Open Access at Goldsmiths


Goldsmiths Open Access LibGuide

The Open Access LibGuide, created by the Online Research Collections team at Goldsmiths, provides information on: what Open Access is, Open Access routes, copyright and licensing, Goldsmiths' institutional repositories, funder Open Access policies (including the Research Excellence Framework and Plan S), choosing a journal to publish in, publisher Open Access deals available to Goldsmiths researchers, Open Access resources, and includes a glossary.

To access the LibGuide, please click here.

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Goldsmiths Statement on Open Access

Goldsmiths Statement on Open Access provides a statement on Goldsmiths’ position towards open access. It reflects the University’s unique and specialist nature and its research intensive status. Questions and comments pertaining to Goldsmiths’ position statement can be e-mailed to: gro@gold.ac.uk

To read the Goldsmiths Statement on Open Access, please click here

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Publisher Open Access Deals Available to Goldsmiths Authors

To download this information as a .pdf file, please click here

Goldsmiths is now part of transformative agreements with certain journal publishers, commonly known as Read and Publish agreements. These agreements combine Library’s journal subscriptions with Open Access publication.

 

1. What is a Read and Publish agreement?

Read and Publish agreements allow papers with a Goldsmiths corresponding author, published with certain publishers, to be made Gold Open Access.

The costs of publishing Open Access, through the payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC), are included as part of Goldsmiths subscription agreement with a publisher: there is no additional Open Access cost when a paper is published.

Read and Publish deals are a way for publishers to transition their subscription journals to full Open Access. The long-term aim is to shift the focus of academic publishing from the subscription model to making Open Access the default.

Our current publisher agreements are listed below, each covered in its own section.

 

What types of journals are covered?

“Gold Open Access” is the term used to describe Open Access publication through the payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC). These charges apply to two different types of journal: subscription journals that include a paid Open Access option (also known as hybrid journals), and fully Open Access journals (which are funded entirely by APCs). Some Read and Publish agreements cover both types of journal, but the details for each agreement vary by publisher and by journal type. Therefore, it is worth checking each publisher’s agreement below when you are considering journals by that publisher.

 

Who is eligible?

In order for your article submission to qualify as eligible under the agreements, you must be the responsible corresponding author and affiliated with Goldsmiths. In the article submission process, you must identify yourself as affiliated with Goldsmiths and give your Goldsmiths email address rather than a private email address.

The corresponding author is the author responsible for manuscript correction, correspondence during the publication process, handling of revisions and re-submission of the revised manuscript. They act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and act as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.

UKRI-funded researchers are advised to use the central APC Block Grant allowance to make their papers Open Access. If you have any questions around this, please email the Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO) team at gro@gold.ac.uk.

 

What article licence type should I select?

Goldsmiths recommends that authors select a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) licence for all articles submitted in the agreements. Authors should email gro@gold.ac.uk if they wish to publish with a different licence.

 

How do I get help and further advice?

If you would like any more information about our transformative publisher agreements, please email gro@gold.ac.uk.

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2. Publishing Open Access with SAGE

There are two ways to publish Open Access with SAGE: in Subscription Journals for free and in fully Open Access Journals via an Article Processing Charge (APC) payment. Goldsmiths pays APCs for UKRI-funded research only.

2.1. Publishing Open Access in SAGE Subscription Journals

What is the deal?

Goldsmiths SAGE agreement allows all Goldsmiths corresponding authors to publish eligible Gold Open Access articles in almost all of SAGE subscription (hybrid) journals. This deal will run from 1st January 2020 to 31 December 2022.

Goldsmiths strongly encourages all authors to take advantage of this agreement. If you would like any more information about the agreement, please email gro@gold.ac.uk

 

What type of articles are eligible?

Original research papers, review papers, brief communications, short reports and case studies are included in the agreement. Book reviews, editorials, abstracts and news items are excluded.

 

What journals are part of the deal?

Almost all SAGE subscription journals are part of the deal: over 900+ subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package, as well as the IMechE Journal Collection and the Royal Society of Medicine Collection. For more information, please click here.

Publishing title list can be found here. There are a handful of titles that are not part of the OA Publishing scheme SAGE Choice listed here. Journals that convert (flip) from Hybrid OA to fully Gold OA during the term of the transitional agreement will remain free to publish in up until 31st December 2022.

 

Who can apply?

Any corresponding author from Goldsmiths publishing in a SAGE subscription journal (as listed above) is eligible.

 

If I qualify, how do I proceed?

The Online Research Collections team in the Library will be notified by SAGE of any potentially eligible articles/authors and asked to confirm that the corresponding author is affiliated to Goldsmiths.

SAGE will then contact the authors to inform them of the Open Access agreement and to invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer as soon as their accepted article has been received into SAGE’s Production department.

Within 14 days, SAGE will ask authors to confirm that they agree to publish Open Access, and choose a Creative Commons licence (CC BY or CC BY-NC). Goldsmiths recommends that CC BY be selected for all papers.

If the corresponding author rejects Open Access publishing of the article, the article will be published in a traditional subscription only format, not as Open Access and the corresponding author will be required to provide detail on why they rejected the OA offer.

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2.2. SAGE APC discounts on fully OA journals for UKRI-funded researchers

What is the deal?

Corresponding authors from Goldsmiths who are funded by one of the UK Research Councils (UKRI) are entitled to a 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC) when they publish in over 150 of SAGE’s fully Open Access journals.

Goldsmiths strongly encourages all UKRI-funded authors to take advantage of this agreement. If you would like any more information about the agreement, please email gro@gold.ac.uk.

 

What journals are part of the deal?

The 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC) is available on 150 journals. The participating journal title list is available here. If a larger discount is available to the author, the single largest discount will apply. Discounts may not be combined.

 

Who can apply?

The 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) in fully Open Access journals is only available to Goldsmiths authors whose research is funded by one of the UK Research Councils (UKRI). Authors should email gro@gold.ac.uk to check their eligibility.

 

If I qualify, how do I proceed?

All hybrid and Open Access articles are being processed through the SAGE Open Access Portal. For more information please visit the SAGE Open Access Portal.

Any articles accepted before the 30th June 2020, will continue to be processed through the RightsLink platform to manage the Article Processing Charge (APC) payments. Articles entering production after 30th June 2020 will be sent to the SAGE Open Access Portal where the discount will be applied automatically. All eligible papers by Goldsmiths authors will be identified and the 20% discount will automatically be applied before the author is contacted. This means that the Online Research Collections team in the Library will be able to pre-approve or reject Article Processing Charge (APC) payments, so that when the author is contacted to arrange a license they are already informed if Goldsmiths will pay for the APC.

To access the SAGE Open Access Portal, please click here.

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3. Publishing Open Access with Springer

What is the deal?

Goldsmiths is part of the Springer Compact agreement for Open Access publishing. This agreement allows corresponding authors from Goldsmiths who submit to journals participating in the Springer Compact agreement to have their papers published as Open Access by default without any additional cost.

From the end of January 2020 until 31 December 2020, corresponding authors from Goldsmiths who submit to Springer journals participating in the agreement will have their papers published as Open Access by default, typically with a CC BY creative commons licence. Unlike our previous Springer Compact agreement where authors had to agree to publish Open Access, the default publication is now Open Access.

Goldsmiths strongly encourages all authors to take advantage of this agreement. If you would like any more information about the agreement, please email gro@gold.ac.uk

 

What journals are part of the deal?

See the Springer website for a full list of eligible journals.

 

Who can apply?

Any corresponding author from Goldsmiths is eligible regardless of whether or not their research is grant funded.

 

If I qualify, how do I proceed?

Once your article is accepted, Springer will send you a link to their MyPublication form, where you need to select Goldsmiths as your institutional affiliation. You will also need to agree to the Open Access terms. Please give your Goldsmiths email address rather than a private email address, as this enables Springer to identify you as eligible under the agreement.

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4. Publishing Open Access with Wiley

Please note that Wiley have taken the decision to limit OA publishing to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only from 12 October 2020.

What is the deal?

Our agreement with Wiley allows Goldsmiths corresponding authors to publish articles Gold Open Access under a Creative Commons licence. It covers research and review papers in most of Wiley's subscription (hybrid) and fully Open Access journals but excludes other article types such as letters and editorials.

The agreement operates from March 2020 until December 2023.

Goldsmiths strongly encourages all authors to take advantage of this agreement. If you would like any more information about the agreement, please email gro@gold.ac.uk

 

What journals are part of the deal?

Corresponding authors can publish Open Access in any of Wiley’s fully gold Open Access journals, or any of their subscription (hybrid) journals which offer their ‘OnlineOpen’ option. Wiley's online guide includes lists of the journals covered.

 

Who can apply?

Any corresponding author from Goldsmiths whose paper has been accepted on or after 2 March 2020 is eligible regardless of whether or not their research is grant funded.

 

If I qualify, how do I proceed?

If you are publishing in a subscription (hybrid) journal, after acceptance log in to Wiley Author Services, click "Select OnlineOpen", choose Goldsmiths as your affiliation, and provide details of any relevant funding. Then confirm that you would like to make your article OnlineOpen. The Online Research Collections team in the Library will then be notified of your request and asked to confirm that the corresponding author is affiliated to Goldsmiths.

Authors can choose a Creative Commons licence. Goldsmiths recommends that CC BY be selected for all papers.

If OnlineOpen is not initially selected, it cannot be requested retrospectively under the agreement once the article is published in Early View.

If you are publishing in a fully Open Access journal, select Goldsmiths as your institution when you submit and the deal will be applied after the Online Research Collections team in the Library confirm your affiliation.

Further information on using the Wiley Author Services portal is available here.