What is meant by Transformative Agreement?
They are known as transformative agreements because they aim to transition towards a full open access model, in line with funder requirements such as Plan S and the new 2021 Wellcome Trust OA policy.
What is meant by Read & Publish deals?
Read and Publish deals cover both subscription (read) and Article Processing Charge (OA publishing) payments.
Which publishers do we have agreements with?
We have signed Transformative (“Read & Publish”) Agreements with the following publishers: Brill, Company of Biologists, Institute of Physics Publishing, Microbiology Society, Portland Press, SAGE, Springer and Wiley.
We have signed a centralised invoicing arrangement with Frontiers.
How do I find out if I’m eligible and what the process is?
Please see our “What do I need to do?” pages.
Do the agreements cover all publication costs such as page or colour charges?
Not necessarily, it will depend on the particular publisher agreement and sometimes on the journal title.
Page last updated: 27 October 2020
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