Read and Publish Deals / Publisher OA 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).


      Transformative Agreements (Read and Publish)

      We have signed Transformative (“Read & Publish”) Agreements to enable corresponding authors from the University of Oxford to publish eligible research articles and review articles open access for no extra cost. We have signed agreements with the publishers (and eligible journals) listed below.

      Read and Publish deals cover both subscription (read) and Article Processing Charge (OA publishing) payments. 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. If you are funded by a Plan-S affiliated funder it is always best to use Journal Checker (https://journalcheckertool.org) to check for funder compliant journals as there are many journals marked as ‘transformative’ that are not listed below. A comprehensive list can be found here.

      To qualify for any of the below deals, researchers must:
      1. Be a corresponding author.
      2. Use their Oxford University email address (@ox.ac.uk) when submitting articles to the journal (so that publishers can identify them as Oxford-affiliated)
      3. Select the CC BY publication licence when prompted.

      For more information on these deals please see our FAQ: http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/faq-publisher-pre-pay-schemes

    • American Institute of Physics (AIP)

      Oxford’s agreement allows corresponding authors to publish an agreed number of articles open access in any hybrid subscription titles. AIP’s open access journals (AIP Advances, APL Bioengineering, APL Materials, APL Photonics, Structural Dynamics, and Matter and Radiation at Extremes) are not included in the deal.

      Please select Oxford as an institutional affiliation and choose a CC BY licence.

    • American Physiological Society

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Gold OA in Open Access Journals.  Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.

      Corresponding authors of eligible articles will be offered a one-year APS membership to the Society, free of charge (new members only).

      For more details see the Jisc announcement.

    • Bioscientifica

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Gold OA in hybrid journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.  Authors publishing in fully Open Access journals should apply for OA support via the usual process.  Please contact apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

    • BMJ

      This agreement covers APCs for eligible funded* original research articles published in BMJ’s Standard Collection of subscription-based journals. BMJ will automatically refer Oxford authors to the institutional dashboard. Further information can be found here: UK open access agreements landing page – BMJ Author Hub

      *UKRI, Wellcome Trust , British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis

    • Brill

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Open Access at no extra cost in all Brill journals (329 titles including 24 fully Open Access). Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.

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

    • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Gold OA in hybrid journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.  Authors publishing in fully Open Access journals should apply for OA support via the usual process.  Please contact apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

      For more details see the Jisc agreement.

    • Company of Biologists

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Open Access 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. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process, and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Company of Biologists Read and Publish Agreement.

    • Geological Society

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Gold OA in hybrid journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.  Authors publishing in fully Open Access journals should apply for OA support via the usual process.  Please contact apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

      Geological Society 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. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      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 of research and review articles 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. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Microbiology Society Read and Publish Agreement.

    • Oxford University Press

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles and review articles Gold OA in over 400 hybrid and fully OA journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence. (Some society titles do not offer a CC BY option.) OUP will ask the author to select ‘UK Institutions (Jisc affiliated)’ when completing the online licencing/payment process.

      For more details see the Oxford University Press page.

    • Portland Press/Biochemical Society

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows unlimited open access publishing of research and review articles 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. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Portland Press Read and Publish agreement.

    • Rockefeller University Press

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows unlimited open access publishing of research articles for University of Oxford corresponding authors. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Further information on the Jisc agreement.

    • Royal Society

      The agreement entitles Oxford authors to publish Gold APCs for fully OA or hybrid journal titles.  Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Further information is available from the Royal Society.

    • Royal Society of Chemistry

      We have an agreement which allows open access publishing for University of Oxford corresponding authors in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s hybrid (subscription) journals. There is an annual cap on the number of articles covered, with priority given to authors funded by UKRI / Wellcome Trust / CRUK / BHF.

      A 15% discount applies on the open access publication fee for articles above the cap and for articles in any of RSC’s fully open access journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Further details: Read & Publish scheme (rsc.org)

    • SAGE

      This Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ agreement allows unlimited open access publishing of research and review articles for University of Oxford corresponding authors in the majority of SAGE hybrid (SAGE Choice) journals, including the IMechE Journal Collection and the Royal Society of Medicine Collection. Some hybrid titles are excluded.

      There is a 20% discount in their fully gold open access titles. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process and select the CC BY publication licence.

      Lists of participating journals and author instructions can be found at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/open-access-agreements-at-sage/united-kingdom.

    • Springer Open Choice agreement (Springer Compact)

      The University is participating in this Jisc ‘Read and Publish’ deal, the Springer Compact UK agreement for open access, 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 research and review articles open access without charge in journals covered by the scheme, if they are the corresponding author and the article includes their Oxford affiliation and email. (You don’t have to be funded by RCUK or Wellcome/COAF in order to qualify.)

      The deal does not cover SpringerOpen journals (fully Open Access), Nature-branded or Nature-owned academic journals, or BioMed Central journals. Additionally, we will not pay for Editorial Assessment Charges for Springer Nature titles.

      Authors: please use your Oxford University email address during the submission process. 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. Please select a CC BY publication licence.

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

    • Taylor and Francis

      This agreement allows University of Oxford corresponding authors to publish research articles in over 2,000 hybrid ‘Open Select’ journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address when submitting articles to the journal, and choose the CC BY publication licence.

      For more details see Publishing open access with Open Select – Author Services (taylorandfrancis.com).

    • Wiley

      Changes to Wiley/Jisc Open Access publishing deal – 03/06/21

      Due to a higher volume of articles than predicted being published via the Wiley/Jisc Open Access publishing deal, Jisc will be limiting access to the payment of APCs to authors funded by Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK and Versus Arthritis. This change will take effect from 1 July 2021 and will last until the end of 2021. The process for eligible papers will remain the same.  

      Unfunded authors will be eligible for a 25% discount on APC costs. When automatically prompted, for gold journals,  select ‘UK/Jisc authors (25% discount)’ from the drop-down menu. For hybrid journals authors need to add a discount promo code – please contact apc@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for this code, or if you have any other queries.

      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 the agreement covers Article Processing Charges for both hybrid (subscription) and fully open access journals. Authors must use their Oxford University email address during the submission process, and select a CC BY publication licence.  

      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.


    • Other agreements

    • SCOAP3

      SCOAP is a consortium of libraries, funders and research organisations enabling researchers to publish Open Access for ‘free’ in certain High-Energy Physics journals including the Journal of High Energy Physics. It is hosted by CERN and Oxford University is one of the contributing UK institutions (via Jisc) to the latest round, SCOAP(which runs from 2020-2022). Subscription journals are converted to Open Access through re-direction of subscription funds. Authors of High-Energy Physics articles in participating journals get immediate Open Access at no direct cost. A list of the journals and publishers covered is at https://scoap3.org/phase2-journals/.

    • Frontiers

      We have signed a centralised invoicing arrangement with Frontiers.   The arrangement offers a 10% discount on open access fees for eligible papers. To be eligible, authors must be affiliated with the University of Oxford and funded by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, or British Heart Foundation.

      To submit your article under this agreement, please select ‘University of Oxford’ as the payer in the invoice section when submitting your article.  Frontiers will then verify your eligibility with the University of Oxford and, if confirmed, the APC will be paid by the university upon acceptance.

    • Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

      The scheme entitles authors from participating institutions to a 10% discount on APCs for all accepted articles.

    • Science Advances (AAAS)

      10% discount for Open Access journal Science Advances.

      • When completing the ‘author charge’, click ‘Apply Discounts’
      • Under ‘Affiliation discount,’ enter ‘The University of Oxford’.
    • 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: 3rd August 2021