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Offset deals: Publish OA without charge

The University of Borås has agreements with publishers that make it free for researchers at to publish Open Access in some journals.

The offset agreements in Sweden are negotiated through the National Library through something called the Bibsam consortium for the express purpose of advancing the Open Access development. The agreements the University of Borås has joined means that the publishers are paid a yearly fee to lower or remove the publication fees (article processing charges or Open Access fees) when researchers choose to publish Open Access in some or all of their journals. The Taylor & Francis agreement is new for 2018. Read on for more information about the various offset agreements.

Taylor & Francis (2018-2020)
No publication charges for corresponding authors at the University of Borås (or other institutions that are part of the agreement) when publishing Open Access in hybrid journals. The agreement covers around 1450 articles from all consortium members for the duration of 2018, so the free publications are available on a first come, first serve basis. The current agreement is valid through the end of 2020.

For more information, see Taylor & Francis' page on Open Select

Springer Nature Fully Open (2019-2020)

If the corresponding auhtor is active at the Univeristy of Borås or one of the other institutions that are part of the Bibsam deal, there are no APC charges for publication in the following journals:

Authors at Bibsam-affiliated institutions have 1070 articles pre-paid for 2019 in 509 open access journals. This is across the board, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 

The deal has a built-in buffer of 10% in either direction. Bibsam institutions can publish up to 10% more articles without incuring any extra charges, but if they publish 10% less than the pre-paid number the publisher will repay the difference.

This deal is valid through the end of 2021.

SpringerCompact (2019-2021)

If the corresponding auhtor is active at the Univeristy of Borås or one of the other institutions that are part of the Bibsam deal, there are no APC charges for publications in journals marked Open Choice. 

The current deal is valid through the end of 2021.

For more information, please see SpringerCompact's webpage

IOP (2019)
The University Library pays for all publication charges, which means publication is free for the author. The Library then receives a discount on next year’s publication charges. The current agreement is through the end of 2019.

For more information, please see IOP’s webpage.

Further reading

National Library of Sweden.

Questions?

If you have quistions on any of these agreements, or questions abour open access, do not hesitate to sent Signe Wulund, librarian, an e-mail.