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Publisher agreements

We have negotiated a number of “read and publish” or transformative agreements with individual publishers that remove or reduce the cost of open access publication for all academic staff and PhD researchers.

When you submit to these publishers, please use your Leeds email address and state your University affiliation so that the discount can be applied.

Please contact us with any queries about these agreements.

BMJ (British Medical Journal)

Title: BMJ open access agreement

Costs covered: full cost of APC

What you can publish: original research articles funded by UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, or the Wellcome Trust

Where you can publish: in any of the 28 participating journals from BMJ’s Standard Collection. See the list of journals and full eligibility restrictions

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

Brill

Title: Brill open access agreement

What you can publish: research and review articles open access with article processing charges waived for 2021

Where you can publish: in any of Brill's journals, including gold full open access titles

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process indicate that you are an author affiliated with the University of Leeds

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Title: CUP Read and Publish agreement

What you can publish: original research and review articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: eligible hybrid and open access journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing

Title: IOP open access agreement

What you can publish: all primary research article types, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: in the majority of IOP’s hybrid journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: When you submit your article please supply your affiliation clearly in the article submission form and in the article itself

IWA (International Water Association) Publishing

Title: IWA Read & Publish agreement

What you can publish: articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: all IWA journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: Submit your article using your institutional email account and state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

Microbiology Society

Title: Microbiology Society Publish and Read agreement

What you can publish: articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: any Society journal

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: Submit your article using your institutional email account and state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

OUP (Oxford University Press)

Title: OUP Read and Publish deal

What you can publish: research or review articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: in eligible hybrid and open access journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds. On acceptance follow OUP’s step-by-step guide

Sage

Title: Sage open access agreement

What you can publish: articles, agreement covers open access article processing charges (APCs)

Where you can publish: subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package, as well as in the IMechE Journal collection and the Royal Society of Medicine collection, which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice)

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

Springer

Title: Springer’s UK Read and Publish agreement

What you can publish: articles, covers the open access fees

Where you can publish: in more than 2,000 Springer Open Choice hybrid journals and 38 Nature Academic journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: Submit your article using your institutional email account and select University of Leeds as your institution when completing the MyPublication form on acceptance

Taylor & Francis (T&F)

Title: T&F open access agreement

What you can publish: original research articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: during the submission process state that you are affiliated with the University of Leeds

Wiley

Title: Wiley open access agreement

What you can publish: primary research and review articles, open access at no additional cost

Where you can publish: in the majority of Wiley’s fully gold open access and subscription journals

Who can publish: corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Leeds

How to access the deal: the Wiley process differs depending on journal type. Follow the fully open access or hybrid instructions on the Wiley agreement webpage

Other information:
Updated: July 2021.

There are new limits to what open access articles the Wiley publisher agreement will pay for. This is because article submissions are at a high level.

From 1 July, article processing charges for Wiley’s journals will only be paid if they are funded by:

  • UKRI
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Blood Cancer Now
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Parkinson’s UK
  • Versus Arthritis.

For hybrid journals this will apply to all articles accepted from this date.

For open access journals this will apply to all articles submitted from this date.

Authors who have their own funding to pay for open access are eligible for a 25% discount by using the promotional code: KA6CA.

Use of the agreement is restricted to articles supported by these funders as they provide institutional open access block grants that are used to pay for the agreement.

These limitations will reset from 1 January 2022 when the agreement renews.

If this will affect your ability to comply with your funder’s open access requirements please contact the Research Support Team