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Read and publish agreements

The global initiative to transform scientific publishing into Open Access (“OA 2020”) tries to change the public financing flows which are currently spent on high-quality scientific journal subscriptions. In the future, the subscribing institutions will no longer pay for access to articles, but for the open access publication option in these journals. This can be achieved through contracts between library consortia and publishers. All members of an institution can thus publish Open Access free of charge or at strongly discounted prices. Negotiations are currently underway with leading international science publishers such as SpringerNature, Wiley and Elsevier, the progress can be tracked here: https://www.projekt-deal.de/about-deal/

Since the beginning of 2019, there are some initial “read and publish” agreements between publishers and library consortia regarding open access publishing in subscription journals (so-called “hybrid” open access). For reimbursements or discounts for “pure” or original Open Access journals, please visit our information page to the Open Access Publishing Fund and our institutional Open Access memberships.

The FAU has “read and publish” agreements with the following publishers.

As of January 1, 2019, Corresponding Authors of the FAU will be able to publish unlimited and free of charge in all Cambridge University Press subscription journals with existing Open Access option as part of a DFG-sponsored consortium. The publication in the pure Open Access journals of the publisher is excluded from this agreement.

To do this, the Open Access form provided by Cambridge University Press during the submission process must be completed by the author. Upon acceptance of the publication, the Corresponding Author will receive an email about the article-processing charge (APC) from the service provider Rightslink. On the Rightslink page, the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg has to be selected as an institution under “Affiliation discount”. This sets the publication fee to zero on the system side. There is thus no need for APC payment for the authors of the publication.

Please refer to the following publisher information for more details.

All members of German university and non-university research institutions receive a discount of 20% on the article publication fees in about 40 journals of the publisher EDP Sciences (a precise listing of the journals can be found here) thanks to negotiation successes of the Technical Information Library (TIB) Hannover.

The hybrid journals of EDP Sciences cannot be co-funded by the Open Access Publications Fund, as the fund is intended only for pure open access journals.

With effect from 1 January 2019, there is a consortium agreement with IOP Publishing which enables researchers at participating institutions to publish a fixed number of articles Open Access in most subscription journals published by IOP. For the FAU this includes nine articles per year in the period 2019-2021 +++ Please note: The 2020 quota has been exhausted as of 2. 6. 2020. Further articles will not be covered by the agreement for the remainder of the year +++ . IOP will automatically identify articles that are potentially eligible (based on the institution of the corresponding author). On acceptance, IOP will validate the author’s affiliation through the University Library in order to authorize funding from the article quota. As soon as the article cap is reached, further open access options or their funding would not be possible.

The pages of the Technical Information Library (TIB) and the publishing house IOP provide further assistance:

Since 01/01/2019, the open-access publication fee (“Article-processing charge (APC)”) for numerous subscription journals of SAGE with an open access option is GBP 200 instead of regular GBP 2,200. The Corresponding Author must be a FAU member. Authors are identified by the affiliation details, the e-mail domain or the ring gold ID of the FAU (“9171”, see also https://ub.fau.de/en/research/author-and-institutional-identifiers/). The costs will be charged directly to the authors. A subsidy or reimbursement of the GBP 200 via the Open Access Publication Fund is not possible as it is only meant for pure Open Access journals and not for subscription journals.

The read and publish agreement with Wiley includes access to approximately 1,700 Wiley journals and the option to publish Open Access at no extra cost to authors in most of the publisher’s subscription journals. Publications in fully Open Access journals are eligible for a 75% subsidy, provided the respective article processing charge does not exceed the funding cap of 2000 euros.

The publication component is available to teaching and research staff affiliated with FAU and the university hospital.

Reading access to the Wiley portfolio came into effect on 1. January 2019 and will be continued until 31. December 2021.

The full title list of journals covered by the DEAL agreement can be viewed here: https://keeper.mpdl.mpg.de/f/1578cfa1ea894d50970f/?dl=1

 

Publishing in Wiley Gold (fully Open Access) Journals

  1. The agreement covers manuscripts accepted for publication in fully Open Access journals beginning 22. Januar 2019. The reference date is the date of acceptance of the manuscript.
  2. The following funding criteria will apply to publications in fully Open Access (Gold) journals from April 2020:

Funding cap: For an article to qualify for a 75% subsidy, the respective article processing charge must not exceed a net amount of 1.680 euros (+19% VAT = gross total of 2.000 euros). Authors will be invoiced in full for article-processing charges above this funding cap by the university library.

Author co-payment: Articles eligible for funding (<2000 €) will require an author co-payment of 25% of the gross total article processing charge. Upon acceptance, the university library will issue the author with an invoice for the 25% co-payment.

Please continue to select “I believe a third-party will pay the publication charge for this article” during the submission process and then provide FAU’s Open Access account dode “D634” or “D679” for the university clinic, respectively.

 

Publishing in Wiley subscription journals

  1. The agreement covers manuscripts accepted for publication in subscription journals beginning 1. July 2019. The reference date is the date of acceptance of the manuscript.
  2. Publishing in Wiley subscription journals is free of charge for FAU authors.

 

The open access publication agreement includes “primary research articles” and “reviews” by submitting correspondence authors of the FAU and the University Hospital. Contents without peer review (for example research news, editorial board messages, and introductions) and other forms of publications (dissertation, meeting report, media review, erratum, retraction notice) are thus excluded, but are partly free of charge on the publisher’s website.

Please refer to the following publisher and project information for more details.

The Springer-Nature DEAL agreement grants FAU authors and members new privileges.

“Read” Component:

  • Permanent access to all issues and volumes of approximately 2.400 Springer subscription journals published during the contract period (incl. back files up until 1997).
  • Imprints covered by the agreement: Springer Medical, Palgrave, Adis and Macmillan Academic
  • Imprints and journals not covered by the agreement: Nature-branded journals and magazines (e.g. Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft), technical journals (e.g. ATZ, MTZ)

 

“Publish” Component:

  1. Publishing in Subscription Journals („Hybrid“)

Since 1. January 2020, FAU corresponding authors are able to publish Open Access in around 2.060 Springer Nature hybrid journals (excluding Nature-branded journals) at no extra cost.

Eligible article types for Hybrid: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters and Reports.

At the point of acceptance you will need to confirm your affiliation on the author portal. There are three ways to do this:

Please note: You need to explicitly state your primary affiliation (FAU) in the published manuscript.

 

  1. Publishing in Gold (fully Open Access) Journals

From 1.8.2020 Open Access publication fees for around 600 fully Open-Access Springer Nature journals will be managed centrally between publisher and participating institutions. A 20% Discount will be applied to article processing charges (exception: Scientific Reports and Nature Communications).

Eligible article types for Gold: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication.

Publications in Springer Nature Gold journals are eligible for a 75% subsidy for article processing charges by the university library, provided these fees are below the institutional funding cap:

For an article to qualify for a 75% subsidy, the respective article processing charge must not exceed a net amount of 1.680 euros (+19% VAT = gross total of 2.000 euros). Authors will be invoiced in full for article-processing charges above this funding cap by the university library.

Author co-payment: Articles eligible for funding (<2000 €) will require an author co-payment of 25% of the gross total article processing charge. Upon acceptance, the university library will issue the author with an invoice for the 25% co-payment.

 

More terms and conditions can be found on the DEAL information page: https://www.projekt-deal.de/springer-nature-contract/

The complete and continuously updated list of Springer Nature journals covered in the agreement, can be found here: https://keeper.mpdl.mpg.de/f/a6dc1e1ed4fc4becb194/?dl=1

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