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.

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 usually 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.

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 arrangement with the American Chemical Society which provides an allocation of APC tokens for papers acknowledging funding by UKRI. There are currently no tokens available for the rest of 2021 as they have all been allocated. A new APC arrangement for 2022 is now under review. 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.

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 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 2021. This covers original articles reporting on primary research within the BMJ Standard Collection by University of Glasgow corresponding authors. The agreement operates using a national publishing fund which is limited to papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, or Cancer Research UK. The fund 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.

There is also an open access pre-payment arrangement with BMJ Publishing for fully open access journals, covering papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust or Cancer Research UK. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper.

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 open to all eligible papers, regardless of funding source. 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.

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.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with Institute of Physics which enables researchers 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.

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.

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

If you have any questions or wish to publish in a hybrid or gold open access journal not covered by the agreement, please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk

 

 

 

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.

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.

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 2021 however restrictions may apply in 2022 and 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 an open access pre-payment arrangement with PLoS for papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust or Cancer Research UK. Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk  on acceptance of a paper.

The Royal Society

The University of Glasgow has an open access pre-payment arrangement with The Royal Society for papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust or Cancer Research UK.  A membership agreement offering discounted article processing charges (APCs) is also in place therefore papers not by the eligible funders may still benefit from a discounted APC.  Please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of a paper for further advice.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

The agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry is currently on hold while the UK agreement for 2022 is under negotiation. We will pay only mandatory costs required to facilitate funder compliance until further notice.

The University of Glasgow has an agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry that covers all article processing charges (APCs) for articles published under its “Read and Publish” scheme.  This includes articles published in all RSC journals except Chemical Science, RSC Advances, Nanoscale Advances and Chemistry Education Research and Practice

For your article to be published in this new scheme, please make sure that you:

  • Are listed as the corresponding author both in the online submission system and in your manuscript;
  • Use your official institutional email address (glasgow.ac.uk) to submit your manuscript (this helps RSC to identify you);
  • State your institute affiliation and email address in your manuscript and do not change this after submission;
  • DO NOT sign the standard licence to publish during the submission process, please ignore any automatic reminders you receive;
  • For UKRI funded papers select the CC-BY option.
  • Contact Research Open Access with details of your accepted manuscript once it has been accepted for publication.

If you have any questions about the agreement or the process, or wish to publish in Chemical Science, RSC Advances, and Chemistry Education Research and Practice, please contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk

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 2021 that covers all article processing charges (APCs) for articles published in Springer 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. From 1st July 2021 our Wiley arrangement is restricted to papers acknowledging funding by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Blood Cancer UKBritish Heart FoundationCancer Research UKParkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis.

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.