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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 – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access

Journals included: All ACS titles, both hybrid and fully OA journals.

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation. If prompted, choose the CC-BY licence. Further help for authors.

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Type of deal: Open Uncapped – all papers with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: ACM journals and conference proceedings. Full list

Instructions for authors: Select Institutional Paid Open Access in your submission process. Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation. If prompted, choose the CC-BY licence. Further information.

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. Step-by-step guide to publishing Open Access in Cambridge Journals .

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

Journals included: Core Hybrid. Cell Press and The Lancet are also covered, but with some restrictions. When publishing in eligible hybrid Cell Press journals, review articles and short survey article types are not eligible. When publishing in eligible journals from The Lancet, full length articles are the only eligible article type. A full list of titles is available on Elsevier’s website.
(NB: Outside of this deal, Cranfield authors publishing in fully Gold OA Elsevier journals will get a 15% discount).

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address and ensure that Cranfield University is your institutional affiliation. If prompted, choose the CC-BY licence.

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. All fully OA titles are included with the exception of journals published on behalf of the American Astronomical Society.

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 Capped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: All RSC hybrid journals. NB: The deal also provides a 15% discount on APCs for RSC Gold OA 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.

Types of articles covered: Research, Review, Case Reports.

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: Springer is Read and Publish Uncapped, Nature is Read and Publish Capped – articles with a Cranfield corresponding author can be made Open Access.

Journals included: Most Springer, Nature, Nature Research, and Palgrave hybrid journals. A full list is available on Springer’s website. NB: There is also a 15% discount on APCs in all Springer Nature's Fully Open Access journals.

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

Types of articles covered:
Springer agreement - original research and review articles, brief communications and continuing education articles.
Nature agreement - research articles which may also be referred to as analysis, brief communications, registered reports and technical reports.

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.
NB: If your article has more than one corresponding author, you will need to identify yourself as the Responsible Corresponding Author (RCA). Wiley use this role to identify the sole author who will be responsible for key post-publication actions and whose institutional affiliations will be used to determine eligibility for APC coverage.

Journals included: Wiley published hybrid and fully gold journals. The deal is uncapped for hybrid journals, and capped for fully gold (annually at a consortium level). The deal also covers Hindawi 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 20% discount. Articles do not have to be in receipt of UKRI funding.
[NB: the deal also gives 10% discount on Book Processing Charges (BPC) at MDPI Books and 15% discount on MDPI - Language Editing Services.]

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

Instructions for authors: Use your Cranfield University email address.

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