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Open Access in Bibsam Agreements

Publishing open access is free of charge or discounted in a large number of journals.

Via the Bibsam agreements, the publishing costs are centrally covered by the organisations that participate in the agreements. Not all organisations participate in all agreements and some organisations have signed additional open access publishing agreements. The range of journals without, or discounted, article processing charges (APCs) for authors may therefore vary between different organisations.

Corresponding author and affiliation

To be eligible to publish open access under a Bibsam agreement, the corresponding author must be affiliated with a participating organisation. This applies to all agreements, regardless of publisher or journal.

As a corresponding author this means that:

  • You must be affiliated with a participating organisation.
  • The article is based on research conducted at the affiliated organisation.
  • Your affiliation must be stated in the manuscript as well as the published article.
  • Since publishers often identifies eligible articles from your email domain name, make sure to always use your institutional email address when submitting a manuscript.

Corresponding author

is the person who handles the manuscript and communication with the publisher during the publication process.

Publisher agreements

For more information about agreements and open access publishing, contact the library at your organisation.
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for some organisations and some journals.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    AIP’s websiteexternal link

    AIP logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access up to a certain number of articles. For 2021 the number of articles is 402.

    CC license

    CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND

    Agreement term

    2020-2022

    More information

    American Chemical Society’s websiteexternal link

    Logotyp "ACM"
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles in the publisher's hybrid journals.

    CC-license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2021

    Logotyp "ACM"
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access.

    CC license

    CC-BY-NC (or as required by funders)
    Read more about licenses on BMJ’s websiteexternal link.

    Agreement term

    2017-2020

    More information

    BMJ’s websiteexternal link

    BMJ logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2021-2023

    More information

    Brill's websiteexternal link

  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC-SA.
    Read more about licenses on Cambridge Core's webisteexternal link

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    Cambridge Core's websiteexternal link

    Cambridge Core logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY or CC-BY-NC

    Agreement term

    2021-2023


    De Gruyter logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    This agreement covers articles submitted after January 1st 2020. Fees concering the print journal, such as color and page charges, are not covered by the agreement.

    CC-license

    CC-BY or CC BY-NC-ND

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2020-2022

    More information

    BMJ logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2021-2023

    More information

    Emerald's websiteexternal link

  • Reduced publishing fee

    10% APC discount.

    CC license

    CC-BY
    Read more about licenses on Frontiers’ website.external link

    Agreement text

    Frontiers logotyp
  • Reduced publishing fee

    20% APC discount.

    CC license

    CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND

    Agreement term

    2018-2021

    More information

    Inderscience’s websiteexternal link

    Inderscience logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY
    Read more about licenses on IOP’s website.external link

    Agreement term

    2021-2023

    More information

    IOP’s websiteexternal link

    IOP Publishing logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2021-2023

    More information

    IOS Press’ websiteexternal link

    IOS Press logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC BY-NC. CC BY when required.
    Read more about licenses on Karger’s websiteexternal link

    Agreement term

    2021

    More information

    Karger’s websiteexternal link

    Karger logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    Unlimited publishing of Open Access articles at no additional cost in journals supporting Open Access.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    Instructions for Authorsexternal link

    Mark Allen logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access. Within the agreement an amount for publishing fees is prepaid. Oxford University Press has different publishing fees for different journals and it is therefore not possible to precid exactly how many publications the agreement will finance.

    CC license

    CC BY, CC BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND.

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    OUP logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement term

    2021

    More information

    The Royal Society's websiteexternal link

  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access.

    Gold Open Access journals are not included in the agreement.

    CC license

    CC BY or CC BY NC
    Read more about licenses on RSC’s website.external link

    Agreement term

    2018-2021

    More information

    RSC's websiteexternal link

    RSC logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access in SAGE Premier hybrid journals.
    20% discount when publishing in SAGE fully Open Access journals.

    CC license

    CC BY

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2020-2022

    More information

    SAGE's websiteexternal link

    Inderscience logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access for an unlimited number of articles.

    CC license

    CC BY

    Agreement term

    2020-2022

    More information

    SPIE's websiteexternal link

    Inderscience logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access up to a certain number of articles. For 2021 the number of articles is 1 685.

    CC license

    CC-BY
    Read more about licenses on Springer Nature’s websiteexternal link

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    Springer Nature’s websiteexternal link

    Springer Nature logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access.

    CC license

    CC-BY

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2019-2021

    More information

    Springer Nature's website external link

    Springer Nature logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access up to a certain number of articles. For 2021 the number of articles is 1 443.

    CC license

    CC BY, CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-ND
    Read more about licenses on Taylor & Francis websiteexternal link

    Agreement text

    Agreement term

    2018-2021

    More information

    Taylor & Francis’ websiteexternal link

    Taylor Francis logotyp
  • Publishing fee

    No publishing fee for corresponding authors from participating organisations when publishing Open Access. Within the agreement an amount for publishing fees is prepaid. Wiley has different publishing fees for different journals and it is therefore not possible to precid exactly how many publications the agreement will finance.

    CC license

    CC BY, CC BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-ND.
    Read more about licenses on Wiley’s website.external link

    Agreement Text

    Agreement term

    2020-2022

    More information

    Wiley's websiteexternal link

    Wiley logotyp
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