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Transformative agreements and grants to publish in open access to the UPC

Transformative agreements

  • These are contracts that transform traditional magazine subscription agreements between publishers and universities or consortia. These agreements allow the publication of articles published by the authors in immediate open access when they are members of the institution that signs the agreement without paying an APC (Article Processing Charges).
  • Thus, budgets previously earmarked for "pay to access" allow you to gradually move to "pay to publish in open access." Therefore, the transformative agreements allow to publish in open access a part of what the institution publishes in the magazines of a publishing house and in the long run, its totality. 
  • More information on transformative agreements: initiative THAT C (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges).
  • In 2019, the CRUE undertook to promote the Open Science. Subsequently, a committee of the CRUE, the CSIC and the university libraries have negotiated transformative agreements with the Elsevier publishing houses, Springer Nature and Wiley and with the American Chemical Society (ACS).  
  • These agreements allow a part of the scientific production of the UPC can be published in open access immediately and read by anyone around the world.  
  • The agreements are in force from 2021 until 2024 for Elsevier, Springer and ACS. In Wiley’s case, the deal is for 2021.

 

  • Each publisher provides a certain number of APCs in the form of vouchers or a certain amount to publish in immediate open access. It also determines in which journals APCs can be used by indicating specific journal titles. 
  • From the platform of each publisher and during the process of publishing an article, the publisher offers the author of correspondence the possibility of publishing the article in immediate open access within the conditions of the agreement between the 'publishing house and its institution.
  • The research staff of the UPC, when the article you publish has been accepted for publication.
  • Within the publishing platform of each publisher, once the article has been accepted for publication. When the research staff of the UPC is the author of correspondence with the publisher is offered the possibility of publishing the article in immediate open access. 
  • In case of an affirmative answer, and after checking the link with the institution and that has been indicated in article la affiliation UPC, the APC is assigned to publish in open access. The check is made by the Library, Publications and Archives Service from the publisher's publishing platform.

  • In the case of publishing the article in the framework of a project, it must be borne in mind that funding institutions require a license. Creative Commons CC BY.

  • During 2021 the APCs are assigned in order of request on the platform of each publisher, until the available bonds included in the transformative agreement with each publisher are exhausted.  

  • When a publisher does not have more APC's to publish in open access, it will be informed in the section of specific conditions of the publisher.

Wiley

  • The author of correspondence as long as he is a research staff of the UPC and until the available APCs are exhausted. 
  • In the transformative agreement with Wiley, the UPC it initially has about thirty APCs for 2021 that apply to articles from the moment the publisher activates the allocation of APC’s CRUE-CSIC on its platform.

 

  • In hybrid magazines. The date of acceptance of the article must be after 01.01.2021.
  • Hybrid journals are traditional journals that offer authors the ability to have their individual articles freely accessible to everyone in exchange for paying for an APC. Other articles in the same journal can only be accessed by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • List of magazine titles of Wiley where to publish in open access.
  • Summary sheet of the agreement with this publisher.
  • More information 

 

Elsevier

  • The author of correspondence as long as he is research staff of the UPC and until the available APCs are exhausted.
  • In the transformative agreement with Elsevier, the UPC it initially has a hundred APC’s for 2021 that apply to articles from the moment the publisher activates APC’s CRUE-CSIC allocation on its platform.

 

  • APCs are for publication in hybrid journals only. The date of acceptance of the article must be after 01.01.2021.
  • Hybrid journals are traditional journals that offer authors the possibility of their individual articles being open to everyone in exchange for paying for an APC. Other articles in the same journal can only be accessed by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • The transformative agreement with Elsevier also includes a 10% discount on the price to be paid for publishing openly in a gold journal of this publisher, after verifying that the author of correspondence is research staff. UPC. In gold magazines all articles are open access. 
  • Relation of magazine titles of Elsevier where to publish in open access. 
  • Summary sheet of the agreement with this publisher. 
  • More information

Springer Nature

  • The author of correspondence as long as he is research staff of the UPC and until the available APCs are exhausted. 
  • In the transformative agreement with Springer Nature, the UPC it initially has about 60 APCs for 2021 that apply to articles accepted for publication as of June 15th. This is the date on which the publisher has activated the allocation of APC's CRUE-CSIC on its platform.
  • In hybrid magazines. The date of acceptance of the article must be after 15.06.2021.
  • Hybrid journals are traditional journals that offer authors the ability to have their individual articles freely accessible to everyone in exchange for paying for an APC. Other articles in the same journal can only be accessed by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • List of magazine titles de Springer Nature where to publish in open access.
  • Summary sheet of the agreement with this publisher.
  • More information 

 

American Chemical Society (ACS)

 

  • In hybrid magazines. The date of acceptance of the article must be after 01.01.2021.
  • Hybrid journals are traditional journals that offer authors the ability to have their individual articles freely accessible to everyone in exchange for paying for an APC. Other articles in the same journal can only be accessed by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • List of magazine titles of American Chemical Society where to publish in open access.
  • Summary sheet of the agreement with this publisher.
  • More information 

 

 

  • The author of correspondence as long as he is research staff of the UPC and until the available APCs are exhausted. 
  • In the transformational agreement with the American Chemical Society, the UPC it initially has 8 APC’s for 2021.

Other grants for open publishing in the UPC

At the end of 2020 the European Commission (EC) has launched the Open Research Europe publishing platform, after signing an agreement with F1000 Research

The European Commission (EC) offers this platform to researchers in the H2020 and Horizon Europe projects to publish open access articles without paying for Article Processing Charges. Publication costs, valued at € 780 per article, are borne by the EC.  

Keep in mind: 

  • the use of the platform is not mandatory
  • the article review model is "open peer-review" 
  • the platform does not include qualitative indicators
  • articles must present results of EC-funded research projects
  • at least one of the co-authors must be linked to an H2020 project, in progress or completed
  • the dataset (s) that support the results presented in the article must be published openly

More information: 

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SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) is an international project led by CERN whose objective is to open prestigious journals of high-energy physics open access at no cost to the authors. 

The cost of publishing is assumed by each participating country in proportion to its scientific output. The articles are published in SCOAP3 and in the publishers' websites.

The magazines included are:

  • The subscription of the UPC in the journals of the IEEE publishing house for 2021 it has been accompanied by a single APC, which has already been assigned in order of receipt of application.
  • Subscribing to this publisher is not a transformative agreement 

A UPCommons You can check all the articles in the magazines edited in open access by different units of the UPC. For the editing and publication process some use the magazine service of the UPC and Open Jo softwareurnto the System (OJS).

All of them are polytechnical and some are empty in the most prestigious international indexes, such as:


Last update: 17 / 09 / 2021