy for supporting the free dissemination of knowledge. The budget for this call is 120.000 euros.

 

This call will be open until the end of 2022, or until available funds run out..
 
 
 

Publisher's Transformative Agreements 

 

Research staff at the University of Barcelona can publish in open access in  journals of those publishers with a transformative agreement reached individually or through the CRUE-CSIC alliance.

 
You can check the conditions of each publisher at:

 

American Chemical Society

The University of Barcelona, ​​through the state agreement signed by the CRUE and the CSIC with the American Chemical Society (ACS), has a number of articles for open access publication in journals that offer the hybrid option and open access journals. ACS Omega is not included in the agreement.

 

This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost. This agreement is in effect until 2024 and the number of covered items will increase each year.

 

For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. Then, researchers should choose a publishing license. Please notice that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

 

List of hybrid journals of ACS journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

Transformative agreement document avaible at CSUC [in catalan].

 

Cambridge University Press
The University of Barcelona, ​​through the Center for Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) has signed an agreement transformative with Cambridge University Press.
 
This agreement allows, as of January 2021, to maintain access to all the journals of this publishing house as until moment. But, at the same time, it also allows articles to be published as open access without any additional cost, where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona. These conditions will be maintained until the end of the agreement, in December 2023.
 
Researchers do not have to pay any APC (Article Processing Charge) whether it is published in an access journal full open as if it is published in a journal that offers the hybrid option (publish an article in open in a subscription access journal).
 
For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. Then, researchers should choose a publishing license. Please notice that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.
 

List of Cambridge University Press journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

Transformative agreement document.

 

The Company of Biologists

The University of Barcelona, ​​through the Center for Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) has signed an agreement transformative with The Company of Biologists.

 

This agreement allows, as of January 2022, to maintain access to all the journals of this publishing house as until moment. But, at the same time, it also allows articles to be published as open access without any additional cost, where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona. These conditions will be maintained until the end of the agreement, in December 2024.

Researchers do not have to pay any APC (Article Processing Charge) whether it is published in an access journal full open as if it is published in a journal that offers the hybrid option (publish an article in open in a subscription access journal).
 

Journals included are:

 

  • Development
  • Journal of Cell Science
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • Disease, Models and Mechanisms
  • Biology Open
 

For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. Then, researchers should choose a publishing license. Please notice that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

Transformative agreement document.

 

Elsevier
The University of Barcelona, ​​through the state agreement signed by the CRUE and the CSIC with Elsevier publishing, has a number of articles for open access publication in journals that offer the hybrid option.
 
This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost. This agreement is in effect until 2024 and the number of covered items will increase each year.
 
In addition, when it is published in an open access journal, it will be possible to enjoy a 10% discount on the established rate.

For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. At this time researchers should choose a publishing license. They remember that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

 

List of hybrid journals of Elsevier journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

Transformative agreement document avaible at CSUC [in catalan].

 

Karger Journals

The University of Barcelona, ​​through the Center for Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) has signed an agreement transformative with Karger Journals

 

This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost. This agreement is in effect until 2022.

 

Researchers do not have to pay any APC (Article Processing Charge) whether it is published in an access journal full open as if it is published in a journal that offers the hybrid option (publish an article in open in a subscription access journal).

 

For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. At this time researchers should choose a publishing license. They remember that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

 

List of Karger journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

Rockefeller University Press

The University of Barcelona, ​​through the Center for Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) has signed an agreement transformative with Rockefeller University Press.

This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost.
 

Researchers do not have to pay any APC (Article Processing Charge) when publishing in any of the following journals:

 

  • Journal of Cell Biology Online (ISSN 1540-8140)
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine Online (ISSN 1540-9538)
  • Journal of General Physiology Online (ISSN 1540-7748)

 

 

For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. At this time researchers should choose a publishing license. They remember that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

 

Springer

 

The University of Barcelona, through the state agreement signed by the CRUE and the CSIC with Springer publishing, has a number of articles for open access publication in journals that offer the hybrid option.

 
This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost. This agreement is in effect until 2024 and the number of covered items will increase each year.
 
 
For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. At this time researchers should choose a publishing license. They remember that many funders requires that the publication license be CC BY.

 

List of hybrid journals of Springer journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

Transformative agreement document avaible at CSUC [in catalan].

 

Wiley

 

The University of Barcelona, ​​through the state agreement signed by the CRUE and the CSIC with Wiley publishing, has a number of articles for open access publication in Wiley's journals that offer the hybrid option (Check the list at the end of this entry)
 
This agreement maintains access to all the journals of this publisher, as before, and, at the same time, also allows the articles published where the corresponding author is from the University of Barcelona are open access without any additional cost. This agreement is in effect until 2024.
 
For a publication to be open access, it must be requested when the article is accepted. At this time researchers should choose a publishing license. We remind you that there are many funders requiring the publication license must be CC BY.
 
As a result of the transformational agreement signed with Wiley by the CRUE and the CSIC, during the first four months of 2022 the cost of publishing in Wiley's open access journals  will be covered by the remainder of the 2021 agreement. Therefore, you will not have to pay anything to publish in an open access journal as long as the correspondent author belongs and identifies as an affiliate of one of the signatory institutions of the agreement. This gratuity will end on April 30th., 2022.
 

List of Wiley journals where you can publish in open access under this agreement.

 
 

Further options to open access publishing

Discounts to publish on Frontiers

Frontiers is offering to researchers of University of Barcelona a discount off 10% on the standard fee they charge to publish accepted articles in any of their journals.

 

In order to request this discount, authors should identify themselves as University of Barcelona members when they deal with a Frontiers journal to arrange for the publication of a research article. The application of this discount is monitored from the CRAI, if you have any questions you can contact the Research Unit.

Discounts to publish on MDPI

In 2021 MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is once again offering to researchers of University of Barcelona a discount off 10% on the standard fee they charge to publish accepted articles in any of their journals. This economic incentive is the result of a program aimed at strengthening the link between the Swiss publishing group and prestigious research and higher education institutions such as the University of Barcelona. The discounts are an effective tool for increasing Open Access publication of university research results.

In order to request this discount, authors should identify themselves as University of Barcelona members when they deal with an MDPI journal to arrange for the publication of a research article. Please notice that this discount does not apply if any of the discount vouchers offered by the same MPDI group are used. These special terms will remain in effect until 28th. February 2023.

 
Voucher to publish on De Gruyter

The University of Barcelona has four vouchers to publish in hybrid open access in  De Gruyter's journals along 2022. o enjoy one of these vouchers authors should identify themselves as University of Barcelona members and that they request it when the article is accepted.

Voucher to publish on Emerald

The University of Barcelona has three vouchers to publish in open access in Emerald's journals along 2022. To enjoy one of these vouchers authors should identify themselves as University of Barcelona members and that they request it when the article is accepted. These vouchers will be kept up to 2023.

Discounts to publish on IntechOpen

As of 1st January, 2020, IntechOpen offers discounts off to 20 up to 25% with respect to its fees for publishing books or book chapters in open access. In order to get benefit this discount it's necessary to identify as a member of the University of Barcelona. If you have any questions, contact with the Research Unit.

Discounts to publish on Royal Chemical Society

Royal Chemical Society Publishing offers 15% discount off on APC (article processing charge) to corresponding authors of articles accepted for publication to make their article Open Access. In order to get benefit this discount it's necessary to identify as a member of the University of Barcelona. If you have any questions, contact with the Research Unit.

Discounts to publish on SAGE

SAGE Publishing offers 15% discount off on APC (article processing charge) in the following open access journals. In order to get benefit this discount it's necessary to identify as a member of the University of Barcelona. If you have any questions, contact with the Research Unit.

 

 
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