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Open access publishing deals

The University of Bergen has Open Access (OA) publishing deals with several academic publishers.

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The University of Bergen (UiB) has Open Access (OA) publishing deals with several academic publishers. Some deals offer discounts on article processing charges (APCs) while other deals covers the APCs in full. To be eligible for discounts or payment of the APC, you must be affiliated with UiB and the corresponding author on the publication.

If you want to publish in an open access journal that is not included in these agreements, you can apply for funding from the publication fund. Please note that open access publishing in subscription journals is not covered by the publication fund.

ACS - American Chemical Society

Validity period:1.1.2020-31.12.2022. (Articles accepted after January 1, 2020)
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

All journals from ACS

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB.

Article types:Peer reviewed articles.
Licences possible:CC BY 
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

ACS will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Biomed Central og Springer Open

Validity period:Annual
Type of contract:

15% discount on article processing charges (APCs)

Journals covered:

All

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB.

Article types:All article types.
Licences possible:CC BY
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

UiB employees that submits an article through the UiB network will be recognized by the IP address and will automatically receive the discount. If an employee submits an article outside the University network, the contributor must chose UiB from a drop down menu and submit their UiB email address to get the discount.

Cambridge University Press

Validity period:1.1.2020–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Title list

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Licences possible:Creative Commons
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Cambridge Univeristy Press will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

De Gruyter

Validity period:1.1.2021-31.12.2023. 
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Subscription journals that offer open access, and fully open access journals. (Fully open access journals are only covered for UiB authors, not authors from Haukeland University Hospital.) 

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Article types:Research and review articles
Licences possible:CC BY og CC BY-NC-ND
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

De Gruyter will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB or Haukeland Univeristy Hospital will be confirmed by the university library.

Elsevier

Validity period:1.1.2019-31.12.2021. 
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Selected fully Open Access journals and subscription journals that offer Open Access publishing (hybrid) are included in the agreement. 

Titles from societies that are included in the agreement (from October 1, 2019)

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Article types:All article types. 
Licences possible:CC BY og CC BY-NC-ND
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Elsevier will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Frontiers

Validity period:1.1.2020-31.12.2022. 
Type of contract:

Pay-as-you-publish, 10% discount on the APC. Central payment.

Journals covered:

All titles from Frontiers

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB.

Article types:Article types A and B 
Licences possible:CC BY
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

To submit your article under this institutional agreement, please select University of Bergen’ as institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting your article. Please use your UiB-email.

Frontiers will then verify your eligibility with University of Bergen, and if confirmed, the APC (minus the discount) will be paid by University of Bergen upon acceptance.

MDPI

Validity period:Renewed annually
Type of contract:

Pay-as-you-publish, 10% discount on the APC. Central payment.

Journals covered:

All titles from MDPI

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB.

Article types:Research articles
Licences possible:CC BY
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

State UiB as your institutional affiliation and 'IOAP program' when submitting your manuscript. Use your institutional e-mail address.

Your affiliation will be confirmed by the university library. The author is not involved in the invoicing process. Invoices will be handled centrally by the university library.

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Validity period:1.1.2020–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Title list

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Article types:Research articles
Licences possible:Creative Commons
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Oxford University Press will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Royal Society of Chemistry(RSC)

Validity period:1.1.2021–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Title list

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB.

Licences possible:Creative Commons CC BY and CC BY-NC
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

State your affiliation to University of Bergen throughout the publishing process. Use your UiB e-mail address.

RSC will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Sage

Validity period:1.1.2020–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

All hybrid titles excluding 12 titles.

20 % discount on APCs in Sage gold open access titles.

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Licences possible:Creative Commons
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Sage will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

SpringerNature

Validity period:1.1.2020–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

List of included titles.

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Licences possible:Creative Commons
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

SpringerNature will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Taylor & Francis

Validity period:1.1.2020–31.12.2022.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

Most of Taylor & Francis' subscription titles that has an Open Access option are included in the agreement (Open Select journals).

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Article types:Original articles.
Licences possible:CC BY og CC BY-NC-ND
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Taylor & Francis will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.

Wiley

Validity period:1.5.2019–31.12.2021. Articles must be accepted after May 1, 2019.
Type of contract:

Read and publish (read access and Article Processing Charges combined in one deal).

Journals covered:

All fully Open Access journals and subscription journals that offer Open Access publishing (OnlineOpen) are included.

Authors eligible:

Corresponding authors affiliated with UiB or Haukeland University Hospital.

Article types:Primary research and review articles.
Licences possible:Creative Commons. Choice of licenses varies between journals.
Publisher's info:Publisher website
Workflow:

Wiley will notify the author of the possibility to publish Open Access at no cost during the publication process. Author affiliation to UiB will be confirmed by the university library.