Linköping University Library has agreements with publishers that give LiU authors a discount on publishing charges when publishing in a number of Open Access journals. For 2022, the Library has signed three new publishing agreements. There have also been modifications in some existing agreements.
The new agreements are with Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), Nature journals, and, from the 1st of February, Public Library of Science (PLoS).
The existing agreements with Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press have been expanded to include pure Open Access journals (previously, these agreements covered only hybrid journals). The agreements with American institute of Physics (AIP) and Springer now include bigger publishing catalogues than previously. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) agreement now also includes the pure OA journal RSC Advances.
Collected information about existing agreements is available at Library publishing agreements.
Publishing agreements usually cover a selection of journals from each publisher. Use the search service SciFree to search specific journals to see if they are covered by an agreement. The SciFree search box can be found at the page linked above.
Some agreements cover the whole article processing charge (APC), others give authors a discount. In the latter case, the corresponding author pays the remaining amount.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about library publishing agreements. The Library’s Open Access team can be reached at: email@example.com.