National journal agreements

​Nord University has entered into Open Access publishing agreements with several publishers. The agreements include most of the publishers’ journals.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The agreements​ either fully cover APCs (Article Processing Charges) or they grant our researchers a discount on APCs. According to the agreements, Nord's researchers may publish in most of the publishers' journals (see the individual agreements for any exceptions), and articles comprised by the agreements are made openly accessible.​

Annual national quotas

Most agreements have annual national quotas for the number of publications that may be published by researchers from one of the participating institutions*. This implies that if the quota is filled before the end of the year, researchers must either apply to get APCs covered through the Open Access Fund (gold OA) or pay the fees through their own means (hybrid OA). However, the agreement will be re-activated from 1 January the following year. Moreover, many of the read-and-publish agreements imply an increase in the annual quota during the period covered by the agreement.

* Exceptions: Cambridge University Press (CUP), Sage and Taylor & Francis (the latter applies to 2021 only). The CUP agreement includes unlimited publishing in CUP hybrid and gold journals, except from some journals owned by learned societies. Sage offers unlimited publishing in hybrid journals included in the agreement (not all hybrid journals are included).​ The Taylor & Francis agreement includes unlimited publishing in hybrid journals and for now this applies to 2021 only.

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Comment/news: -
​Duration and scope

1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish agreement
Eligible journals
Most gold and hybrid journals (see column F - must be listed as either Hybrid or Gold OA). Some journals owned by learned societies are not included in the agreement.
​​Eligible authors

The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly entific articles (research articles, review articles – as long as they give publication points​)
Available licence(s)
CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-ND, and CC BY-NC-SA
Workflow/what to do
CUP's guide for authors and author journey

During the publication process, CUP will inform you of the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access when you sign the Author publishing agreement. The University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord.​
Other information

* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.

Emerald​​​​

Comment/news: The discount agreement only applies if researchers have funds to cover OA publishing themselves, as the OA Fund does not cover publishing in hybrid journals. 
Duration and scope
1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Discount agreement (10 %)
Eligible journals
Most hybrid journalsPlease note: The discount only applies if researchers have funds to cover charges for OA publishing, as the university's OA Fund does not cover OA publishing in hybrid journals.
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly  articles
Available licence(s)
CC BY
Workflow/what to do
​See the publisher’s information on OA publishing
Other information
N/A
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.

Elsevier

Comment/news: -

Duration and scope
1 Janua​​ry 2021 – 31 December 2021 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish agreement
Eligible journals
Most gold and hybrid journals​ (Elsevier search tool)
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly articles (full length articles, short communications – as long as they give publication points)
Available licence(s)
CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND
Workflow/what to do
Elsevier's guide with author journey

Once your article has been accepted by a journal included in the agreement, Elsevier will offer you the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access. The University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord. See more: The publisher’s info about OA publishing.
Other information
The main features of the agreement (only in Norwegian)
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.​

Frontiers

Comment/news: -
Duration and scope
1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Discount agreement (10 %)
Eligible journals
​All journals ranked by NSD on levels 1 or 2
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly articles (article types A and B – as long as they give publication points)
Available licence(s)
CC BY
Workflow/what to do
​Select Nord as your institutional affiliation and payer (in the category Frontiers Institutional Members) when submitting your manuscript. Preferably use your Nord e-mail address.
When your article has been accepted, you must submit application to get the publication fee covered by Nord’s Open Access Fund. If your application is granted​, the University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord, and handle the invoice. Authors are not involved in the payment process.
Other information
Main features of the agreement (only in Norwegian)
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.​​

Sage

Comment/news: -
​​Duration and scope
1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish and discount agreement (20 % on gold journals)
Eligible journals
​Most gold and hybrid journals (see column​ H: included journals are listed as either Hybrid (free), Gold OA - No APC and Gold OA - 20 % discount)
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly articles (original research articles and literature reviews – as long as they give publication points)
Available licence(s)
CC BY (standard – contact Sage to request other licenses)
Workflow/what to do
​Sage's guide for authors and author journey.

Gold journals (discount): When your article has been accepted, you must submit application to get the publication fee covered by Nord’s Open Access Fund. If your application is granted, you shall choose Nord University as bill payer in Sage's OA portal. The payment process will then be handled by the University Library.

Hybrid journals: During the publication process, CUP will inform you of the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access.
Other information
Information from the publisher
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.​​​

Springer Nature

Comment/news: -
Duration and scope

1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish agreement
Eligible journals
Most hybrid journals (see column G - must be listed as Hybrid - Open Choice)
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly articles (original paper, review paper, brief communication – as long as they give publication points)
Available licence(s)
CC BY and CC BY-NC
Workflow/what to do
​Springer’s guide for authors

During the publication process, Springer Nature will inform you of the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access. The University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord.
Other information
Main features of the agreement (only in Norwegian)
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.​​

Taylor & Francis

Comment/news: ​In 2021, Nord researchers are granted unlimited publishing via the Taylor & Francis agreement (only valid for hybrid journals).
Duration and scope
1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish agreement
Eligible journals
Most hybrid journals
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly articles (original articles – as long as they give publication points)
Available licence(s)
CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND
Workflow/what to do
Author workflow​

During the publication process, T&F will inform you of the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access. The University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord.
Other information
Information from the publisher

Brochure about the agreement

Main features of the agreement (only in Norwegian)
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.​

Wiley

Comment/news: -
Duration and scope
1 April/1 May 2019 – 31 December 2021 (articles accepted during this time)
Type of agreement
Read-and-publish agreement
Eligible journals
Most gold and hybrid journals
Eligible authors
The corresponding author* must be affiliated with Nord University. It is important to state correct affiliation to Nord as early as possible in the process.
Article type/eligible articles
Scholarly ​articles (primary research and review articles – as long as they give publication points​)
Available licence(s)
C​C BY and CC BY-NC-ND
Workflow/what to do
This video explains the workflow.

During the publication process, Wiley will inform you of the possibility to publish Open Access, without extra costs. Choose Open Access. The University Library will confirm your affiliation to Nord.


Other information
Information from the publisher​
 
* The corresponding author is the author responsible for submitting the manuscript to the journal in question. In some fields/disciplines the corresponding author is also known as the first author.







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​​Gold OA​ - Publishing in Open​ Access journals

In pure Open Access journals all the articles are openly accessible immediately without any embargo. Generally, authors maintain copyright and publications are accessible with an open licence.

Please note: Several journals/publishers use the term Gold OA about what is actually hybrid OA (se information on hybrid OA below). 

​Check www.doaj.org to see if a journal is Gold OA, as the majority of Gold OA journals are listed there.​​

Green OA - Self-​archiving in Open repositories

Archiving scholarly articles, Master theses, PhD dissertations and other research materials in Open repositor​ies ensures Open Access. Generally, scholarly articles may be deposited in a postprint or accepted manuscript version (AAM). This version is the last version that the author submits, post-peer review, and differs in format but not contents from the final, published version. Often, publishers or journals require an embargo of 6 to 36 months upon publication before post-prints may be made available. See instructions on how to self-archive your articles.​​

Hybrid OA​ - Open publishing in subscriptio​n-based journals

Hybrid OA implies paying for Open Access for individual articles. These articles are published in traditionally subscription-based journals but are made openly accessible through payment of a publication fee (APC). Generally, hybrid OA is the most expensive way of achieving Open Access.​