FAQ – Publisher payment schemes

    • The Bodleian Libraries on behalf of the University have signed up to a number of open access agreements with publishers. These institutional deals give researchers at the University of Oxford a range of benefits and discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs). We have signed “read & publish” agreements enabling corresponding authors from the University of Oxford to publish research articles open access for no extra cost with the following publishers: Brill, Company of Biologists, Institute of Physics Publishing, Microbiology Society, Portland Press, Springer and Wiley.

    • Brill

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish Open Access articles at no extra cost in all Brill journals (329 titles including 24 fully Open Access).

      For more details and author instructions see Brill Journals 2020 Bridging Agreement.

    • Company of Biologists

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish Open Access articles at no extra cost in the Company of Biologists three subscription (hybrid) journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology.
      Fully open access journals are not covered. Authors still have to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish in Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

      Company of Biologists Read and Publish Agreement.

    • Institute of Physics Publishing (IoP)

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows open access publishing for University of Oxford corresponding authors in 44 of IoP’s subscription (hybrid) journals, without barriers or charges to authors. Research articles and review articles (letters, papers, reviews and special issue articles) accepted for publication after 1 Jan 2020 are eligible. Fully OA journals are not covered. Authors will still need to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for IoP’s fully open access journals.

      More details of eligible journal titles are on the IoP Publishing website.

      A news release about the IoP agreement was also posted on the Jisc website.

    • Microbiology Society

      This Jisc ‘Publish and Read’ agreement allows unlimited open access publishing for University of Oxford corresponding authors in all Microbiology Society journals: four subscription (‘hybrid’) and two fully OA journals, Access MicrobiologyInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary MicrobiologyJournal of General VirologyJournal of Medical MicrobiologyMicrobial Genomics, and Microbiology.

      Microbiology Society Read and Publish Agreement.

    • Portland Press/Biochemical Society

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows unlimited open access publishing for University of Oxford corresponding authors in all Portland Press journals: five subscription (‘hybrid’) and two fully OA journals, Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioscience Reports, Clinical Science, Essays in Biochemistry, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, and Neuronal Signalling.

      Portland Press Read and Publish agreement.

    • SAGE

      SAGE offers a discount for University of Oxford corresponding authors on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for open access publication in SAGE Choice journals (hybrid).  It is not automatically applied – authors are required to insert a discount code in the SAGE Choice open access licence agreement form in order to claim it. Please contact the Bodleian’s APC team at apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for the discount code, to which we are entitled as members of Jisc (for details see United Kingdom/JISC section of SAGE website).

    • SCOAP3

      Oxford University is one of the UK institutions contributing towards Jisc’s participation in SCOAP3. Authors of High-Energy Physics articles publishing in journals participating in SCOAP3 get immediate Open Access at no direct cost. A list of participating journals and publishers is at https://scoap3.org/phase2-journals/.

    • Springer Open Choice agreement (Springer Compact)

      The University is participating in the Springer Compact UK agreement for open access, a Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ deal which covers the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in Springer Open Choice (‘hybrid’) journals from January 2019-December 2021. This means that Oxford University authors can publish open access without charge in journals covered by the scheme, if they are the corresponding author and the article includes their Oxford affiliation. (You don’t have to be funded by RCUK or Wellcome/COAF in order to qualify.)

      Authors: when you have had an article accepted and are logged in to the My Publication system, please select your affiliation. This gives an option ‘Yes I want to publish open access’. Click ‘Continue’ in order to select this.

      Springer will contact the Bodleian Libraries APC team to verify your eligibility and to start the payment process.

    • Taylor and Francis

      Oxford University receives some discounted APCs through its participation in the UK’s JISC’s T&F Offset agreement. This means that Oxford-affiliated authors are entitled to a 75% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in Taylor & Francis Open Select (hybrid) journals in the Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology if the APC is billed to University of Oxford. Medical journals are not included.

    • Wiley

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish primary research and review articles Open Access at no extra cost in all Wiley journals. This means that it covers Article Processing Charges for both hybrid (subscription) and fully open access journals.

      Lists of participating journals (fully OA and hybrid OnlineOpen) and author instructions can be found on the Wiley open access agreement for Jisc institutions webpage.

      More details about this transitional agreement can be found on the Jisc website.

    • What about APC discounts for members of learned societies such as American Chemical Society?

      If you are a member of a learned society you may be entitled to discount on Article Processing Charges. Example: American Chemical Society has individual member and institutional discounts on its Author Choice fees. Oxford authors could benefit from both as the University is an institution that subscribes to the ACS “All Publications” package.

    • Page last updated: 12 May 2020.