FAQ – Publisher pre-pay schemes

    • Springer Open Choice agreement

      January 2016: The University of Oxford has an arrangement with Springer for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles in Springer Open Choice (subscription) journals which acknowledge funding by RCUK and Wellcome Trust.

      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 for our block grants and to start the payment process.

      If you are not funded by RCUK or Wellcome, you will need to look elsewhere for funds or choose the normal Springer publishing route (‘No, I want to publish traditionally’).

    • Wiley open access agreement

      January 2015: The University of Oxford has an open access pre-payment arrangement with Wiley for papers acknowledging funding by RCUK and COAF/Wellcome Trust.

      During the Wiley submission/acceptance process there is an approval step where Wiley send the request to us for authorisation.

      Authors: if you select University of Oxford (RCUK-funded only) or University of Oxford (COAF and Wellcome Trust-funded only) from the Funder/Institution list, you will be contacted by the Bodleian Libraries APC team about completing our APC application form.

      Once this is received by apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, the Wiley OA request will be approved online. Our Wiley Open Access Account deals with Article Processing Charges for both hybrid (subscription) and fully open access journals.

    • What about learned societies?

      If you are a member of a learned society you may be entitled to discount on Article Processing Charges.