Negotiations and Open Access agreements update

© Wiley, Cambridge University Press, Scientific.net, Taylor & Francis

© Wiley, Cambridge University Press, Scientific.net, Taylor & Francis

In the frame of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, transformative agreements Read & Publish have been signed with the publishers Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge University Press. Another agreement, supporting Open Access, has been signed with Scientific.net. However, the negotiations led by swissuniversities will continue with Wiley, as no agreement has yet been reached.

Ongoing negotiations with Wiley

Despite mutual efforts, the current negotiations between swissuniversities and academic publisher John Wiley & Sons have not resulted in a Read&Publish agreement. At the end of November, the negotiating parties decided to continue negotiations at the beginning of 2021. Access for current licenses of Wiley Journals and the Cochrane Library will be maintained until the negotiations are concluded.

New Read & Publish agreements with Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press

Two new Read & Publish agreements have been signed by EPFL for 3 years (2021-2023) with Taylor & Francisand Cambridge University Press.

Starting in January 2021, EPFL affiliated authors will publish in Gold Open Access at no cost in more than 2,000 Hybrid and Gold Taylor & Francis journals and will have an unlimited access to Science & Technology and Social Science & Humanities collections.

During the contract term (2021, 2022, and 2023), the number of Gold Open Access articles taken in charge is restricted at a national level (260, 366, and 450 publications, respectively). If in any year the maximum number of articles included in the agreement is exceeded, or if the eligibility of the authors has not been validated by EPFL, the publishing invoice will be directly sent to authors.

In the frame of the agreement with Cambridge University Press, the Open Access publication in 330 Hybrid and 40 Gold Open Access journals from the Full Collection will be at no cost for EPFL affiliated authors. The EPFL community will also have an access to the Full Collection (403 titles).

Another agreement with Scientific.net

Another agreement, supporting Open Access, has been signed with the publisher Scientific.net, leading to a 50% discount on the APC (Article Processing Charges) for EPFL authors, in addition to a full access to all titles.

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