Open Access Publishing

Support for Open Access Publishing

Northeastern University Library has agreements in place with a variety of publishers to support open access publishing. Through transformative agreements and various subscribe-to-open and publish-and-read models, Northeastern-affiliated authors can have Article Processing Charges (APCs) fully covered or can receive discounts on the APCs charged by some publishers to make their articles available Open Access.

Open Access Agreements and Discounts for Northeastern Authors

  • Bioscientifica allows corresponding authors affiliated with Northeastern to receive a 50% discount on APCs when choosing the gold open-access option in subscription journals that the Library subscribes to. The Library currently subscribes to Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction. See the Hybrid (subscription) journals section on Bioscientifica’s website for more information.
  • Cambridge University Press: APCs are covered for Northeastern authors who publish in a CUP hybrid or Gold OA journal. The article must be one of five research article types defined by CUP: research, reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports. Consult the Open Access and Waivers Discount Tool to check which journals are covered under the agreement.
  • Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy (University of Toronto Press) through the Library’s current subscription, The Open Access Publish Guarantee allows lead authors affiliated to publish open access without paying APCs. Articles will be open access regardless of whether the subscribe-to-open subscription threshold is met.

Other Ways of Funding and Publishing Open Access

Upload Your Publications to the Digital Repository:

For Northeastern authors who wish to make research output available to a wider audience but prefer to publish in a subscription-based journal, publishers often permit authors to make a certain version of their articles available open access in their university’s digital repository. (Sometimes this may even be required by funders.)

Cover costs via grants and sponsored research:

APCs for publishing in open access journals are often acceptable costs to include into grant proposals and other sponsored research budgets.

Benefits of professional society memberships:

Northeastern authors may find that professional society memberships afford discounts for open access publishing.

No-cost open access journals:

Many open access journals charge authors nothing for publication. The Guide to Choosing a Publication Venue can help you assess the quality and reputation of journals.

Additional support

The NU Libraries support open access initiatives and advocacy through memberships in or contributions to:

Digital Commonwealth

Finding and Using Open Access Resources

Visit our Open Access Resources subject guide for suggested places to find open access and public domain materials including images, video, and datasets.