New publishing agreement with MJS Publishing for investment in open access
Researchers from all of the Bibsam Consortium’s participating institutions will be able to publish in all journals from MJS Publishing, without charges for authors or institutions.
As an outcome of Swedish research funders' strategic decision to jointly cover publishing costs with fully open access publishers, a new Bibsam agreement has been signed with MJS Publishing. The publishing agreement enables all researchers affiliated with any of the Bibsam Consortium’s participating institutions to publish in all of the publisher's journals, regardless of article type, and without fees for the author or the institution.
The agreement begins on 1 January 2024 and includes a consortium discount of 8 per cent of the article processing charge (APC). Approximately 125 articles at a value of approximately EUR 200,000 are anticipated to be published under the agreement during the year. The cost is covered jointly by the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and Vinnova. Further agreements with similar publishers are expected to be finalised in the coming months.
About MJS Publishing
MJS Publishing (formerly Medical Journals Sweden) is a Swedish fully open access publisher that currently publishes nine journals in the field of medicine.
MJS Publishing was founded in 2021 when the learned societies behind Acta Dermato-Venereologica and Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine merged their editorial offices. The company publishes several well-established journals, such as the aforementioned Acta Dermato-Venereologica, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
The editors-in-chief of MJS Publishing’s journals primarily come from the Nordic countries and are supported by international assistant editors and editorial boards. All the journals publish articles in English, by international researchers and address an international readership.
About the Bibsam Consortium
The National Library of Sweden has, since 1996, negotiated licence agreements for electronic information resources and publishing agreements on behalf of Swedish universities and university colleges, as well as public agencies and research institutes. In 2023, the Consortium’s turnover was approximately EUR 60 million.