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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 articles published by the authors to be published 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 research staff of the institution publishes in the journals of a publishing house and in the long run, in its entirety. 
  • In case of publishing articles in co-authorship with members of other institutions and / or countries, it is recommended to consult theTHAT C (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges), global register of transformative agreements to find out which authors can benefit from transformative agreements and decide the corresponding author. 
  • 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).  
  • The agreements are in force from 2021 until 2024.

 

  • 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.
  • 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 during 2022, the allocation criteria are as follows, inclusive:
  1. The author of the correspondence is linked to UPC at the time of submitting the article to the publisher for acceptance and publication. The link to the UPC can be as a PDI, PAS, research fellow or doctoral student and is verified from the corporate identity system Digital Identity UPC.
  2. In the article, the affiliation of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the signature of the authors UPC according to the established guidelines.
  3. The correspondent has the code ORCID, this is reported in DRAC and is shown in FUTUR.
  4. The author of the correspondence is linked to a research group.

The APC assignment for research groups UPC and editorial is done according to the following criteria (until 22.06.22):

- Groups with equal or more than 10 PAR type 1 points for EDP (full-time doctoral teaching staff and research staff): 1 APC for GR and publisher.
- Groups that have equal or more than 3 EDP and equal or more than 80 PAR points type 1 for EDP (both conditions): 2 APCs for GR and editorial

- Report: Indicators of research activities (PAR 2020) and transfer of research results (PATT 2020)

Analyzed the APCs assigned during the first semester and as of June 23, 2022, extends the assignment of APCs per research group to one maximum of 8, without limiting a specific number per publisher.
  • The SBPA requests a copy of the article from the author of the correspondence in case of not being able to access it from the publication platform,
  • If the article is published as part of a project, please note that funding institutions require a license. Creative Commons CC BY. Publishers already assign the CC by or let the author choose one.

  • 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 APCs, it is reported in the section of specific conditions of the publisher.

  • In case of publishing articles in co-authorship with members of other institutions and / or countries, it is recommended to consult theTHAT C (Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges), global register of transformative agreements.

  • List of articles published by research staff UPC in 2021 with assigned APCs.

Wiley

  • In hybrid journals: These are traditional journals that offer authors the possibility to make their individual articles freely accessible to everyone in exchange for paying an APC. Other articles in the same journal are accessible only by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • Only for original research articles or reviews (primary research or review articles) and not for letters o publishers.  
  • List of hybrid magazine titles of Wiley where to publish in open access.
  • Informació from the publisher. More information about thetransformative agreement with Wiley. 
  • Publisher contact address for authors: cs-openaccess@wiley.com

 

  • In the transformative agreement with Wiley, the UPC It initially has 51 APCs for 2022 that the publisher offers to the author of correspondence when the article has been accepted for publication. 
  • Currently, APCs are still available. In the event that they run out before the end of the year, this section will be reported.

 

View the recording of the webinar that took place on July 21st for authors publishing in Wiley's hybrid journals and which explains the steps to enjoy an APC from this transformative agreement with this publisher.

 

 

Elsevier

  • In hybrid journals: These are traditional journals that offer authors the possibility to make their individual articles open access to everyone in exchange for paying an APC. Other articles in the same journal are accessible only by subscription (Source: MIT).
  • The transformative agreement with Elsevier also includes a 10% discount on the price to be paid for publishing openly in all the gold journals of this publisher, after verifying that the author of the 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'transformative agreement with this publisher. 
  • More information
  • Publisher contact address for authors: support@elsevier.com
  • In the transformative agreement with Elsevier, the UPC initially has 172 APCs for 2022.
  • Currently, APCs are still available. In the event that they run out before the end of the year, this section will be reported.

 

Springer

  • In hybrid journals (these are traditional journals that offer authors the possibility to make their individual articles freely accessible to everyone in exchange for paying an APC. Other articles in the same journal are only accessible by subscription. Source: MIT ) and in magazines that have become Gold. See the list of magazines from Springer. 
  • They do not accept Brief Communication or Continuing Education.   
  • List of magazine de Springer where to publish in open access.
  • Summary sheet of the agreement with this publisher.
  • Informació of the editorial on thetransformative agreement.
  • More information 
  • Publisher contact address for authors: oa.verification @springernature.com

 

  • In the transformative agreement with Springer, UPC it initially has 95 APCs for 2022. 
  • Currently, APCs are still available. In the event that they run out before the end of the year, this section will be reported.

Consult the presentation of the webinar organized by the publisher that took place last July 26

American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • The agreement is to be published only in hybrid journals: they are traditional journals that offer authors the possibility of their individual articles being freely accessible to everyone in exchange for the payment of 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'transformative agreement with this publisher.
  • More information.

 

 

  • In the transformational agreement with the American Chemical Society, the UPC it initially has 10 APCs for 2022.
  • Currently, APCs are still available. In the event that they run out before the end of the year, this section will be reported.

Consult the presentation of the webinar organized by the publisher that took place last October 13

Other grants for open publishing in the UPC

The members of the UPC they have a 10% discount for publishing open access articles in Frontiers publishing magazines when they are authors of correspondence. 

  • The discount is requested when sending the article to the publisher, before starting the peer-review.
  • Proof of affiliation UPC. Can be done using email @upc.edu.
  • When the article has been accepted for publication, the publisher issues the invoice with the discount applied, an invoice that is paid with a budget (project, unit or group) managed by the UPC.
  • The agreement includes all magazine of the publisher during 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact info.biblioteques@upc. Edu

The members of the UPC and during 2022 they have a 15% discount for publishing open access articles in hybrid magazines from the publishing house RSC.

  • To enjoy this discount, during the publication process of the article, you must prove your affiliation UPC (can be done using email @upc.edu)
  • Once the publisher verifies the affiliation, a 15% discount is applied.
 If you have any questions, please contact info.biblioteques@upc. Edu

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:

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

 

Indexing in Scopus

  • As of July 2022, Scopus indexes Open Research Europe.

 

More information: 

For any questions, contact info.bibliotequesArrovaupc.edu

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: 29 / 11 / 2022