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Open Access: Agreements with publishers

Publisher-specific agreements for University of Hull authors

update

11 May 2020:  University of Hull's Frontiers account is currently fully committed.  Don't submit a paper to a Frontiers title unless you have your own source of funding to pay the article processing charge.

 

The University Library has opened a prepayment account with Frontiers, an open science publisher offering 70 journal titles.  A Hull corresponding author may publish in any Frontiers journal at no cost to them, 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.

https://www.frontiersin.org/about/about-frontiers

If you have another source of funding to cover open access charges (for instance, your research funder or a faculty account), please don't draw on the Library account unnecessarily.

New for 2020, Hull has subscribed to the UK consortium agreement for unlimited open access publishing in 44 of IoP's 'hybrid' titles:

https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/open-access-uk/

When you submit the article as a corresponding author, simply note your insitutional affiliation in order to qualify.

IoP's exclusively 'gold' open access titles are excluded from this agreement, as are titles published by IoP partner societies such as AAS.  

University of Hull is a participant in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program,  which entitles our authors to a 10% discount on the standard processing charge for articles and books (whether or not they are the corresponding author).  Payment of the invoice is the responsibility of the author(s).

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 prepayment 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://plos.org/resources/for-institutions/institutional-account-participants/

If you have another source of funding to cover open access charges (for instance, your research funder or a faculty account), please don't draw on the Library account unnecessarily.

As a pilot, the University Library has opened a PeerJ account and deposited £2500 to support open access publishing by Hull authors in all PeerJ titles. These funds are available on a first-come, first served basis and can be claimed at the point your article is accepted.  Create an account with your University of Hull email address in order to submit.

https://peerj.com/ 

 

 

If you have another source of funding to cover open access charges (for instance, your research funder or a faculty account), please don't draw on the Library account unnecessarily.

update30 July 2020:  University of Hull is no longer a member of the Royal Society's Open Access programme. 

Authors who submit a paper to Royal Society Open Science  or Open Biology must ensure they have funds available to pay the full article processing charge on acceptance. 

https://royalsociety.org/journals/authors/open-access/

Authors who have no other source of funding for APCs are invited to apply for a discretionary waiver.

RSC logoThe University of Hull has joined the RSC Read and Publish scheme,  which enables all our authors to publish open access in any RSC 'hybrid' journal,  without paying an article processing charge.  Additional charges for pages and colour figures are the responsibility of the author.

When you submit your article with a Hull address you will be offered open access automatically, until a cap is reached, based on our volume of prior publishing in RSC titles.

RSC's 'full gold' open access journals are not included in the Read and Publish agreement:  Chemical Science, RSC Chemical Biology, RSC Advances, Materials Advances and Nanoscale Advances.  However,  Hull authors receive a 15% discount on the article processing charge for these journals.

 

update

29 Oct 2020:  University of Hull's prepayment account with SAGE is currently fully committed.  Authors will need to make their own arrangements to pay any open access charges incurred.

 

The Library has opened a prepayment account to cover SAGE open access charges for papers with a Hull corresponding author, while funds are available.

https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/institution-information

This account can be used to pay the article processing charge for any of SAGE's Pure Gold Open Access journals,  or to take up the SAGE Choice option to publish an open access article in a subscription journal.  A small number of SAGE titles published in partnership with scholarly/professional societies are excluded from the offer.

The Library is notified of all eligible articles in order to approve payment from the account.  When the prepayment fund is exhausted, the invoice will be directed to the author instead.  Contact openaccess@hull.ac.uk if you wish to check the status of the account before submitting to a SAGE title.

 

If you have another source of funding to cover open access charges (for instance, your research funder or a faculty account), please don't draw on the Library account unnecessarily.

 

UK universities including Hull have collectively agreed a deal with Springer which covers fees for readers and authors in a single subscription.  Almost 2000 titles are included in the Springer Open Choice portfolio of 'hybrid' journals (paywalled, but with an open access option for authors who can pay the fee).

To benefit from the fee waiver when submitting a paper, the corresponding author simply needs to select their institution, and wait for notification that this has been verified by their employer.

https://www.springer.com/gb/open-access/springer-open-choice/springer-compact/agreements-uk-authors


NB. Journals which are  excluded from this agreement:

Until 31 Dec 2020, the Library has an arrangement with Taylor & Francis which entitles a University of Hull corresponding author to a discount of 75% on the APC for any Open Select ('hybrid' open access) title.  Contact the Library to request a voucher before you submit your article: openaccess@hull.ac.uk.

https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess/openselect

NB.  Taylor & Francis's wholly Open Journals are excluded from this arrangement.

Enquiries

Please direct any questions to openaccess@hull.ac.uk