Publisher Arrangements

There are many publishers each with different procedures that they will communicate to authors during the submission and acceptance process.

Some of the open access routes are open to all authors affiliated with the University.  Others facilitate open access to the published version when the paper acknowledges specific funders.

We consult on new publisher agreements for open access throughout the year and details of new agreements are added to the list below. Agreements are often restricted to original research and review papers from corresponding authors based at Glasgow but some do provide coverage of other article types.

For articles acknowledging UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK, eligible open access costs will usually be met from central funds regardless of publisher chosen.  Do not assume that costs will be met. The budget provided by funders is finite and is sometimes restricted each year as the funds run low so that any papers that fit the eligibility criteria and have mandatory costs can be paid for and the author is not prevented from publishing.

The publisher arrangements are set up such that compliance with most funder requirements is built in.  In most cases this means the publisher providing a Creative Commons (CC BY) licence which allows best reuse of the material. 

Email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk with enquiries and to inform us of accepted articles and we will advise accordingly.

For more information on open access, see Open Access Process at Glasgow and Open Access for Books and Book Chapters.

Publishers that the University has an arrangement with:

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with the American Chemical Society to enable UoG corresponding authors to publish their research articles in any of the ACS journal titles, both subscription and fully open access, regardless of funding source. The agreement operates from 2022-2024.

 

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

 

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The University of Glasgow has an arrangement to cover open access costs in American Institute of Physics (AIP) subscription journals for 2021-2023. This covers research articles by University of Glasgow corresponding authors. The agreement operates using a national publishing fund which will be drawn down on a first come, first served basis therefore may be subject to change. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

There is no publisher arrangement. If a submission is accepted for publication in an ASM hybrid journal and the funder requires a CC BY licence, the author (or library on their behalf) will contact the publisher to request use of a CC BY licence on the accepted version.  Contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk for advice.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

We do not have a publisher arrangement. ACM allows posting of the accepted version with a CC BY licence if there is a funder such as EPSRC acknowledged.

Biomed Central (BMC)

The University of Glasgow has an open access pre-payment arrangement with BioMed Central for papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. The arrangement entitles eligible papers to a 15% APC discount. On submission of a paper to BioMed Central please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk to inform us of the funder name/s and award/s included in the paper.

BMJ

The University of Glasgow has an arrangement to cover open access costs in BMJ subscription journals for 2022. This covers original articles reporting on primary research by University of Glasgow corresponding authors. UKRI funded review articles submitted from 1st April 2022 are included. The agreement operates using a national publishing fund which is limited to papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, or British Heart Foundation. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

The University of Glasgow also has a pre-payment arrangement with BMJ Publishing for fully open access journals, covering papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, or British Heart Foundation. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper as the criteria may be subject to change.

Note this arrangement does not cover publication in BMJ Case Reports. Please speak to your Health Board Library for support on publishing Case Reports.

Brill

The University of Glasgow has a Read & Publish agreement with Brill that covers all article processing charges (APCs) for articles published by UoG corresponding authors, regardless of funding source. The agreement will operate until the end of 2022.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

The University of Glasgow has a Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press for their Cambridge complete journals collection. The agreement gives a limited annual allocation of Article Processing Charges (APCs) and can be used toward Research, Review Articles and Rapid Communications (RRR), Plus Brief Report and Case Reports article types, by University of Glasgow corresponding authors. The agreement is currently restricted to papers citing funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, though please note that the criteria is subject to change. As this is a limited annual allocation of APCs, it will be allocated on a first come first served basis and may be depleted before the end of each year.

The agreement will operate from January 2021 to December 2024.

The annual allocation of Article Processing Charges (APCs) has been reached and the agreement is now closed for 2022. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper for further advice.

Company of Biologists

The University of Glasgow has an arrangement with The Company of Biologists to cover Open Access publishing of research articles for UoG corresponding authors in their 3 subscription journals (Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology ) + their 2 fully Open Access journals (Disease Models & Mechanisms, Biology Open). The agreement will operate from January 2022 until December 2024.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

Constructivist Foundations

The University of Glasgow maintains a Supporting Subscription to Constructivist Foundations. This publisher does not charge article processing charges (APCs). Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

Elsevier

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Elsevier for 2022-2024. The agreement covers research and review articles by UofG corresponding authors accepted for publication in eligible Elsevier subscription journals, regardless of funding source.

 

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

 

The University of Glasgow has an arrangement with Elsevier which gives a 15% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers by UoG corresponding authors accepted for publication in Elsevier’s fully open access journals.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper for advice on the billing process. 

 

Geological Society Lyell Collection

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with The Geological Society’s Lyell Collection to make all original article types open access in their 6 subscription journals (Journal of the Geological Society; Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology; Petroleum Geoscience; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis; Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society; Scottish Journal of Geology) and 3 subscriptions book series (Special Publications; Memoirs; Engineering Geology Special Publications).

The eligible author must be the corresponding author and submit using their institutional email address. The agreement covers eligible papers with a submission date in 2022 or 2023.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

IEEE

An agreement is under discussion at UK level.

In the short term, authors (or library on their behalf) who need a CC BY licence for an accepted manuscript should send a request to IEEE’s Intellectual Property Rights group at copyrights@ieee.org as soon as they submit their article. The submissions should include the following text in the funding acknowledgement section of the manuscript and any cover note accompanying the submission:

“For the purpose of open access, the author(s) has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to any Accepted Manuscript version arising.”

Contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk for advice.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

 

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Institute of Physics which enables UoG corresponding authors to publish their work on an open access basis in the majority of IOP’s hybrid journals, regardless of funding source. The agreement is for 4 years from 2020 to 2023.

Papers accepted for publication in hybrid journals not covered by this agreement may be entitled to a 70% discounted Article Processing Charge.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk when your paper is accepted.  If the journal you are publishing in is not eligible for the agreement we can check if the discount is available for your article.

From 2022, The University of Glasgow has an agreement which covers open access publishing in 18 Institute of Physics Gold open access journals, regardless of funding source.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

 

 

Karger

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Karger until the end of 2022. This covers all article processing charges (APCs) for articles published in Karger journals but may be subject to change.

To check if your article can be  covered by the agreement, please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk

MDPI

University of Glasgow authors are entitled to a 10% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers accepted for publication in MDPI journals, regardless of funding source. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper for further advice.

Modern Languages Open (Liverpool University Press)

The University of Glasgow holds an institutional membership to Modern Languages Open. This covers the publishing cost of an allocation of papers by University of Glasgow authors. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk prior to submission for further advice.

Nature Research and Palgrave

During 2022, if a submission is accepted for publication in a Nature Research or Palgrave hybrid journal and the funder requires a CC BY licence, the author or the Library can contact the publisher to request use of a CC BY licence on the accepted version.  Contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk for advice.

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

The University of Glasgow is a Bronze Super-Supporter of the Open Library of Humanities. This publisher does not charge article processing charges (APCs). Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

Optica

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Optica (formerly Optical Society of America, OSA) for 2022-2024. The agreement covers research and review articles by UofG corresponding authors accepted for publication in eligible subscription and fully open access journals and provides a Creative Commons (CC BY) licence. See list of eligible journals:

Advances in Optics and Photonics

Applied Optics

Biomedical Optics Express (Open Access)

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Optica (Open Access)

Optical Materials Express (Open Access)

Optics Express (Open Access)

Optics Letters

Optics Continuum (Open Access) (formerly OSA Continuum)

 

The agreement covers Open Access publishing for all eligible articles in 2022 however restrictions may apply in 2023 and 2024.

 

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

Oxford University Press (OUP)

The University of Glasgow has a SHEDL Read & Publish agreement with Oxford University Press for 2021-2023. The agreement covers research and review articles by UofG corresponding authors accepted for publication in eligible subscription and fully open access journals.

 

The agreement covers Open Access publishing for all eligible articles in 2022 however restrictions may apply in 2023.

 

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

Peer J

The University of Glasgow currently has an open access pre-payment arrangement with PeerJ. At present, this covers papers published by all University of Glasgow authors regardless of the source of funds for the underlying research. On acceptance of a paper please follow the instructions given by PeerJ.  If you have any questions about the University arrangement and eligibility please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

The University of Glasgow has a 2022-2023 Publish agreement with PLoS covering articles by UofG corresponding authors accepted for publication in PLOS ONE, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLOS Digital Health. The agreement covers papers submitted from the 1st April 2022.

In addition, the University has entered a Community Action Publishing agreement for 2022-2023 covering papers by University of Glasgow contributing and/or corresponding authors accepted for publication in PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine. The agreement covers papers submitted from the 1st January 2022.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk for further advice on acceptance of a paper.

The Royal Society

The University of Glasgow has a membership agreement with The Royal Society which offers discounted article processing charges (APCs). Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper for further advice.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Royal Society of Chemistry to cover open access publishing by UoG corresponding authors for papers accepted for publication in their subscription journals. All peer reviewed article types are covered in this agreement, which fall into three main categories: full papers, communications, and reviews.The agreement operates from 2022-2024

This agreement does not cover RSC’s gold open access journals or Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP).

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper. 

University of Glasgow corresponding authors are also eligible for a 15% discount on papers accepted for publication in RSC’s gold open access journals.  

Sage

The University of Glasgow and Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) has an agreement with Sage to cover all article processing charges (APCs) for University of Glasgow corresponding authors. The agreement covers articles published in Sage hybrid journals included in the SAGE Premier, SAGE IMechE and SAGE RSM collections. The agreement excludes some article types, for example; book reviews, commercially sponsored articles, and titles joining mid-year.

The agreement does not cover publication in Sage fully open access titles (gold) however these papers may be eligible for a discount of 20% on the article processing charge. Some exclusions apply where SAGE is contractually prevented from offering this discount.

 

If you have any questions about the agreement or the process, please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk 

SciPost

The University of Glasgow sponsors SciPost. This publisher does not charge article processing charges (APCs). Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

Science Advances

University of Glasgow authors are entitled to a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for papers accepted for publication in Science Advances. Authors should indicate their institutional affiliation on submission. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

SCOAP3

The University of Glasgow is a participating institution of SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics). SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost to authors. A list of journals which participate can be found here.

Springer

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Springer until the end of 2022 that covers all article processing charges (APCs) for articles published in Springer Hybrid (Open Choice) journals. Please note that only titles marked 'Hybrid (Open Choice)' on the title list are eligible. Titles marked 'Fully Open Access' are not covered by this agreement.

To make sure that your article is covered by this new agreement, when your article has been accepted for publication, Springer will ask you to confirm the following:

  • My article has been accepted by an Open Choice eligible journal
  • I am the corresponding author (please use your institutional email address not your personal one)
  • I am affiliated with an eligible UK institution (select your institution's name)
  • My article matches one of these types: OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication or ContinuingEducation

If you have any questions about the agreement or the process, please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk 

Student Strategy & Security Journal (3SJ)

The Student Strategy & Security Journal (3SJ) is a student led journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles as well as a digital academic journal, covering topics on security, strategy, international relations and geopolitics. Anyone can submit to the journal, following that they adhere to the submissions guidelines. All of the publications are open access. Information about the journal is available on the SPS pages and authors can get in touch at 3sj.journal@gmail.com

Taylor and Francis

The University of Glasgow has an arrangement to cover open access costs in Taylor & Francis subscription journals for 2021-2023. This covers research articles by University of Glasgow corresponding authors. The agreement operates using a national publishing fund which will be drawn down on a first come, first served basis therefore may be subject to change. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

In addition, there is an open access pre-payment arrangement with Taylor & Francis for fully open access journals, covering papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

Wiley

The University of Glasgow is participating in an agreement which enables articles by our corresponding authors to be made open access in Wiley journals through a national open access fund. This covers article processing charges (APCs) for original research articles and reviews. The fund is drawn down on a first come, first served basis therefore the agreement may be subject to change. 

The agreement will operate for 4 years from January 2020 until December 2023.

The agreement will include publication in Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals with acceptance dates from January 2021. Please contact  research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk prior to submission to an IET journal for further advice.

Wiley has acquired Hindawi Limited however Hindawi journals are not included in the Wiley agreement.

Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.