Local deals and support
In addition to the national UNL agreements, the UG and the UMCG have negotiated a series of agreements in their own right:
- BioMed Central - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG get a 15% discount on APCs in 295 BioMed Central journals. Please check the journal browser to see if the discount is available for a specific BMC-journal.
- Cogitatio Press - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG can publish their articles open access at no extra cost in all journals by Cogitatio Press.
- Company of Biologists - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG can publish their articles open access at no extra cost.
- Future Science Group - The agreement covers mainly journals in the medical field. UG- and UMCG-affiliated corresponding authors can publish open access free of charge in 36 journals. Read more
- John Benjamins - UG-affiliated corresponding authors can publish open access free of charge in all John Benjamins’s journals. Read more
- MDPI - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG get a 10% discount on APCs in MDPI journals.
- PeerJ - The UG can cover the cost of APCs for publication in PeerJ's journals. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Portland Press - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG can publish their articles open access at no extra cost in Portland Press journals.
- Rockefeller University Press (RUP) - UG- and UMCG-affiliated corresponding authors can publish open access free of charge in RUP’s three hybrid journals: Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of General Physiology. Articles will be published under a CC-BY license, directly deposited to PubMed Central (PMC) and subsequently to Europe PMC, and archived in LOCKSS/CLOCKSS and Portico. Read more
- Sidestone Press - Open access book publisher focusing mainly on archaeology, anthropology and history. The UG has access to all Sidestone Press e-books. UG/UMCG staff and students can claim a 25% discount on printed books.
- SpringerOpen - Submitting authors affiliated with the UG and the UMCG get a 15% discount on APCs in SpringerOpen journals.
Besides these arrangements, the University of Groningen Library financially supports various diamond open access initiatives and open access infrastructures.
Diamond OA initiatives
- Direct to Open (MIT Press) - Initiative aimed at realizing a sustainable transition to open access for books.
- Open Book Publishers - Not-for-profit and academic-led open access publisher of academic monographs. UG/UMCG staff and students can download e-books for free and get a discount on the purchase of print-on-demand titles from the OBP catalogue.
- Open Library of Humanities - Charitable organization dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no APCs charged to the author.
- Punctum Books - Not-for-profit open-access book publisher in the humanities. Punctum Books does not charge Book Processing Charges (BPCs) and is funded via a library partnership subsidy model, subscriptions and individual donations.
- SCOAP 3 - Partnership of over 3,000 libraries, funding agencies and research centres in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP 3 has converted key journals in the field of high-energy physics to open access at no cost for authors.
- SciPost - Scholarly-led, not-for-profit, open access publication portal focused on Physics. SciPost is now expanding also to the fields of Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology and Chemistry. Publishing in SciPost does not involve author-facing charges. SciPost is financially backed by national granting agencies, universities, foundations and individuals.
- ArXiv - Open access repository for Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Quantitative Biology.
- DOAJ - Community-curated list of open access journals that use an appropriate quality control system.
- OAPEN - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. It operates three platforms: the OAPEN Library, the OAPEN open access books toolkit, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).
- Open Commons of Phenomenology - Not-for-profit scholarly association whose mission is to provide free access to all relevant materials related to phenomenology.
Do you have questions on open access that are specific to your discipline? Contact one of the open science ambassadors at the University's faculties.
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