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Transformative Publishing Agreements at NUI Galway

This page provides details of Open Access agreements with publishers facilitated by NUI Galway which typically allow corresponding authors who are NUI Galway members to publish their articles Open Access immediately on publication (without an APC payment by the authors).

Please find below more information on individual agreements with publishers. Requirements of publishers differ! One important thing to check is if you need to use your NUI Galway email address to be eligible for a deal! Please also note that we expect more deals to be added so please bookmark this page.

You can check a list of all eligible journals (across all publishers we have an agreement with) by using this link.

ACM Open

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2022

ACM OPENthe new IReL-ACM agreement continues to provide access to ACM Digital Library, in addition to enabling NUI Galway corresponding authors to publish their scholarly articles with ACM on an Open Access basis without needing to pay article processing charges (APC).

 How does the agreement work?

  • You need to be the corresponding author and be affiliated to NUI Galway (or one of the other participating institutions) at the time of acceptance.  In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution and you must use your institutional email address, not addresses from other domains. For example: you should use myname@nuigalway.ie, not myname@adapt.ie or myname@gmail.com.
  • You need to choose the option Institutionally Paid Open Access (CC-BY open access) to benefit from the agreement.

Further information:

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Agreement period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2025

Where the corresponding author is a current staff member or student of NUI Galway at the time an article is accepted for publication in an ACS journal, the author will be invited to publish the article open access at no extra cost.

The agreement covers all peer reviewed articles accepted for publication in any ACS journal

Important: During submission use an affiliated university email extension address and select NUI Galway as your institution

More information on how to Publish Open Access for authors on ACS website>

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

 Agreement period: 1 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2022

 This agreement with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) will allow all accepted articles from NUI Gaway corresponding authors to be immediately Open Access upon publication. Articles will be shared under a CC-BY license and authors will retain copyright.

AIP has published Read & Publish Author Guidelines. There is also a Guide for Authors PDF. This should be a straightforward process where you as an author need to check the correct affiliation in order to benefit from the agreement with AIP.

Annual Reviews

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

NUI Galway is participating in Annual Reviews’ “Subscribe to Open” initiative which will make all articles published in the five pilot journals OA from 2020, regardless of the author’s affiliation. 

BMJ

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

NUI Galway corresponding authors can publish original research Open Access upon publication at no extra cost in the BMJ Standard collection (27 journals).

Licence: 11 journals must use the CC-BY-NC licence for OA publication unless CC-BY is specifically mandated by funders (i.e. SFI, Horizon Europe). 

More information from IReL and from BMJ. See also this FAQ from BMJ. BMJ's helpdesk is available at openaccess@bmj.com if you need further assistance and BMJ provides general information on its Author Hub.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

This agreement provides acces to these titles

Authors from NUI Galway will receive a fee waiver of any potential APCs and/or OA-related costs for publishing articles in these journals. More information from IReL.

Company of Biologists

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2022

The Company of Biologists Read and Publish agreement 2020-2022, provides access to three journals  

It enables all eligible NUI Galway corresponding authors to publish Open Access articles in these leading biological science journals, without needing to pay article processing charges (APC’s).

How does the agreement work?

  •  Corresponding authors should use their institutional email address to ensure they are identified and processed correctly: for example they should use myname@nuigalway.ie, not myname@adapt.ie or myname@gmail.com.
  • At acceptance, the corresponding author will be sent a license agreement, which includes details of the CC-BY licence option.
  • Where open access is confirmed, the institution name and corresponding Ringgold ID will identify the author as eligible for an APC waiver. Corresponding authors will be emailed an APC payment link (via RightsLink) displaying the waived fee and will see a link to request approval by their institution. Authors will be asked to register with the RightsLink site in order to complete the transaction.

Electrochemical Society

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Corresponding authors from NUI Galway may publish unlimited open access in ECS journals (Journal of The Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology) without charge.

At the time of manuscript submission, authors must select ECS Plus under Step 6 – Open Access Waivers, Charges and Credits to take advantage of an article credit. Please consult this PDF for more information.

Elsevier (Science Direct)

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2022. 

The Irish ScienceDirect agreement gives participating institutions continued read-access to the Elsevier’s Freedom Collection of journals and allows corresponding authors from member institutions to publish articles open access in over two thousand Elsevier journals without publication charges. The agreement will allow an estimated 71% of articles by eligible authors in the relevant Elsevier journals to be Open Access immediately on publication for each year of the agreement.

All Irish authors with Elsevier will continue to be able to post copies of their articles to their institutions Open Access institutional repositories such as NUI Galway's ARAN.

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

How does the agreement work?

  • Once your article is accepted for publication (i.e. post peer review) the corresponding author will receive an email from Elsevier which will take you to the “author journey” (a 5-step wizard). Step 4 will present you with Publishing Options. Choose Gold Open Access and an appropriate licence in Step 5. More details can be found in this presentation: Elsevier Author Journey.
  • The deal is available to corresponding authors who are active NUI Galway members at the time of acceptance.
  • What journals are included? You can check if the journal you are interested in is included in the deal by this checker tool (and you can use it to browse disciplines).
  • Are there enough "free" APCs for all authors? NUI Galway has a limited number of Author Processing Charges (APCs) that are included in this deal. The Library will be monitoring every month how many are used, so we will be able to give NUI Galway authors plenty of warning if we are likely to run out.
  • The deal with Elsevier will provide you with the following open access licensesCC-BY and the more restrictive CC-BY-NC-NDPlease check if your funding body requires a specific license. (e.g. SFI). Unless there are specific circumstances we recommend using the more open CC-BY licence.
  • Questions: If you have questions regarding the Elsevier process, your affiliation needs to be amended or other queries please write to support@elsevier.com.

Further information:

Emerald

Agreement period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023

The agreement allows corresponding authors from NUI Galway to publish original research and review articles Open Access upon publication at no extra cost. All Emerald journals are included in this agreement (hybrid and fully Open Access).

More information on the IReL website and from Emerald.

Institute of Physics

Agreement period: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2024

The agreement allows corresponding authors from NUI Galway to publish original research and review articles open access upon publication at no extra cost.

What journals are eligible? IOP hybrid journals (subscription journals which include Open Access content). Eligible article types are papers, special issue papers, reviews and letters. Please note that Gold Open Access journals are not currently included, and please also note that while the Article Publication Charge (APC) is covered, page charges or publication fees unrelated to Open Access are not included.

More details can be found on the IOP Publishing website on this transformative agreement for Irish researchers. 

Microbiology Society

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

 The Microbiology Society’s ’Publish and Read’ deal will allow NUI Galway researchers to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles (OA) and provides unrestricted access to the Society’s journal portfolio. Publish and Read will be across all the Society’s six journals including Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology and Access Microbiology.

Publish and Read details below:

  • Unlimited Open Access: any article published in Society journals where the corresponding author is from a Publish and Read institution will be OA by default.  
  • Unlimited usage: Any user associated with a Publish and Read institution can access the entire archive of Society content, back to 1947, for reading and for text and data mining.
  • Any article published where the corresponding author is from NUI Galway will be Open Access with a CC BY license by default. Corresponding authors will be identified using their email address, so please use your NUI Galway email. Because there is no limit to the number of articles included in the deal, there is no need to request a purchase order or receive an invoice.

For further information please visit the Microbiology Society website or contact Hardy Schwamm (Open Scholarship Librarian).

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

The OUP agreement allows eligible corresponding authors at NUI Galway to publish original research and review articles open access upon publication at no extra cost.

What journals are included in the deal and how does it work?

  • All OUP published Open Access journals and hybrid journals (subscription journals which include open access content). You can have a look at the OUP Title list (correct as of April 2021).
  • Eligible corresponding NUIG authors will be invited ny OUP to make their articles Open Sccess on acceptance. You will go through a four-step process that is explained on this OUP site.

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

For further information please visit the OUP Open Access Account User Guide or contact Hardy Schwamm (Open Scholarship Librarian).

Royal Irish Academy

 Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 — 31 Dec 2023

This agreement allows corresponding authors from NUI Galway to publish unlimited OA articles without APCs in the RIA’s six journals:

Corresponding authors must be a current staff member or student with NUI Galway.  In the article submission process you must correctly identify NUI Galway as your affiliation.

If your manuscript is accepted for publication from 1 January 2021, Royal Irish Academy (RIA) will invite you to apply a Creative Commons license to make it Open Access. RIA will then contact the participating institution to confirm your eligibility under the agreement.

For further information please contact Hardy Schwamm (Open Scholarship Librarian).

Royal Society

 Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 — 31 Dec 2023

The Royal Society Publish & Read Agreement enables NUI Galway members who are  corresponding authors to publish open access articles in these titles: 

  • Biology Letters                                                                       
  • Interface Focus                                                          
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface                                  
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society                              
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A   
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B  
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A                          
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B                          
  • Open Biology
  • Royal Society Open Science

 The Royal Society has provided straightforward publishing with Royal Society Read and Publish advice. They also have provided the following instructions on for authors submitting articles: Author Journey

For further information please contact Hardy Schwamm (Open Scholarship Librarian).

SAGE

 Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 — 31 Dec 2023

The Read and Publish agreement with SAGE allows corresponding authors who are member of NUI Galway the following benefits:

  • Subscription journals: In SAGE Choice hybrid journals (subscription journals where some of the articles are open access) at no extra cost. Charges other than the author article process charge (APC) may still apply, please refer to individual journal submission guidelines. 
  • Gold Open Access journals: With a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount in most SAGE Gold journals (fully open access journals). Click here for the participating Gold journal title list. This discount will be applied automatically in the SAGE Open Access Portal

SAGE have put together a useful information site detailing the agreement and how to benefit from this deal.

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

Springer

Agreement period1 Apr 2021 – 31 Dec 2024

The agreement with Springer Compact means you can publish your article Open Access with the fees covered, in more than 2,000 Springer hybrid journals.

Which journals are included in the OA deal? You can view a list of included Springer journals on this spreadsheet. Please note that Open Access publication via this agreement is only available for journals on the list.

Who is eligible for the deal? NUI Galway corresponding authors (or corresponding authors from other IReL particpating members)

Which article types are covered by this agreement?

  • Original Paper: Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper.

  • Review Paper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.

  • Brief Communication: Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.

  • Continuing Education: Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical)

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

Find out more on the Springer resources page for authors. You can also get in touch with Springer via email: oa.verification@springer.com.

Taylor & Francis

 Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023

The IReL agreement with Taylor & Francis allows eligible corresponding authors from NUI Galway to publish articles open access upon publication at no extra cost. Please take note of the Journals being included in the agreement and which are not. Please also be aware that the scope of this deal is limited, i.e. it will most likely not be possible to fund all requests from eligible authors.

Eligible authors must be a current staff or student of NUI Galway at the time the article is accepted for publication. You will get offered the Open Access option (with no cost to you) if available after the acceptance of your publication. Only original research papers are covered by the agreement.

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

More information on the workflow for authors can be found in these T&F presentation slides.

Wiley

Agreement period: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2024.

Deal details:

  • The 4 year Wiley agreement will allow NUI Galway affiliated corresponding authors in participating institutions to publish articles Open Access upon publication at no extra cost.
  • Eligible titles: almost all Wiley hybrid and gold titles, with the exception of a small number of subscription-only journals. You can find a list of excluded titles here.
  • Eligible authors: current staff and students of a participating member at the time of article acceptance.
  • Licences: Wiley will provide you with a choice of Creative Commons licences: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND. You can find more information on the licences that Wiley offers herePlease check if your funding body requires a specific license (e.g. SFI). Unless there are specific circumstances we recommend using the more open CC-BY licence.

Please note that invitation to publish OA via this agreement is subject to approval by the Library, and the number of included OA publications under this deal is limited.

 Further information:

  • Information site by Wiley for Irish authors including a step-by-step guide.
  • Information on the deal with Wiley by the Irish consortium IReL.
  • Short video by Wiley explaining the OA deal.

 Additional Questions?

Hardy Schwamm

Hardy Schwamm

Open Scholarship Librarian
Twitter @hardyschwamm
Email: hardy.schwamm@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Journals Included in Open Access Deal

    Journals Included in Open Access Deal .xlsx (109 KB)

  • Elsevier Author Journey

    Elsevier Author Journey .pptx (1.7 MB)