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Free Open Access Publishing

Publishing open access is often associated with paying an Article Processing Charge (APC). SSE Library has read-and-publish agreements with several publishers where these charges are paid as part of the agreement.

How does it work?

SSE Library currently has "read and publish" agreements with Cambridge University Press, Emerald, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley. This means that researchers at SSE can publish free of charge in many of their journals and have reading rights to several thousands of academic journals.  Additional publishers may be added in the future, as license agreements are renegotiated.

Please note:

  • The "corresponding author" (the person who handles the correspondance during the publication process) must be affiliated with Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Please state "Stockholm School of Economics" as your affiliation, and use your "hhs.se" e-mail address for easier identification.

Financial Times top 50 list

​SSE library offers free open access publishing in more than half of the FT 50 journals.

All agreements support corresponding authors with SSE affiliation. 

The list with relevant journals is found here.

Please contact Ute Harris (ute.harris@hhs.se) at SSE Library if you have any questions about the agreements.

Why publish Open Access?

Open access is based on the idea that research financed with public funds should be free for everyone to read and download, while the author retains the copyright. The aim is to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in society, and to facilitate further research and innovation by making it possible for more researchers to validate and build on previous studies.

The national goal in Sweden is that all scientific publications resulting from publicly financed research should be published with open access. The transition to open access is to be fully implemented by 2021, and the responsibility to make this happen lies with all stakeholders in the research system. An increasing number of research funders now require that the research they support is published openly, thereby driving the development towards open access.

More information on open access can be found here:

Publishing your research open access (The Swedish Research Council)
Open Access and Bibsam Consortium (The National Library of Sweden)