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Open access agreements with publishers

Take advantage of the open access agreements we have with publishers! Under the agreements, Aalto affiliated corresponding authors can publish their articles without the open access fees (APC) or get discounts on them. Agreements are Plans S compliant transformative agreements, and mainly cover open access publishing in hybrid journals.

You can take advantage of the agreements when the following criteria are met:

  1. You are affiliated with Aalto University.
    1. Your affiliation with Aalto university is clearly stated in the article.
    2. Most publishers require that your affiliation with Aalto University is valid at the time of the acceptance of the article. 
  2. You are the corresponding author of the article, i.e. you submit the manuscript and communicate with the publisher through the peer review process.
  3. You use your Aalto email when submitting the manuscript and choose Aalto University as your organization, because the identification is based on these.

Please note:

  • The agreements cover open access fees (APC), but not additional costs like color photographs or extra pages.
  • Most publishers have a shared pool of free open access articles for the FinElib Consortium and an annual or agreement period quota. Please keep in mind the quota may run out.
  • All the journals of a publisher are not covered by the agreements. Please check the detailed journal lists and instructions in the table below. Agreements cover mainly hybrid journals, with some exceptions.
  • If the journal is not included in the agreement or you are not able to otherwise take advantage of the agreement, please check the possibility for green open access (self-archiving).

Funders' open access requirements:

Publisher

Discount for Aalto corresponding authors

Valid until

Article quota

Journals included Guidelines and detailed journal lists Creative Commons Licences Current news
ACM -Association for Computing Machinery No APC fee 31.12.2024

Selection of:

-journals and magazines

-proceedings

Open Access Publishing in ACM CC BY

26.7.2022: New agreement for period 1.7.2022–31.12.2024

ACS - The American Chemical Society No APC fee

31.12.2023

Article quota for the agreement period

Hybrid journals

Full OA journals

Open Access Publishing in American Chemical Society CC BY  
Elsevier No APC fee

31.12.2023

Article quota for the agreement period

Hybrid journals Open Access Publishing in Elsevier

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

 

Elsevier Cell Press

 

No APC fee

 

31.12.2024

Annual article quota

Hybrid journals Open Access Publishing in Cell Press journals

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

 
Emerald No APC fee

31.12.2023

No quota

Emerald Premier journals Open Access Publishing in Emerald CC BY  
Frontiers 10 % discount

31.12.2024

No quota

Full OA journals Open Access Publishing in Frontiers
 
CC BY  
IEEE No APC fee

31.12.2023

Article quota for the agreement period as well as annual quota

Hybrid journals

Full OA journals

Open Access Publishing in IEEE

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

 
IOP Publishing - Institute of Physics

No APC fee

 

31.12.2024

No quota

Hybrid journals

(Journals included in lists A, B and C)

Open Access Publishing in IOP Publishing CC BY

2.5.2022: New agreement for 2022-2024

31.8.2022: Nuclear Fusion will turn into full open access journal in 1.1.2023 and will not be included in the agreement after that.

MDPI 10 % discount

14.10.2023

No quota

Full OA journals Open Access Publishing in MDPI
 
CC BY  

Nature Research

(See also Springer Nature)

No APC fee

31.12.2024

Article quota for the agreement period

Hybrid journals Open Access Publishing in Nature Research CC BY 23.6.2022: New agreement for period 1.6.2022 - 31.12.2024
RSC - The Royal Society of Chemistry

No APC fee for hybrid journals

15 % discount for gold open access journals

31.12.2023

Hybrid journals

Gold OA journals

Open Access Publishing in RSC

CC BY

 

14.9.2022: 15 % discount for RSC gold open access journals is applied.

Please note that RSC has many new gold open access journals in which APC fees are currently waived for all authors.

SAGE

No APC fee for hybrid journals

20 % discount for gold open access journals

31.12.2022

Hybrid journals

Gold OA journals

Open Access Publishing in SAGE CC BY  
Science Advances 15 % discount

2.12.2022

No quota

  Open Access Publishing in Science Advances

CC BY

CC BY-NC

 
SCOAP3 No APC fee 31.12.2022 Key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics Open Access Publishing in SCOAP3 journals CC BY  

Springer Nature

(see also Nature Research)

No APC fee

31.12.2023

Article quota for the agreement period

Hybrid journals Open Access Publishing in Springer Nature

CC BY

CC BY-NC

 
Taylor & Francis

No APC fee

 

31.12.2022

Annual article quota

Hybrid journals Open Access Publishing in Taylor & Francis

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

12.9.2022: Annual FinElib quota has run out, but Aalto has allocated additional funds for APC fees for the rest of 2022. Please note that these additional funds may also run out before the end of the year.

Wiley

No APC fee

 

31.12.2022

Annual article quota

Hybrid journals

Full OA journals

Open Access Publishing in Wiley

CC BY

CC BY-NC

CC BY-NC-ND

15.9.2022: Annual FinElib quota is about to run out in mid-October, but Aalto has allocated additional funds for APC fees for the rest of 2022. Please note that these additional funds may also run out before the end of the year.

Open Access Publishing

Open access to publications ensures that scientific publications are accessible to everyone free of charge.

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Plan S

Plan S is an open access initiative launched by the EU Commission and Science Europe. At its core is the objective that, in calls starting from 1 January 2021, all scholarly articles resulting from public research funding must be published in open access journals or on open access platforms.

Plan S logo

Funders' open science requirements

Research funders want to promote open science and research, which is why they set requirements for the openness of research publications and data they are funding. European Commission (EC) and Academy of Finland are participating in the open access initiative Plan S, which affects the open access and open data requirements in calls starting in 2021.

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Publishing agreements

In publishing agreements, authors agree on copyright issues, such as the principles of authorship and terms for open access publishing and self-archiving (green open access). Researchers should make sure that terms either offer immediate gold open access or allow for green open access agreed upon with the funding bodies.

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