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Which publishers are included in the Open Access agreements and how do you publish?

by Joan Kolarik on 2023-01-24T18:09:00+02:00 in scientists, library | 0 Comments

The Weizmann Institute Library is thrilled to continue offering Weizmann researchers more APC discounts!

From 2023 Weizmann affiliated authors can publish open-access articles free of charge in Taylor & Francis hybrid titles only and ACM!

Discounts covered in full or in part by library agreements:

How to ensure that you qualify for the deals

In general, to qualify for most of the publisher deals it is essential that: 

Generally, only corresponding authors are entitled to a discount.

  • You are the corresponding author on the output
  • You declare your affiliation with the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • You use your Institution email address ( in the submission
  • Be aware that the discount will cover only APC costs and NOT any additional costs.

useful links:


  • APC - Article Processing Charge - A fee charged to the author, creator, or institution to cover the cost of an article, rather than charging the potential reader of the article. APCs may apply to both commercial and Open Access publications. APCs are sometimes charged to authors to cover the cost of publishing and disseminating an article in an Open Access scholarly journal.
  • Corresponding Author - The corresponding author is the one individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer-review, and publication process.
  • Peer-Review -  is the independent assessment of your research paper by experts in your field. Its purpose is to evaluate the manuscript’s quality and suitability for publication.
  • hybrid Journal - hybrid journals are where Weizmann authors usually publish.  They are "hybrid", not "fully open access", i.e., it is possible to publish open access and pay an APC or publish closed access without paying.  In fully open access journals there is only the option of publishing open access.)
  • Creative Commons (CC) licence – a series of copyright licences which allow authors to licence their work for free reuse, with fewer restrictions than all rights reserved. Publishers will apply a CC licence (or a similar licence with the same effect) as part of the gold open access route. More information is available on UCL's copyright and research data management webpages.
  • Gold open access – the process of making research outputs freely available and reusable on the publisher’s website under the terms of a Creative Commons licence, usually in exchange for an article processing charge. See UCL's open access funding webpages.
  • Green open access – the process of making research outputs freely available through an institutional repository (UCL Discovery), often with restrictions requiring the author accepted manuscript and an embargo period, at no cost to the author. The author’s process of doing this known as self-archiving. See UCL's Understanding open access webpage.
  • Preprint – often used interchangeably with author submitted manuscript, but some sources may use the term more generally to refer to any draft version of a research output prior to publication. Some repositories, such as arXiv, are known as preprint servers because they contain versions of papers prior to submission or acceptance.
  • Transformative agreement – an agreement between a publisher and institutions encouraging the transition of journals from hybrid to fully open access.
  • Transformative journal – a journal that meets specific criteria, set out as part of Plan S, showing its commitment to becoming fully open access.

NOTE!  New grants with Horizon Europe have VERY different requirements from Horizon 2020 grants.  If you receive a Horizon Europe grant, please review your publishing requirements with the Grants Department.  More information...

These are NOT FREE APCs.  The Library is paying an additional cost for this service.  In the case of these publishers, the Read & Publish* deal offered was good enough that it has been decided to fund this new model.

These agreements are part of a huge market shift and this shift is still in process.  The fact that we were able to reach reasonable agreements with these publishers does not guarantee that we will be able to reach equally beneficial agreements in the future, but your Library will be working to make agreements like this more common.

If this new service is helpful to you, if you have suggestions for improvements, or if you just want to comment in general, please write to feedback is an essential part of our work.

* Read&Publish model = the Read portion of the agreement covers subscription costs, the Publish portion covers APC costs

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