Some Open Access publishers rely on author fees to substitute for income generated from readers. Funding may be available for University of Hull authors faced with an 'article processing charge' (APC) or other costs for making their output Gold, i.e. free to view on the publisher's platform, with an open licence.
UKRI has issued a Block Grant to UKHEIs, to enable them to cover the costs of Gold Open Access. Hull authors can access this fund by completing the application form within the Library Services channel of Sharepoint.
Hull authors should note that the University does not support the use of the UKRI Block Grant to pay publishers' additional charges unrelated to open access status: for instance, payments for supplementary pages or colour plates.
UKRI and Research England have also advocated the use of quality-related (QR) research funding to support Gold Open Access APC payments which are not associated with an externally-funded project. The University of Hull has not adopted an institution-wide policy on covering the costs of APCs; decisions on making use of this option sit at a Faculty/Departmental/individual level as appropriate.
The University of Hull has opened a deposit account with Frontiers, an open science publisher offering 70 journal titles. A Hull corresponding author may publish in any Frontiers journal with their fee paid by their institution, while funds are available.
To submit your article under this institutional agreement, please select 'University of Hull’ as institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting your article.
PLOS was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to advance progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
University of Hull Library has opened a deposit account with PLOS to cover article processing charges for Hull corresponding authors. Simply select your institution at the point you submit the article.
Be aware that publication fees vary by journal, and the Library may close the account when demand can no longer be met from the funds available.
Information for authors: https://www.plos.org/institutional-account-program#loc-for-authors
As a pilot, a £2500 fund has been deposited with PeerJ to support open access publishing in all PeerJ titles by researchers from the University of Hull. These funds are available on a first-come, first served basis and can be claimed by anyone with an Accepted manuscript at PeerJ. Create an account with your University of Hull email address in order to submit.
University of Hull has taken out Open Access membership, entitling authors to a 25% discount on the article processing charge.
The Library has opened a deposit account with SAGE to enable Hull corresponding authors to publish in SAGE Choice journals, with costs covered by their institution.
UK universities have collectively agreed a deal with Springer which covers fees for readers and authors in a single subscription. When an article is submitted to a title in the Springer Open Choice list, the corresponding author simply needs to select their institution in order to be verified.
The Library has an arrangement with Taylor & Francis which entitles a University of Hull corresponding author to a discount of 25% on the APC for any Open Select title.