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Article Fee Funding

The University Library Zurich agreed Open Access agreements with the academic publishers listed below, which offer a full or partial discount on the Open Access publication fees to the authors affiliated with the University of Zurich. Based on theOpen Access strategy for Switzerland, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries is negotiating national Read&Publish (R&P) agreements. Some further agreements are negotiated into institutional licenses and Open Access memberships or the publishers offer an alternative approach towards transitioning subscription-based journals into Open Access. For all these agreements, corresponding authors must indicate their affiliation with the University of Zurich or the affiliated university hospitals and use the institutional e-mail address. Authors who wish to publish their articles Open Access under the agreements must consider the criteria listed below.

Affiliation UZH / Use of institutional e-mail address

  • Eligibility is tied to the article's corresponding author. The corresponding author must be a member of the University of Zurich or one of the associated university hospitals. The verification of affiliation will be checked via personal register of UZH.
  • The corresponding author must indicate the University of Zurich (UZH) or one of the affiliated hospitals as affiliation in the published article and in the publisher's manuscript submission system.
  • When submitting articles, the institutional e-mail address of the University of Zurich or the affiliated university hospitals (University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital,  University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, University Children’s Hospital Zurich) must be used.
  • The author must have conducted significant parts of the research work at University of Zurich or one of the affiliated hospitals.
  • An employment relationship at the University of Zurich must exist at the time the publication is submitted. Articles that were written at UZH but submitted after the corresponding author has left, are generally eligible for funding. In this case, the affiliation to the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals must be stated in the article.
  • The Open Access article fees of articles fo lecturers inteaching hospitals at the University of Zurich will not be covered.

Journals

  • The journal in which the Open Access article is to be published must be on the list of eligible journal titles under an agreement. An overview of the journals included can be found for each publisher under the individual open access agreements under "Eligible journals". Alternatively, you can use theoa.finder search tool to find out whether a journal is eligible for free Open Access publication.

Article types

  • The article types that can be published under the Open Access agreement see the section "Covered article types" under the individual agreements.

Agreement term

  • The contract term determines the date from which the articles are covered by the agreement and authors do not have to pay any fees for Open Access articles. For most publishers, the date of acceptance of the manuscript applies.

Article quotas

  • Some Read&Publish agreements have a maximum number of articles that can be published under the agreement in a calendar year. The article quota works on a "first come, first served" basis and is determined for each publisher across all participating institutions in Switzerland. For each agreement you will find information under the section "Article limit" if an article quota applies. If the annual quota is exhausted, it will be announced under the respective agreement. Once the quota has been reached, we can no longer cover the costs for Open Access articles until the end of the year.

Open Access fees

  • Only Open Access publishing fees are covered. Additional fees charged by the publishers (special fee for licenses, additional page charges, color charges, etc.) are not covered.

Licenses

  • The University Library recommends that funded publications are generally published under a Creative Commons (CC) license (or equivalent) that is as free as possible, e.g. CC BY. The choice of license is up to the authors and also depends on the offer of the respective publishing house.

     

Full Article Fee Funding (APCs)

There are no costs for UZH researchers for Open Access articles in journals of the following publishers. Article processing charges (APCs) are covered by UB Zurich. The specific conditions of the individual agreements can be found under the respective publisher:

ACS – American Chemical Society (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Valid for open access article processing charges of articles in thehybrid and Gold Open Access journals accepted from 1.1.2023.SNSF-Funding: The agreement with ASC excludes funding for articles inhybrid journals that acknowledge funding by the National Science Foundation (SNSF). The authors will be given the option to publish the article open access at a reduced rate. For SNSF-funded articles published inGold Open Access journals, ACS will automatically apply for article to be funded open access on behalf of the authors.
Covered article types All article types (except: additions, corrections or editorials).

 

Agreement term 01. 01.2023 - 31.12.2025
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process During submission, corresponding authors select their institution from a drop-down box and use the institutional email address.
All open access articles are published under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Workflow for open access publishing.
 

ACS

AIMS – American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Applies to Open Access charges for articles accepted for publication between in the hybrid journals:
Advances in Mathematics of Communications
Journal of Modern Dynamics
Covered article types All types of articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2023 – 31.12.2024
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

Corresponding authors should list the University of Zurich as their affiliation institution upon manuscript submission and use the e-mail domain of the UZH. It is important that the eligible authors notify the publisher that their article should be published open access when replying to proofreading message sent from the publisher.

 

AIMS

AIP – American Institute of Physics (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to open access charges for articles in thehybrid journals (exceptions: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan and Physics Today) with acceptance date on or after 01. 01. 2022.

Covered article types All article types.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31.12.2024
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process Corresponding authors follow the workflow with confirmation of affiliation to the "University of Zurich" when submitting the manuscript and select the option "I wish to publish Open Access as part of an institutional agreement".
 

AIP

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery (R&P)

Valid for

Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges in the following hybrid and Gold Open Access journals:ACM publications (journals, magazines, and conference proceedings) with acceptance date on or after 01. 06. 2022.

Covered article types Interview, Note, Research article, Review article, Short paper, Survey, Technical note, Tutorial, Case Study.
Agreement term 01. 06. 2022 - 31. 12. 2025
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process Corresponding authors must indicate their affiliation with the University of Zurich in the submission system and use the institutional e-mail address. Corresponding authors will also be asked to fill out the eRights form on which the rights to be granted and a Creative Commons license can be selected.
  ACM

Annual Reviews

Valid for The costs for Open Access are waived for articles  in eligible Annual Reviews journals and is not restricted to authors affiliated with a specific institution.
Eligible journals Due to the "Subscribe to Open" model, UZH members do not pay Open Access fees; these are covered by the university library through subscription fees. The journals offered are listed via the publisher's website. Subscribe to Open
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2026

BMJ Standard Collection (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Thehybrid journals (XLSX, 23 KB) of the BMJ Standard Collection.
Covered article types Original research articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2024
Article limit

Annually limited

Covers around 12 articles for publishing Open Access. Applies throughout Switzerland for all participating institutions.

Publication process During the submission process the author will be prompted to select the open access agreement affiliation (the agreement name or the affiliated institution) will be available to select in the dropdown options. BMJ identifies the authors by the institutional email domain. OA publication process guide for authors (PDF, 1 MB).
  BMJ

Brill - Social Sciences and Humanities collection (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals In the hybrid and Gold Open Access journals (XLSX, 47 KB) of the Humanities and Social Sciences collection of the publisher (not included: law journals).
Covered article types Review articles, research articles, case reports, and brief communications.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process During the process of submitting the article for publication the author must make sure to fill out their affiliation using the “autofill-option” and include their institutional email address and select “Open Access” in the submission menu. Once the manuscript is accepted the author completes the Open Access license to publish. Brill’s default Open access license is CC-BY. OA publication process guide for authors (PDF, 303 KB).
  Brill

Cambridge University Press (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles in the and hybrid and Gold Open Accessjournals (XLSX) with acceptance date on or after 01.01.2021.

10% discount on APCs of Gold Open Access seriesPrism andResearch Directions.

Covered article types Research Articles, Review Articles, Rapid Communication, Brief Reports, Case Reports.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2026
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

After acceptance of their article, corresponding authors will receive an email with a link to complete theCambridge Publishing Author Journey (PDF, 2 MB) publication process. If you would like to publish your article Open Access free of charge, please select the "Gold Open Access" option. You will then have the option to choose between the CC BY, CC BY-NC-ND or CC-BY-NC-SA license.

 

Cambridge University Press

Cogitatio Press

Valid for Applies to all articles with corresponding authors from UZH with publication date until 31. 12. 24.
Journals Cogitatio Journals
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Publication process The publisher checks the UZH affiliation of corresponding authors based on the identifier of the e-mail address "uzh.ch".
 

Cogitatio Press
 

CSHL Press – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Genes and DevelopmentGenome Research RNA Learning & Memory CSH Molecular Case Studies
Covered article types Fully peer-reviewed research, review and case-study articles.
Agreement term Applies to all articles accepted for publication between 01. 01. 2023 and 31. 12. 2024.
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

For more information to the publication process see the "Information for Authors" link at each journal homepage. Once the article is accepted for publication, authors will then be informed of the Open Access publishing options.

CSHL Press

Company of Biologists (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Hybrid journals:
Development
Journal of Cell Science
Journal of Experimental Biology

Gold Open Access journals:
Disease Models & Mechanisms
Biology Open

Covered article types Research articles.
Agreement term

01. 01. 2024 – 31. 12. 2026

Article limit Unlimited

Publication process

Detailed information on the publication process can be found on the website of the respective journal under "Information for researchers and authors". If the article has been accepted, the author will be informed about the open access publication options.

  The Company of Biologists

De Gruyter Journals – Social Sciences and Humanities Collection

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Applies to Open Access article fees in the subscribed hybrid journals (XLSX, 85 KB) (spreadsheet UZH) in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Covered article types All types of articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2024
Publication process
By submitting the manuscript and consenting to the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), authors agree that their accepted article will be published as Open Access under a CC BY license if funding of the article costs (APC) is possible via the Open Access Agreement with the University Library/Central Library of Zurich. Once the article has been accepted, the author will receive an e-mail notification that the article funding has been approved by the affiliated institution and will be published automatically open access. If the author does not wish to publish the article Open Access the publisher “De Gruyter” has to be informed accordingly:oafunding@degruyter.com.
 

De Gruyter

Elsevier (R&P)

Valid for

Update from 28 March 2024: TheDelegation Open Science (DelOS) has in principle approved the scope and cost framework of Elsevier's offer for a comprehensive Read & Publish agreement 2024-2028 for Switzerland. However, details of the possible contract are still being negotiated. As soon as all questions with regards of the contract are clarified, it will be submitted to the Delegation Open Science for approval.swissuniversities

(Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the associated university hospitals).

Eligible journals Applies to open access charges for articles in these  journals (XLSX, 144 KB) submitted since Jan. 1, 2020 (exceptions: Cell Press, Lancet, and Society Journals).
Covered article types Case reports, Data in Briefs, Full-length articles, Micro-articles, Original software publication, Practice guidelines, Protocols, Review articles, Replication studies, Short communications, Short surveys, Video articles.
Agreement term

01. 01. 2020 - 31. 12. 2023

Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

After acceptance of your article, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to Elsevier's Rights and Access Portal (Elsevier workflow (PDF, 1 MB)). Please enter "University of Zurich" as "Corresponding Author's Organization". If you want to publish your article free of charge Open Access, please select the "Gold Open Access" option.

  Elsevier

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles inGold Open Access journals with acceptance date on or after 01. 01. 2022.

In the case of subscription journals, there is the possibility to post the accepted version of the article without an embargo period inZORA  via the green Open Access route.

Covered article types Peer reviewed articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process

Corresponding authors are asked to indicate affiliation with the University of Zurich during thesubmission process (PDF, 1 MB).

  IEEE

IOP – Institute of Physics (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles inthe hybrid and Gold Open Access journals (exceptions: Journals of the Electrochemical Society and the American Astronomical Society) with acceptance date on or after 01.01.2022.

Covered article types All primary research articles (incl. research papers, special issue articles, letters and review articles).
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

Corresponding authors follow theIOP-Workflow (PDF, 1018 KB) and ensure that the affiliation with the University of Zurich is indicated on the article itself and on the submission form. After verification of eligibility for free Open Access publication by the publisher, the authors will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

 

IOP

John Benjamins (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich.
Eligible journals Valid for Open Access article processing charges of articles in thehybrid journals (XLSX, 26 KB) submitted from 01. 01. 2023.
Covered article types All types of articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2023 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process The publisher identifies eligible authors as part of the submission process. The affiliation with the University of Zurich and the UZH email address must be provided. Authors will be informed by the publisher about the possibility of Open Access publishing at no additional cost.
  John Benjamins

Karger (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Applies to Open Access charges for articles with acceptance date from 2023 in thehybrid and Gold Open Access journals.
Covered article types Research articles, systematic reviews, case-reports, meta-analyses and methods articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

During the submission process, the University of Zurich or one of the university hospitals must be specifiedWorkflow. (PDF, 195 KB)

 

Karger

LWW – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Wolters Kluwer (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access fees for articles in thehybrid journals with acceptance date from 01. 01. 2022.

Covered article types Original research articles, Case reports, Review papers.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process

During the submission process, the question whether the publication should be published Open Access should be answered with "yes". The system identifies the corresponding authors by providing the e-mail address of the University of Zurich or the university hospitals. The corresponding institution (University of Zurich or university hospitals) must be specified accordingly. After acceptance, the corresponding authors are requested to place anOA order in the publisher's payment portal, where the funding of the APC by the University of Zurich can be requested.

  LWW

OLH – Open Library of Humanities

OLH is funded through an international consortium of libraries and funders. OLH provides a peer-reviewed, scholarly gold open access mega-journal as well as a publishing platform for humanities journals.

Valid for The Open Access article fees are covered for corresponding authors that are  member of the University of Zurich.
Journals OHL journals
Publication process No special identification is required for UZH researchers.
 

OLH

OUP – Oxford University Press (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles in thehybrid journals with acceptance date on or after 01. 01. 2023.

10% discount on all APCs of Gold OA journals.

Covered article types

Research articles, review articles, brief reports, case reports.

Articles in supplements (i.e. specifically designated issues supplementary to a journal’s usual publication, often sponsored by third parties) are not included.

Agreement term 01. 01. 2023 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process

After acceptance of the article, corresponding authors will receive an email with a link to OUP’s Online Licencing and Payment System (SCiPris). SciPris will check the institutional affiliation of the author and article type to determine if the author is eligible to use the funds under the agreement.Process of open access publishing.

  OUP

RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles in the publisher'shybrid journals.

15% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) inGold Open Access journals of the publisher.

Covered article types All types of articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2026
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process

When the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding authors receive an email. The system identifies you by the institution's email domain (uzh.ch) with a Read&Publish agreement. You select a publication route and sign the license for open access publication. The articles are published under the CC BY licenceWorkflow (PDF, 2 MB).

  RSC

SAGE Publishing (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals Valid for Open Access article processing charges of articles in thehybrid and Gold Open Access journals accepted from 01. 01. 2023.
Covered article types Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports.
Agreement term 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025
Article limit Unlimited
Publication process After acceptance of their article, corresponding authors will receive an email to complete the workflow via the SAGE Open Access Portal. The author agrees to Open Access publication and selects the Creative Commons licenseWorkflow.
Retrospective open access publishing: Articles can be published open access free of charge within 14 days after acceptance. After this period the offer expires. Retrospective open access publishing requires a new request and will incur a fee of £ 400.–. This fee is not included in this agreement and can’t be covered.
  SAGE Publishing

SCOAP3 - journals of high energy physics

SCOAP3 is an international consortium of libraries and funders. Its goal is to continuously transform central journals in high energy physics to Open Access. We finance an annual contribution based on the researchers' publication output.

Valid for The Open Access article fees are covered for corresponding authors that are members of the University of Zurich.
Journals SCOAP3 journals
Agreement term 01. 01. 2022 - 31. 12. 2024
Publication process Please refer to the specific regulations of the individual journals.
 

SCOAP3

Springer Nature and Nature Research journals (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles with acceptance date on or after 01. 01. 2023 in the following journals:

Hybrid journals of Springer Nature

Nature Research journals

Gold Open Access journals of BioMed Central, SpringerOpen and Nature Gold Open Access journals and the Nature Reviews, Nature Protocols and Scientific American journals are excluded.

Covered article types

Springer Nature: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education.

Nature Research: Original Paper.

Agreement term 01. 01. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025.
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process

After acceptance of your article, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to complete the publication process in "MyPublication" of Springer Nature (Workflow Springer Nature (PDF, 1 MB)). Please enter "University of Zurich" for the institution affiliation.  This affiliation information will automatically be assigned to the Open Access agreement and further information on article acceptance by the University of Zurich will appear.

  Springer Nature

Taylor&Francis (R&P)

Valid for

Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.

Eligible journals

Applies to all articles accepted for publication on or after 06. 02. 2024 inOpen Select (hybrid) and full Open Access journals (XLSX).

Covered article types Original research articles.
Agreement term 01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2027
Article limit Annually limited
Publication process

Corresponding authors are identified as a member of the University of Zurich either at the time of submission or when the article is accepted  via the e-mail domain or when they select the University of Zurich from a drop-down menu. In order to cover the open acccess article fees through the library, the  publicationworkflow (PDF, 2 MB) must be followed with the payment option under the consortium's open access agreement.

  Taylor&Francis

Wiley (R&P)

Valid for Corresponding authors are members of the University of Zurich or one of the affiliated university hospitals.
Eligible journals

Applies to Open Access charges for articles in thehybrid journals (XLSX) with acceptance date on or after 01. 05. 2021.

Covered article types Primary research and review articles.
Agreement term 01. 05. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Article limit

Annually limited

Publication process

Once the article has been accepted, log in as a corresponding author underWiley Author Services Dashboard. Under "My Articles," locate your article and click "Manage Article" and then "Select Open Access." You may be prompted to add or confirm the affiliation you entered during submission. If prompted, select "Yes, make my article open access". UB Zurich will be notified of your request. If your open access request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Your accepted article will then be published on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license Open Access. Workflow informationen.

  Wiley

 


Discounts on Article Fees

Researchers affiliated with the University of Zurich receive discounts on article fees for publications in journals of the following listed publishers. The exact conditions can be found at the individual publishers.

AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science

Valid for Applies to authors from the University of Zurich or university hospitals.
Discount 15%
Journals

Science Advances

Publication process After the article has been accepted, authors receive an e-mail informing them that the article fee (APC) must be paid. This email contains a link to the RightsLink for Open Access APC payment system. The discount can be redeemed in the article process "Apply Discounts". Enter the University of Zurich in the search field and select the institution from the drop-down list.
  AAAS

Frontiers Media SA

The publisher offers over 170 Open Access journals in the fields of Science, Health, Engineering and humanities and social sciences.

Valid for Applies to authors from the University of Zurich or university hospitals.funding guidelines (PDF, 110 KB).
Discount 26%
Journals Frontiers journals
Publication workflow

In the course of submitting the article, the University of Zurich must be selected in a drop-down menu. Subsequently, it is checked whether the funding guidelines (PDF, 110 KB) are adhered to and, in unclear cases, the author is contacted. All journals starting with "Frontiers in" are part of this agreement. Only a few journals listed below are not included and the discount on article fees can't be applied.

 

Frontiers

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

 

Valid for Applies to corresponding authors from the University of Zurich or university hospitals.
Discount 20%

Journals

MDPI journals

Publication workflow When submitting from the IP range of the University of Zurich or specifying the e-mail address (UZH or affiliated hospital), the membership of the University of Zurich is preselected. In the case of articles from the humanities and social sciences, the UB Zurich assumes the entire article fee (APC). In this case, the author will be contacted by the UB Zurich.
 

MDPI

PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Valid for Applies to corresponding authors from the University of Zurich.
Discount

For "Regular research articles" that are immediately published Open Access, there is adiscount due to the subscription fees of the university library.
For "Brief Report articles" only the Open Access option can be chosen. These costs are not covered.

Journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
Publication workflow There is no automatic system that recognizes authors whose institution has a current journal subscription. Indicate this when filling out the billing formalities.
  PNAS

Weiterführende Informationen

Questions about Article Fee Payments?

Cathrin Gantner

oa@ub.uzh.ch

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