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

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  • Springer Nature: APCs are covered for Northeastern authors who publish in many of Springer Nature’s portfolio of hybrid and subscription journals, including Springer, Palgrave, and Adis. See Eligible journals for the Agreement and the Author Guide.   The current agreement does NOT include Nature or journals that are already full open access.

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.