What are transformative agreements and how to make use of APCs?
These are journal subscription agreements between publishers and universities or consortia that include a certain number of Article Processing Charges (APC) for publishing articles in immediate open access.
During the process of accepting an article, when the correspondent indicates that he / she wants to publish in open access, the publisher contacts the Publications and Archives Library Service, which checks that all the requirements are met.
For articles published in 2023, the allocation criteria are, inclusively:
- Binding UPC
- Affiliation UPC
- ORCID code
- Link to research group UPC
These criteria will be reviewed in June 2023, depending on the APCs still available.
With which publishers the UPC have you signed transformative agreements?
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- Royal Society of Chemistry (CSR)
- Open Research Europe
- Magazines edited by the UPC