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Open Access (English version): Publisher deals

License agreements at RUC covering Open Access

The Royal Danish Library's national licensing consortium, on behalf of the Danish universities and other research institutions, negotiates agreements with publishers including opportunities to publish Open Access at no cost to employees of these Danish organisations.

Main points in the agreements:

  • The author does not have to pay, or gets a discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC)
  • The article is most often published under on of the CC-BY licenses
  • The article (Published version) will immediately be available Open Access
  • The article (Published version) can be archived in RUC's Pure without an embargo period

Currently agreements has been concluded with the publishers below.

Elsevier

A four-year agreement has been concluded with Elsevier for the period from 2021-2024

The agreement includes the option to publish without APC payment in a number of Elsevier's hybrid journals, and you can find a description of how to use the agreement in the document below.

You can read more about the agreement on The Royal Danish Library's website here: https://pro.kb.dk/en/licensing/elsevier

 

Cambridge

A three-year agreement has been concluded with Cambridge for the period from 2023-2025.

You can read more about the agreement on The Royal Danish Library's website here: https://pro.kb.dk/licensservice/cambridge-university-press

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Royal Danish Library has made an agreement on a 250$ APC discount publishing with ACS.
The discount can be changed by the Publisher. See more here

Wiley

A four-year agreement has been concluded with Wiley for the period from 2022-2025.

The agreement includes the option to publish without APC payment in Wiley's hybrid journals, and you can find a description of how to use the agreement in the document below.

You can read more about the agreement on The Royal Danish Library''s website here: https://pro.kb.dk/en/licensing/wiley-agreement-2022-25

ATTENTION Per July/August, some titles disappear from the list that was originally negotiated as free Open Access. The titles are; Addiction Biology, Alzheimer's and Dementia, European Journal of Neurology, JSFA Reports, PsyCh Journal and Water Resources Research.
More information can be found at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/library-info/faq/2024journalflips

 

Institute of Physics (IOP)

A three-year agreement has been concluded with IOP in the period from 2023 -2025.

The agreement includes the option to publish without APC payment in almost all IOP Publishing journals. The eligible journals are those in List A, B, C, and D here

You can read more about the agreement on The Royal Danish Library's website here: https://pro.kb.dk/licensservice/iop-publishing

Springer

A four-year agreement has been concluded with Springer for the period from march 2023-2026.

The agreement includes the option to publish without APC payment in a number of Springer's hybrid journals, and you can find a description of how to use the agreement in the document below.

You can read more about the agreement on The Royal Danish Library's website here: https://pro.kb.dk/en/licensing/springer-compact

Bristol University Press og Policy Press

An agreement has been made for a 25% APC discount on articles from Bristol University Press and Policy Press.
You can read more about the agreement directly with the publisher here

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The Royal Danish Library has made an agreement on a 500$ APC discount publishing with PNAS.
The discount can be changed by the Publisher. See more here

The MDPI discount agreement is terminated as of 2024

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

As of January 1st 2024, the Royal Danish Library has terminated its discount agreement with MDPI. See the full announcement from KB below.

For a number of years, the Royal Danish Library has managed a joint agreement on behalf of the Danish universities with MDPI. MDPI is a golden Open Access publisher, and the main essence of the agreement is that MDPI, based on free membership, gives a 10% discount on their APCs (Article Processing Charge) to corresponding authors from the institutions.

Over the years, the publisher has been exposed to more and more criticism in relation to behavior that is perceived as predatory.

The Royal Danish Library has assessed the increasing criticism, and on that basis chosen to terminate the overall discount agreement at the end of 2023, as there are signs of questionable publishing behaviour, and we have assessed that MDPI as a publisher cannot be supported.

Since MDPI covers a large number of journals, where it is not necessarily all that exhibit predatory behavior, the Royal Danish Library leaves it up to the individual institution and researcher to assess whether they want to continue an agreement themselves and also whether they want to continue publishing at MDPI.

If the above gives rise to any questions, you are very welcome to contact either Head of Department for Licensing Lise Baltzer (lbal@kb.dk) or Head of Department for Research Services Michael Svendsen (misv@kb.dk).