The library participates in several national agreements that make it possible to publish open access articles for free or with a discount.

Open access journals commonly require authors to pay a fee, known as an Article Processing Charge (APC), in order to make articles freely available. After that, the article is open for reading without any requirement for a journal subscription.

The library is currently part of several national agreements where all or part of the publication fee can be covered.

Who can use the agreements?

To be able to take part of the offer, you must be a corresponding author (the main responsible author who submits the manuscript and is in contact with the publisher). You also need to be affiliated with Jönköping University and state the affiliation in the article's author information.

How does it work?

See each publisher below for detailed instructions.

Which license should be used?

When the article is in the process of being accepted, the author is asked to sign an open access agreement and state which Creative Commons license the article should have. This license specifies how the reader may use the article.

Information about the Creative Commons licenses

Current agreements

The agreement applies to 2022-2026 and includes publication in all serial publications from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Good to know:

Authors are automatically identified using the domain at the email address. CC-BY is the first choice when publishing, but the author has the opportunity to choose for herself.

 

Information from ACM about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2022 and includes publishing in both hybrid journals and open access journals from BMJ.


Good to know:

Articles are usually published under a CC-BY license, with a few exceptions where CC-BY-NC occur.


Information from BMJ about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2021-2023 and covers just over 300 journals.


Good to know:

  • The agreement covers all articles of the type Research or Review Articles. The agreement also includes a 20% discount on the costs of publishing books with open access.
  • Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY) license.
  • Articles accepted for publishing after 1 january 2021 are included.


Information from Brill about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2022-2024 and includes publication in approximately 400 hybrid journals and open access journals from Cambridge University Press Full collection.


Good to know:

  • The publisher offers several CC-BY licenses: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-NC-SA and CC-BY-NC-ND. CC-BY will be set as standard in the publisher's publishing process.
  • Unlimited publication applies to the following article types: research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports.
  • Articles accepted for publication as of 1 January 2022 or later are included in the agreement.


Information from Cambridge University Press about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2020-2022 and covers just over 2,000 journals.


Good to know:

  • CC-BY license (or other open license based on the author's wishes)
  • Publication within the agreement applies to articles submitted between 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022. It is the date of "first submission" that counts.


Information from Elsevier about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2021-2023 and covers just over 300 journals.


Good to know:

  • Unlimited open access publication in all Emeralds journals, including full open access journals (currently two), as well as publications on the Emerald Open Research platform.
  • The agreement covers articles with acceptance date 2021-2023. Articles published during January-early February 2021 before the process has started can be converted afterwards.
  • CC-BY 4.0 or another CC license may be selected by the author.


Information from Emerald about the publishing pocess

The agreement applies to 2021–2023 and includes unlimited publication of open access articles in all hybrid and full open access journals from the publisher.

 

Good to know:

  • The agreement covers all article types.
  • Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY) license.
  • Articles accepted for publication after 1 January 2021 are included in the agreement.


Articles are published with open access:

  • when the submitting author's e-mail address is included in the list of institutions' domain names, or
  • if the IP address of the submitting author is part of the collective IP range of participating organisations, or
  • if the author has been identified by ORCID as an affiliate author.

The agreement applies to 2022-2024 and covers approximately 30 journals.


Good to know:

Specify that the article should be published open access when it is sent to the publisher. When the article is accepted, the publisher sends the link to a payment page.

  • Contact the library to get a code.
  • Select Apply Discounts and use the code in the Promo code box.
  • Click Apply Discounts to update your total to 0.00 GBP.
  • Select Payment Options and log in (if you already have an account with the Copyright Clearance Center) or register.
  • Once logged in, you can complete by clicking Next and proceed to the confirmation.


Information from Mark Allen Healthcare about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2022-2024 and includes publication in around 365 hybrid journals and around 90 open access journals.


Good to know:

  • All research articles accepted for publication after 1 January 2022 are included in the agreement.
  • The agreement covers all peer reviewed research articles.
  • OUP journals generally offer three Creative Commons licenses: CC BY, CC BY-NC and CC BY -NC-ND.


Information from Oxford University Press about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2020–2022 and includes approximately 1,000 hybrid journals where the entire fee is covered, and 180 open access journals where the agreement provides a 20% discount on the price.


Good to know:

  • Articles accepted for publication after 1 January 2020 are covered by the agreement.
  • When an article has been accepted for publication, the author receives an email informing that the article can be published with open access through the agreement with Bibsam. The author is asked to go to SOAP (SAGE Open Access Portal).
  • In SOAP, open access publishing is the default option, but the author can opt out.
  • If the author chooses to publish with open access, CC BY will be the only licensing option. The author can contact the publisher directly if he prefers another type of license.
  • Authors who are members of the consortium will automatically receive a 20% discount on the APC fee when publishing in open access journals.
  • The articles are published with the license CC BY-NC if the author does not contact the publisher directly and ask for another license.


Information from SAGE about the publishing process.

The agreements with Springer Nature apply to 2022-2024 and include both hybrid journals (Springer Compact) and open access journals (Springer Nature Fully OA).


Good to know about hybrid journals:

  • Article types included are Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication and Continuing Education.
  • All articles are published with a CC-BY license.


Imprint labels included in Springer Nature Fully OA:

  • BioMed Central (BMC)
  • Springer Open Journals
  • Springer Nature
  • NatureResearch
  • Palgrave Macmillan


Springer Nature's information about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2022-2024 and includes publication in both hybrid journals and open access journals.


Good to know:

  • Corresponding authors in participating organisations can publish themselves with immediate open access in all so-called "Open Select Journals", ie. the publisher's more than 2,200 hybrid journals. (Including journals that apply a higher publication fee, so-called "Premium APC Rate", than the standard fee.)
  • Corresponding authors in participating organisations can, within the agreement, publish in all the publisher's open access journals that charge a publication fee (just over 185 of approximately 300 journals).
  • Research articles and review articles are included in the agreement. These are usually categorized as "Article", "Research Article", "Review" or "Review Article", but depending on the journal and subject area, other names may occur. Article types such as Editorials, Announcements and Book Reviews are not included.
  • Taylor & Francis journals generally offer two Creative Commons licenses: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND.


Information from Taylor & Francis about the publishing process

The agreement applies to 2022–2024 and covers publication in all the publisher's hybrid journals (just over 1,350) and all open access journals (just over 260).


Good to know:

  • All articles that belong to the overall categories of research article ("Original article", "Primary research article") or "Review article" are included in the agreement.
  • All articles are published with a CC-BY license (or other open license based on the author's wishes).


Information from Wiley about the publishing process