Publisher open access agreements

Publisher open access agreements

Corresponding authors who are staff or students at GCU can benefit from the Library’s current agreements with a range of major academic publishers. These agreements allow open access publishing of original research articles and review articles at no cost to authors or with a discount.

By publishing open access using these agreements, articles are immediately available with no access barriers. This publishing route supports the university’s commitment to making the outcomes arising from publicly funded research as widely available as possible.

When completing the open access option, authors should select the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) publishing licence where available. This is the least restrictive open access publishing licence and is compliant with open access funder policies and Plan S.

Please refer to the individual publisher sections below for more information on each agreement and the eligible journal titles. If you have any questions please contact repository@gcu.ac.uk

BMJ Publishing Group - Pilot

The pilot agreement with BMJ runs until 31 December 2021. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU (who are also funded by: Wellcome Trust, UKRI, British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis) can publish open access in any journal within the BMJ Standard Collection at no cost to authors.  

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Brill

The agreement with Brill runs until 31 December 2022. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in all of the publisher’s fully open access journals and subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors. 

  • More information is available from Brill's website 
  • View a full list of eligible journal titles by accessing our Brill journals excel file
  • Please select the CC-BY open access licence where available 

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Cambridge University Press

The agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) runs until 31 December 2024. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in most of the publisher’s fully open access journals and subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors.   

  • More information is available on CUP's website 
  • View a full list of eligible journal titles by accessing our CUP journals excel file
  • Please select the CC-BY open access licence where available 

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Edinburgh University Press

The agreement with Edinburgh University Press (EUP) runs until 31 December 2021. Corresponding authors at GCU are entitled to a 25% discount on the article processing charge (APC) to publish articles open access in EUP journals. The standard APC is £1,000 + VAT.  

Unless funding has previously been agreed with the Library, authors will be expected to meet the remaining APC costs. 

  • More information is available from EUP's website  
  • Please select the CC-BY open access license where available  

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk 

Karger

The agreement with Karger runs until 31 December 2022. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in all of the publisher’s fully open access journals and subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors. 

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk 

Oxford University Press

The agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) runs until 31 December 2023. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in most of the publisher’s fully open access journals and subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors. Authors should be aware there is an additional payment form to be completed for this publisher, and should refer to the guidance below on how to request use of the university’s agreement to cover the open access fees.  

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Sage

The agreement with Sage runs until 2022. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in most of the publisher’s subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors. In addition, GCU authors can access a 20% discount on eligible fully open access journals.  

Subscription (hybrid) journals: upon acceptance, Sage will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the open access option and to invite them to take up the offer of publishing open access at no cost via the Sage Open Access Portal. View a full list of eligible journal titles by accessing our Sage hybrid journals excel file 

Fully open access journals: corresponding authors at GCU are entitled to a 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC) for titles on the Sage Gold Open Access discount eligibility list. Unless funding has previously been agreed with the Library, authors will be expected to meet the remaining APC costs. View a full list of eligible journal titles by accessing our Sage OA journals excel file

  • More information is available from Sage's website 
  • Please select the CC-BY open access license where available 

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Springer

The agreement with Springer runs until 31 December 2022. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in over 2,000 Springer Open Choice subscription (hybrid) journals at no cost to authors.  

Please note that BioMed Central and Springer Open (fully open access journals) are not included as part of this agreement. 

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Taylor & Francis

The agreement with Taylor & Francis runs until 31 December 2023. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access in the publisher's subscription (hybrid) journals with the Open Select option at no cost to authors.

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk

Wiley (change to agreement from 1st July 2021)

Important note for authors: the Wiley open access agreement below is limited to research articles funded by UKRI and Wellcome Trust from 1st July 2021 to 31st December 2021. This applies to articles submitted to fully open access journals from 1st July 2021, and articles accepted in hybrid journals from 1st July 2021.

The agreement with Wiley runs until 31 December 2024. Under this agreement, corresponding authors at GCU can publish open access at no cost to authors in: 

  • All of Wiley's fully open access journals. View a full list of eligible open access journal titles by accessing our Wiley OA journals excel file
  • All of Wiley’s subscription (hybrid) journals with OnlineOpen. View a full list of eligible hybrid journal titles by accessing our Wiley hybrid journals excel file
  • More guidance is available on Wiley's open access webpage 
  • Please select the CC-BY open access license where available  

If you have any questions about this agreement please email repository@gcu.ac.uk