The gold route to open access requires authors to pay an article processing charge (APC) to a publisher upon acceptance of their article, allowing the publisher to make the article freely available for anyone to read under a creative commons license.
The library manages a series of offset deals with certain publishers which allow UWE Bristol researchers to publish their work through the gold route to open access with reduced (or free!) APCs.
- Taylor and Francis have a voucher scheme, entitling UWE Bristol authors to a limited number of discounted APCs.
- Springer allows UWE Bristol authors to have their articles made open access in their hybrid journals, without payment of an additional publication fee. A full list of eligible journals can be found on the Springer Open Choice webpage.
- Sage offers UWE Bristol authors a discounted APC of £200 (from SAGE Choice Scheme) in their hybrid journals.
- Open Library of the Humanities (OLH) offers UWE Bristol authors free open access publishing in their hosted journals. OLH is funded through a model of library partnership subsidies of which UWE Bristol is a member.
If you are planning to publish with any of these publishers (or you are considering where to publish your next article) you can find more information about applying for these deals on the library website.
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