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Open Access

Publisher deals

The Library has agreements with some publishers to negotiate pilot financing models to help pay for APC charges and meet the growing demand for researchers to publish in Open Access journals. 
If you are publishing with these deals, you must state your Cranfield affiliation in your article.

Publishers with APC charges waived for Cranfield authors

Type of deal: Read and Publish Uncapped (in 2021) – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author will be published Open Access at no additional cost.

Journals included: Most CUP journals are included. A full list is available on the CUP website.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Uncapped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All IOP hybrid journals are included.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

Type of deal:Read and Publish Uncapped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All IWA journals.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation. Further advice from IWA.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Uncapped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All RSC hybrid journals.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Uncapped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All SAGE hybrid journals. (We also receive a 20% discount on fully gold journal APCs). More information on SAGE Choice on SAGE website.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

If prompted, please ensure you select the CC-BY licence.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Capped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: Most Springer published hybrid journals. A full list is available on Springer’s website.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Capped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All Open Select (hybrid) journals. For more information see Taylor & Francis’ website.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation. NB: Please select a CC BY licence – T&F have made the default setting CC BY NC ND but you should be able to change it.

Type of deal: Read and Publish Capped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Note: As part of the cap, starting from 1 July 2021 until further notice, Wiley have limited this agreement to covering articles funded by UKRI, Wellcome Trust and former COAF only.

Journals included: Most Wiley published hybrid and fully gold journals. A full list is available on Wiley’s website.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation.

If prompted, please ensure you select the CC-BY licence. A video explaining how to do this is available.

NB: A deal mark as ‘capped’ means the publisher has set an annual limit on the number of articles that can be published Gold without paying an APC. This is most often at a UK HE collective level but sometimes can be per individual institution. We will post updates here if we reach those limits.

Publishers offering Cranfield authors an APC discount

Type of deal: 10% discount on one title.

Journals included: Only applied to Science Advances. (AAAS are currently exploring a way to make all their titles compliant with Plan S).

Instructions for authors: Ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation and select the CC-BY licence option.

Type of deal: The library has signed an agreement with Frontiers that entitles any article in Frontiers journals to receive 10% discount.

Journals included: All Frontiers titles. Full list.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address.

Type of deal:The library has signed an agreement with MDPI that entitles any article in any qualifying journal to receive 10% discount. Articles do not have to be in receipt of UKRI funding.

Journals included: All MDPI titles. Full list and further details.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address.

Please contact openaccess@cranfield.ac.uk if you have any questions about publisher deals and offsetting your charges.