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Open Access @SDSU

Support for SDSU authors who publish openly

For possible campus funds to cover other journal and publisher APCs, contact your department chair or dean. To identify outside funding sources try this list of research funders and institutions worldwide that cover open access article processing charges (APCs).

If you have any questions, please contact your SDSU Subject Librarian or Kate Holvoet, Electronic Resources Librarian.

California State University Open Access Publishing Deals

Elsevier 2022 - 2024 Open Access Publishing Agreement

SDSU authors are able to publish open access, with no additional costs associated, through an updated 3-year agreement (2022-2024) between the California State University system and Elsevier. The agreement to waive article publishing/processing charges (APCs) applies to journals published by Elsevier. For open access publishing in Elsevier: 

  • Use the journal search tool to find eligible titles.

  • The corresponding author must be affiliated with a CSU institution. If authors (faculty, staff, students) have difficulty being verified as members of the CSU, contact Kate Holvoet (kholvoet@sdsu.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian, for follow-up with Elsevier/SDLC.

  • The article must have an acceptance date between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024.

  • Once your article is accepted for publication in an applicable journal, you will be presented with the open access publishing option. All open access articles will be published and made freely available on ScienceDirect with your choice between two reuse licenses: CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND.

SCELC | Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium

Wiley Journals 2022 Read and Publish Open Access Pilot

SDSU authors are able to publish open access, with no additional costs associated, through a 1 year pilot agreement between the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) and Wiley Journals. The agreement to waive article publishing/processing charges (APCs) applies to journal articles published Between January 1 and December 31, 2022 in all 1400+ Wiley hybrid journals. Publication in Wiley's 250+ gold open access journals (browsable list) is not included in the pilot. 

For open access publishing with Wiley:

  • Identify eligible hybrid open access journals (download an XLSX list).
  • Articles must be one of the 13 Research and Review article types as detailed in Wiley's article type definitions analysis.

  • The corresponding author must be affiliated with a SCELC institution (including SDSU). If authors (faculty, staff, students) have difficulty being verified as members of the CSU, contact Kate Holvoet (kholvoet@sdsu.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian, for follow-up with Wiley.

  • The article must have an acceptance date between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

  • More information on the Wiley pilot, including how authors can ensure that their articles are eligible for the pilot can be found on the SCELC 2022 Wiley Journals Read and Publish Open Access Pilot guide. Wiley has produced a video that also explains the process.

Cambridge University Press 2022 - 2024 Open Access Read & Publish Agreement

SDSU authors are able to publish open access, with no additional costs associated, through an updated 3-year agreement (2022-2024) between the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) and Cambridge University Press. The agreement to waive article publishing/processing charges (APCs) applies to journal articles published Between April 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024 in all CUP hybrid or gold open access journals.

For Open Publishing with Cambridge:

  • The corresponding author must be affiliated with SDSU
  • Articles must be accepted for publication in a CUP hybrid or gold open access journal within the full CUP Journals Package. Eligible Cambridge University Press Journals (Filterable list of 387 gold and hybrid journals eligible for a waiver under the agreement. (There are just 19 Cambridge titles that don't yet publish OA through the agreement).
  • Articles must be accepted for publication between April 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024
  • Articles must be one of five research article types, as defined by CUP. All original research articles qualify including research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports. Book reviews, discussions, editorials, introductions, letters, meeting reports and proceedings are not covered under transformative agreements.  See the Cambridge article type definitions for more detail. 
  • When a corresponding author submits their article, they enter their affiliation details into the submission system. Details in the 'affiliation string' that are necessary to identify eligibility include their institutional affiliation and email domain. Once the article is accepted, their affiliation string is automatically assigned a Grid ID/ROR. When it matches to an institution participating in the SCELC agreement, they are offered Open Access publishing at no charge. Author's can also use Cambridge's waivers and discounts page to confirm their eligibility ahead of time and view a list of journals covered by the agreement.

  • Do authors have a choice as to whether to publish a qualifying article open access? Yes, authors may choose to opt-out of publishing their qualifying article open access, even though there would be no charge to them.  Authors may also order open access retroactively. Cambridge runs regular campaigns to invite qualifying article's authors to do so free of charge. 

More information on the Cambridge University Read & Publish agreement, including how authors can ensure that their articles are eligible can be found on the SCELC 2021-2024 Cambridge Journals Read and Publish Open Access Agreement site.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Holvoet, Electronic Resources Librarian.