You can check if your intended journal complies with your funder’s open access requirements at sherpa.ac.uk/juliet
You should check self-archiving embargo periods at sherpa.ac.uk/romeo, it may be possible to achieve compliance without paying for open access
If you need to pay an APC to comply with an RCUK open access policy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t have funds for any other type of project at the moment but do contact us, we’re recording all requests to identify the size of the requirements, and we’ll get back to you if funds become available.
RCUK have some FAQs about their Open Access policy.
Every publisher has money set aside to subsidise publications, so always ask for a fee waiver during the submission process
Your chosen journal may be subscription based, in which case there is likely to be no APC. Fees may be charged for articles over a certain length, or for those with colour illustrations or diagrams.
A hybrid journal is subscription based with a paid open access option. Open access can often be provided through the repository, deposit a copy of your author’s accepted manuscript and it will be made open as soon as the publisher’s policy allows.
Subscription offset deals are negotiated through the Library, ask at email@example.com if you think there may be a deal available. Currently there is an arrangement which allows free open access at a number of Springer journals (listed here).
Open Access journals usually charge for every article.
- REF (HEFCE policy on OA)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need guidance in choosing a journal. We cannot give subject-specific information, which should be available in your school, but we may be able to point you to general guidance, such as this, and some advice on pitfalls such as predatory publishing.*
*Please note – Beall’s list of predatory publisher is currently unavailable (16th Jan 2017), we hope to link to the replacement if one is created. In the meantime copies of the last versions of the lists have been cached. There is a list of criteria for predatory publication at Wikipedia, and some more information at LSHTM.
Some publishers may allow you to archive a book chapter, there is a list here