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Library Research Support: Open Research: Publisher Deals

This guide is intended to provide advice and support on open access research, including guidance around Durham Research Online (DRO), open access publishing, research data management and related topics.

We have a range of publisher deals available for Durham authors wishing to publish open access.  Many of these deals provide free APCs for Durham corresponding authors; others provide a discount on the APC.

The following deals are available to all Durham authors to help reduce the costs of Gold open access. If you have any questions about any of the following deals, please contact openaccess.publishing@durham.ac.uk.

Please note, these deals do not endorse any particular publisher or attempt to influence author choice. They have been arranged based on the publishing activity of Durham researchers in combination with financial considerations, and are designed to support innovation in Open Access publishing.

Current deals

Update 29th September 2020

We have now used up our 2020 allowance of vouchers.  If you are funded by UKRI we can commit money for any ACS publication as long as we have enough funds left. 

Summary

  • A limited number of vouchers are available under the ACS Open Access Agreement
  • Vouchers can be used by any Durham-affiliated corresponding authors publishing in ACS journals
  • One voucher will cover the full cost of immediate open access with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence
  • Vouchers can be used for articles accepted for publication during 2020

Discount

100% (free APCs with a voucher under this deal)

What to do

  • At the point of submission, it is advised that you select "Durham University" from the dropdown box in Paragon Plus and use your Durham-affiliated email address
  • On acceptance of your article, the corresponding author will receive an email offering them the opportunity to request open access
  • At this point, contact openaccess.publishing@durham.ac.uk to request confirmation that a voucher is available for you to use. If a voucher is available you will also receive guidance on how to proceed from this point to request open access formally from ACS. Please note that if you follow the link in the email from ACS to request open access for your article before contacting the Open Access Team then you may need to have a Copyright Clearance Center account to complete the process
  • Vouchers cannot be committed in advance of acceptance
  • If you are funded by one of the UK Research Councils, please still request funding via the usual route so that this can be included in the annual report to UKRI. 

 

Summary

  • From 1st January 2020 any Durham corresponding author can publish open access in any Brill journal and the APC will be waived.
  • For more information see Brill's webpages.

Discount

  • 100% (free APCs through our deal)

What to do:

  • 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.

 

 

Summary
  • We are part of the IOP and Jisc Collections agreement which enables researchers to publish their work Open Access with the majority of IOP's hybrid journals.
  • The deal applies to corresponding authors.
Discount
  • Free APCs for 44 hybrid journals managed editorially by IOP publishing. More information here
  • 70% discount for most of IOP's hybrid partner journals
What to do:
Free APCs:
  • IOP will identify qualifying articles for free APCs and inform authors of their inclusion.
  • You will be asked to agree to the CC BY open access license.
Discounted APCs:
  • No automatic identification - you will need to opt in to Open Access and request this discount personally. Please contact the Open Access team at the library if you would like to clarify if a journal is included.
 

 

Summary

  • Available to all Durham University-affililated corresponding authors
  • UK Research Council-funded authors who wish the APC payment to be made via the University's RCUK block grant, please apply for funds and ensure these are committed before submitting to a fully OA journal.

Discount

  • 10%

What to do

  • Authors are prompted in the last step of submission to determine if they are eligible for discounts under the open access program
  • The program is pre-selected if authors use their institutional email address
  • Further information can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/ioap

 

Summary

  • We financially support the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) and this ensures that the journals published by them are fully open access with no Article Processing Charges to be paid by authors
  • The current list of OLH journals can be found here

Discount

  • 100% (no APC to pay)

What to do

  • Follow the directions for submission on the OLH website

 

Summary

  • Through our annual membership, Durham University-affiliated corresponding authors can benefit from a 25% discount on the cost of their Article Processing Charge (APC) in a number of Royal Sociiety hybrid journal titles
  • Current membership period: May 2020-April 2021
  • UK Research Council-funded authors who wish the APC payment to be made via the University's RCUK block grant, please apply for funds and ensure these are committed before requesting open access from the publisher

Discount

  • 25%

What to do

  • If you have guaranteed funds for your APC, tick the OA box when submitting your manuscript
  • If funds are not yet guaranteed you can make the request later in the publishing process

 

Update 7th October 2020

We have now used up our 2020 allowance of vouchers.  If you are funded by UKRI we can commit money for any RSC publication as long as we have enough funds left. 

Summary

  • As part of the current deal with this publisher, Durham University receives a number of free APCs for hybrid journals for Durham corresponding authors. Following, the cap a 15% discount will be applied.
  • UK Research Council-funded authors who wish the APC payment to be made via the University's RCUK block grant, please apply for funds and ensure these are committed before requesting open access from the publisher.

Discount

  • Free APCs on hybrid journals to a limit of 12 articles for 2020.
  • 15% discount for Pure Gold Open Access journals and any hybrid article following the 12 aticle cap.

What to do

  • The free APC or institutional discount will be applied by the publisher - make sure that you select the correct institition if prompted to do so and use your Durham University email address for correspondence.

 

Summary

  • Durham corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package, as well as in the IMechE Journal Collection and the Royal Society of Medicine Collection, which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice) can be published open access, free of charge.
  • Corresponding authors publishing an article in a gold open access journal are also entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC) on 150+ pure Gold journals. Click here for the participating Gold journal title list.

Discount

  • 100% for hybrid journals
  • 20% for pure Gold open access journals.

What to do

  • The Open Access team will be asked to confirm that you are affiliated with Durham.
  • Once we have done this, Sage will ask you to choose your license to publish open access; Sage recommend doing this as quickly as possible to avoid any delays.

 

Summary

  • Jisc Collections has led the negotiation and development of a new agreement Springer Compact agreement for UK institutions that enables all articles published in Springer Open Choice (hybrid) journals to be open access and automatically compliant with funder requirements and for subscription access to Springer journals to be maintained (signed May 2019).
  • The deal is available to all Durham correcponding authors publishing in Springer Open Choice journals that apply CC BY licenses.
  • Retrospective conversion is not available through this deal.
  • There are a finite number of available APCs to all HEIs that are signed up to the agreement. We are unable to guarantee, therefore, that there will be availability at the point a paper is accepted.

Discount

  • 100% (free APCs under this deal)

What to do

  • When completing the online form at acceptance, under Your University / Institution select "University of Durham (Durham | United Kingdom)" from the drop down list.
  • The Your open access option dialogue will then appear. Select "Yes, I want to publish my article with open access and my institution covers the charge". Please be assured that if you see this message that neither you nor your department will be charged for the APC. If you decline the offer to publish your article in gold open access at this stage, the publisher will not permit you to then change your mind.
  • Springer will then notify the Library's Open Access Team for verification that the author is affiliated with Durham.
  • Once verified, the publisher will proceed with publishing your paper gold open access with a CC BY licence.
  • Springer flyer for corresponding authors: how to publish your article open access

 

Important notice about the Wiley deal.

We have received notification from JISC that we are reaching the national article cap for the Wiley deal for 2020:

"From 12 October (Jisc & Wiley) have taken the decision to limit OA publishing to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only to guarantee that all research funded will be published OA in 2020."

Durham University's Open Access team do have access to some credit from Wiley.  We will therefore still be able to support many of our Durham corresponding authors to publish open access, regardless of funder.  If there is credit available, you will be directed to use this when you sign your licence to publish agreement with Wiley. 

We will update this guide with any further information that we receive. 

Summary

  • In March 2020 we signed up to the Wiley Read & Publish deal.
  • There will be no charge to the author for gold open access in any of Wiley's fully gold Open Access, hybrid or OnlineOpen journals.
  • The deal is available for Durham corresponding authors.
  • Articles must be accepted after 2nd March 2020.
  • There is a national cap on the number of articles that can be published which is an "estimated 85% of UK output open access". Jisc will inform Durham when we approach the cap.
  • More information available here.

Discount

  • 100% (free APCs through our deal)

What to do

  • Select “Durham University" from the Funder/Institution Payment drop down menu when completing Wiley’s Open Online order form.
  • The Library will be notified of the order and will approve payment from the deposit account on your behalf.