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Publish Open Access

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?

The SSE Library has agreements with selected publishers. This allows SSE researchers to publish in a number of journals without paying any fees and granting them access to a large collection of academic journals.

Journals

If you want to know if a specific journal is included in our agreements, use our Open Access Journal Search Tool.

Financial Times top 50 list

SSE library offers OA publishing in moest of the FT 50 journals.
You'll find the list over included journals here.

Publishers

Please click on the publisher name to find author instructions and information about the specific agreement.

The research funders Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova have agreed to jointly cover costs for publishing Open Access with Plos, MSJ Publishing and Frontiers during 2024 and 2025.

Cambridge University Press

SSE Library has a "read and publish" agreement with Cambridge University Press, covering the APCs for research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports in hybrid and pure open access journals.

Guide for Cambridge University Press publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Elsevier

SSE Library has a "read and publish" agreement with Elsevier, covering the APCs for hybrid journals in the Science Direct Freedom Collection and pure Open Access journals. Note that Elsevier uses submittance date to determine if the article is aligible. 

Guide for Elsevir publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors.

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Frontiers

The research funders Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova have agreed to jointly cover costs for publishing Open Access with Frontiers during 2024 and 2025.

Corresponding authors from institutions participating in the Bibsam Consortium will not be charged a publishing fee for articles accepted from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

Emerald

SSE Library has a "read and publish" agreement with Emerald, covering the APCs for hybrid and pure Open Access journals and publications on Emerald Open Research.

Emerald uses contrary to other publishers a voucher system, follow the instructions in author guide.

Guide for Emerald publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

MJS PUBLISHING

The research funders Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova have agreed to jointly cover costs for publishing Open Access with MJS PUBLISHING during 2024 and 2025.

Corresponding authors from institutions participating in the Bibsam Consortium will not be charged a publishing fee for articles accepted from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Oxford University Press

SSE Library has a "read and publish" agreement with Oxford University Press, covering the APCs for research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports in hybrid and pure open access journals accepted for publication after January 1, 2023.


Guide for Oxford University Press publishing process
Read and Publish Agreement Author Guide

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Plos

The research funders Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova have agreed to jointly cover costs for publishing Open Access with Plos during 2024 and 2025.

Corresponding authors from institutions participating in the Bibsam Consortium will not be charged a publishing fee for articles accepted from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025.

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

 

SAGE

SSE Library has a Read-and-Publish agreement with SAGE, covering the APCs for hybrid journals and pure Open Access journals. 


Guide for SAGE publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Springer

SSE Library has an agreement with Springer, covering the APCs for hybrid journals including Palgrave Macmillan journals and Springer pure open access journals.

Guide for Springer publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

 

Taylor & Francis

SSE Library has an agreement with Taylor & Francis, covering the APCs for research articles in hybrid and pure open access journals.

Guide for Taylor & Francis publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Wiley

SSE Library has a "read and publish" agreement with Wiley, covering the APCs for research and review articles in hybrid and pure open access journals.

Guide for Wiley publishing process
Step-by-step guide for authors

Terms of agreement

Corresponding author must be affiliated with SSE

SSE Affiliation must be clearly stated in the published article

SSE email must be used at all stages of the publishing process

To see which titles are included in the agreement, use the Open Access Journal Search Tool. Keep in mind that there might be changes to the title list during the year.

 

Why publish Open Access?

Open access (OA) 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.

OA provides a multitude of advantages, such as higher citation counts for researchers, the capability of research to influence policymakers, public availability of academic studies, access to research for developing nations, enhanced visibility for researchers' efforts, real-world use of research results, a return on investment for taxpayers, and adherence to the regulations of research grants.

The national goal in Sweden is that all scientific publications resulting from publicly financed research should be published with open access. 

An increasing number of research funders now require that the research they support is published openly, thereby driving the development towards open access.