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Open Access

Open Access Publishing Agreements with FAU

Transformative agreements between commercial, scholarly publishers and academic entities are increasing.  These agreements can also be known as read and publish agreements, publish and read agreements, or similar terms. 

When an author is affiliated with an institution or system with a transformative agreement, the cost of publishing their work in a publisher's open access journals may be waived or reduced.

Current Agreements for FAU Affiliates.

FAU faculty, students, and staff can use any of the following open access agreements with the following publishers.  

For questions about FAU's transformative agreements, contact

Waive or Negotiate Article Publishing Charges (APCs)

Most open access journals do not have APC or other fees, but if they do:

  • Request or inquire on a waiver from the publisher.  They may make exceptions for early-career researchers or those within certain categories.
  • Grant-funded research.  If your manuscript was funded by a grant, check your grant's rules to see if it allows funds to be used for publication fees.
  • Check with co-authors who are from other institutions.  Your co-author can may be able to use transformative agreements or funding that are available at their institution.
  • Inquire about a reviewer discount.  If you or a co-author is a reviewer for a publication, see if they have discounts or waivers for APCs.  Some publishers like IOPScience offer this.
  • See professional society membership benefits.  Some benefits may include waiving or providing reduced APCs.
  • Consult with your department.  Some may have funding or agreements with publishers to cover APCs.  
Last updated on Apr 2, 2024 3:49 PM