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Agreements with Publishers

The University of Geneva negotiates agreements with publishers in order to offer advantageous conditions of publication in Open Access for the institution's researchers. You will find below, in alphabetical order of publisher, an overview of the current deals and, where applicable, their terms and conditions.

FULL COVERAGE OF PUBLICATION COSTS (APC)

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) for some hybrid journals. Since 2020

Discount

100%

Included titles Titles in this list
Excluded titles
  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
  • Physics Today
and fully Open Access (Gold OA) titles.
Quota

The agreement covers an annual quota for all Swiss academic institutions:

  • 136 articles in 2022 [107 left, as of 30.06.2022]
  • 140 articles in 2023
  • 142 articles in 2024
Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2022,  of the following type: peer-reviewed primary research article or review article.

License

License CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Geneva and must mention it when he/she submits the article.

Validity

2024

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to paid journals and Open Access publication in hybrid and gold journals of the publisher. Since June 2022

Discount

100%

Included titles The titles in this list
Excluded titles  
Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

All fully peer-reviewed research articles published in ACM’s magazines, conference proceedings and journals

License

License CC BY 4.0

Procedure

Authors must simply inform the publisher of their correct affiliation (UNIGE or HUG) so that the publication costs are automatically covered.

Validity

2025

Cambridge University Press

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to all journals of the publisher from 1997 if available, and publication in Open Access to most of the titles. Since 2021

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the 370+ titles listed here.

Excluded titles

33 non-OA titles listed here (second tab).

For these titles, the author can make his or her article Open Access by depositing the Accepted manuscript in the Archive ouverte UNIGE, without embargo for SSH journals, and with 6 months embargo for STM journals. When depositing the published PDF version, a 5-year embargo is required.

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Articles published after 1 January 2021 and of the type:

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Rapid Communication
  • Brief Reports
  • Case Reports
License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC 4.0 (or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 or CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch.

Once identified, the author chooses the "Gold Open Access" option (decision of the rectorate), then selects, at the choosen license.

NB: Authors of eligible articles can retroactively opt for the Open Access option, in the same calendar year as the article publication.

Validity

2023

CogitatioPress
Agreement

Institutional membership. Since 2020

Discount

100%

Included titles

All titles published by CogitatioPress

Procedure

The verification of the affiliation of the corresponding author is done on the basis of his/her @unige.ch email address.

Validity

2022

Elsevier

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) in the publisher's journals. Since 2020

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the 2200+ titles listed here.

Excluded titles

Publication costs are not covered for 270+ titles (Lancet, Cell Press, and Learned Society journals).

Quota

The agreement covers an annual quota for all Swiss academic institutions:

  • 2020 : 2'850 articles [144 left, as of 15.08.2022]
  • 2021 : 3'000 articles [427 left, as of 15.08.2022]
  • 2022 : 3'150 articles [2658 left, as of 15.08.2022]
  • 2023 : unlimited
Eligible articles

Articles submitted after 1 January 2020 and of the type:

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License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch.

Once identified, the author chooses the "Gold Open Access" option (decision of the rectorate), then selects, at the next step, the "CC BY" or "CC BY-NC-ND" license (see Illustration below).

NB: Authors of eligible articles can retroactively opt for the Open Access option, until 31 January of the year following the article publication.

Validity

2023

 

Step 4 and 5 on the manuscripts management plateform of Elsevier

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Frontiers
Agreement

Publication agreement with pre-payment amount. Since 2022

Discount

100%

Included titles

All Frontiers' journal titles (more than 100)

Quota

UNIGE prepaid to the publisher publication costs. Until this amount is exhausted, UNIGE authors publish free of charge in Frontiers journals.

Status of the quota: 45% at 1st August 2022.

Eligible articles

Articles of all types, accepted for publication on or after March 1st, 2022. (as long as pre-payment amount is not yet exhausted)

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch.

Validity

Starting from 1st March to 31th December

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to 400+ subscription journals, as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) for 24 Gold OA journals. Since December 2021.

Discount 100%
Included titles 20+ fully Open Access titles listed here.
Excluded titles

All hybrid journals.

For these journals, authors can obtain from the publisher an Accepted Version of their publication, with a copyright notice, in order to make it freely available via the Archive ouverte UNIGE.

Quota

The agreement covers an annual quota of 44 articles for all Swiss academic institutions.

[24 left, as of 04.07.2022]

Eligible articles Peer reviewed article type, accepted since 30.11.2021 (conference proceedings included).
License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure The corresponding author must indicate his/her University of Geneva affiliation when he/she submits the article, but recognition is also based on email addresses.
Validity

2024

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to all IOPscience extra journals (except for two), as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) for 75 journals. Since 2022.

Discount

100%

Included titles

List of included titles.

Excluded titles
  • ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
  • Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Quota

unlimited (no quota)

Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2022, of type: All primary research articles, including research papers, special issue articles, letters and review articles

License

License CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Geneva.

The only thing he/she has to do is to accept the attribution of a CC-BY license to his/her article.

Editor's information on the author workflow.
Validity

2024

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) - Wolters Kluwer (WK)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to the 300+ subscription journals of the publisher, and publication in Open Access in the publisher's ~300 hybrid journals. Since 2022

Discount

100%

Included titles

All the publisher's hybrid journals. List available here

Excluded titles

All full Open Access (=Gold) journals

Quota

 

The agreement covers an annual quota for all Swiss academic institutions:

  • 125 articles in 2022 [80 left, as of 01.09.2022]
  • 192 articles in 2023
  • 261 articles in 2024
Eligible articles

Research articles (including case reports) or Reviews accepted after 1 January 2022.

License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

Corresponding author must be affiliated with Université de Genève or HUG.

This video (3min16) present how to request Request Funding for Open Access Article Processing Charges within the scope of this agreement through the RightsLink platform (link to the platform will be provided by the journal, once the article is accepted for publication).

Validity

2024

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Agreement

Special agreement allowing institutional authors to publish in Open Access for free in 6 of the publisher's journals. Since 2022

Discount

100%

Included titles
Excluded titles

The other 6 journals published by this publisher

Quota unlimited (no quota)
Eligible articles All types of articles accepted after January 1, 2022.
License

CC BY 4.0 License

Procedure

Corresponding author must be affiliated with Université de Genève or HUG

Validity

2024

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to all subscription journals, as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) in the publisher’s journals. Since 2021.

Discount

100%

Included titles

All RSC subscription titles (hybrid journals). List.

Excluded titles

All 100% Open Access titles from RSC (gold journals), for which a 15% discount applies [see "partial coverage of publication costs (APC)"]

Quota

unlimited (no quota)

Procedure

The verification of the affiliation of the corresponding author is done on the basis of his or her email address @unige.ch; all that remains to be done is to select the Open Access license CC BY 4.0 (as requested by UNIGE OA policy) when the manuscript is accepted.

Validity

2023

SAGE Choice

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to the Political Science and Sociology collections, since 1999 if available, and Open Access publication in all the publisher's titles. Since 2021

Discount

100% in hybrid journals and 20% in Gold OA journals

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the 900+ titles listed here.

Excluded titles

For 180 Gold OA titles, a discount of 20% applies. See the list (second tab).

Quota

Unlimited (no quota)

Eligible articles

Articles accepted after January 1, 2021 as long as they are of one of the following types: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports

License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform (University of Geneva or University Hospital Geneva).

Once identified, the author chooses the "Gold Open Access" option, then selects CC BY 4.0 license.

Validity

2022

SCOAP3
Agreement

Worldwide consortium of libraries for the transformation of Particle Physics journals to Open Access. Since 2014

Discount

100%

Included titles

11 titles from various publishers (https://scoap3.org/phase2-journals/). In some titles, only High-Energy Physics articles are concerned.

Quota

unlimited (no quota)

Procedure

No specific author's action is required to benefit from this deal. Payment of APCs to the publisher is done directly by SCOAP3.

Project details

SCOAP3 et UNIGE

Validity

2022

SpringerNature

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals on SpringerLink as well as coverage of Open Access publications fees (APCs) in Open Choice journals of Springer, Palgrave, Adis, and Macmillan. Since 2020

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in 2000+ hybrid titles listed here.

Excluded titles Nature branded journals, including Scientific American.
Quota

The agreement covers an annual quota for all Swiss academic institutions:

  • 2020 (6 months): 690 articles [quota reached in 12.2020]
  • 2021: 1'423 articles [quota reached on 11.11.2021]
  • 2022: 1'437 articles [502 left, as of 22.08.2022]
Eligible articles
  • Original Paper (aka Research Paper)
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education

as long as the quota isn't reached when they are accepted for publication.

License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch.

Once identified, the author chooses the "Gold Open Access" option , then selects, at the next step, the "CC BY" license.

Validity

2022

Taylor & Francis

Agreement

Read&Publish license covering access to journals from "Human and Social Sciences", "Science and technology" and "Medicine" collections from 1997 if available, and Open Access publication in most of the titles. Since 2021

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the 2400+ titles listed here.

Excluded titles

Some (subscription only or Premium Tier 2 Journals) are excluded from the "Publish" part of the agreement, such as. Expert Reviews of ... et Expert Opinion on ...

For those titles, the author can make his article open access by depositing the Accepted manuscript in the Archive ouverte UNIGE with a few months embargo (to be checked for each title) on Sherpa Romeo: see this page.

Quota

The agreement covers an annual quota for all Swiss academic institutions:

  • 2021 : 260 articles [quota reached in July 2021]
  • 2022 : 366 articles [99 left, as of 09.08.2022]
  • 2023 : 450 articles

Articles in Premium Tier 1 Journals should not account for more than 13% of all articles published in Switzerland.

Eligible articles

Articles accepted when the quota has not yet been reached are eligible, provided they are of one of the following types:

  • Article
  • Review
  • Research Article
  • Review Article
  • Registered reports
  • Report
  • Short Communication
  • Case Report
  • Note
  • Data notes
  • Original Article
  • Guest Editorial
License

CC BY 4.0 license.

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform (University of Geneva or University Hospital Geneva). but also with email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch.

Once identified, the author chooses the "Gold Open Access" option, then selects the CreativeCommons CC BY license.

Validity

2023

Wiley - QUOTA EXHAUSTED

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to 1'600+ journals of the publisher from 1997 if available, and publication in Open Access in most of the titles. Since 2021

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the 1'400+ titles listed in this list.

There are, however, some titles (about 85) that charge the author additional fees, for example for color figures.

Excluded titles All full Open Access (=Gold) journals
Yearly Quota (exhausted)

The agreement speficy an annual amount of money devoted to publication costs for all Swiss academic institutions. It is estimated that this will cover :

  • 2021 (8 months) : ~1'000 articles [80 left, as of 13.12.2021]
  • 2022 : ~ 1'100 articles [quota exhausted as of 21.09.2022] Since the quota has been used up, the publication costs are to be paid by the authors, minus a 15% discount granted by the publisher.
  • 2023 : ~ 1'200 articles
  • 2024 : ~ 1'350 articles
Eligible articles

Only articles accepted after 1st May 2021 are eligible and for which the corresponding author is affiliated to our institution.

Date of acceptance for publication by the journal is considered with regards to the quota.

Article types eligible under this agreement: All primary research and review articles. Other article types (ex. letters, editorials etc.) are excluded !

License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0, CC BY-NC 4.0 or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform.

Once identified, the author chooses the "Online Open" option , then selects, at the next step, the Creative Commons CC BY license. (decision of the rectorate)

See the illustrated procedure.

Validity

2024

PARTIAL COVERAGE OF PUBLICATION COSTS (APC)

ACS Publications
Agreement

Discount offer related to subscriptions (ACS "All Publications") taken by the Library.

Discount USD 250 discount on Open Access publication fees (APC "AuthorChoice")
Included titles

All ACS journal titles

Procedure

The recognition of the affiliation "University of Geneva" of the corresponding author is done during the submission process of the manuscript

Validity

2022

Biomed Central (BMC)
Agreement

Institutional BMC Supporter membership subscribed to by the Library. Since 2013

Discount

15% discount on the publication charges (APC)

Included titles

All BMC titles 

Procedure

During article submission, select "I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement and wish to request institutional payment or discount (as applicable)" and choose "University of Geneva" from the drop-down menu or specify membership account number 1600027414. (illustrated procedure)

Validity

23.07.2022

British Medical Journal (BMJ Case Reports)
Agreement

Library subscription program (institutional fellowship) with the publisher BMJ. Since 2010

Discount

The institutional fellowship allows for publication in BMJ Case Report without the need to subscribe to an individual fellowship. Open Access fees (optional and separate) remain applicable.

Included title

BMJ Case Reports

Procedure

Corresponding author must indicate his/her UNIGE affiliation and enter the Fellowship code: SF0263669

Validity  2022
de Gruyter
Agreement

Discount on publication fees for all authors affiliated with the University of Geneva. Since 2022

Discount

90% discount on the regular article publishing charge (APC)

Included titles

Only for articles published in one of the 59 titles subscribed to by the library. See the tab UNIGE that list.

Note: for article published in journals which are not in the above list, authors may self-deposit the published version (editor's PDF) in Archive ouverte with a 1 year embargo, after which the article will be open access to all (green road of Open Access)

License

Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0

Validity

2022

MDPI
Agreement

Publication charges reduction offer through Library consortium. Since 2019

Discount

20% discount on the publication charges (APC)

Included titles

All MDPI titles (more than 200)

Procedure

The recognition of the corresponding author's affiliation is done on the basis of his/her @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch email address.

Validity

2022

Royal Society
Agreement

Discount on publication fees for all authors affiliated with the University of Geneva. Since April 1st 2022

Discount

25% discount on the regular article publishing charge (APC)

Included titles

Hybrid titles:

  • Biology Letters
  • Interface Focus
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and
    Engineering Sciences
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Open Access titles:

  • Open Biology
  • Royal Society Open Science
License

Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0

Validity

2022

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Agreement

Offer under the Read&Publish license for Gold OA journals. Since 2021

Discount

15% discount on Open Access publication fees (APC)

Included titles RSC Open Access titles (gold journals)
Procedure

The verification of the affiliation of the corresponding author is done on the basis of his or her email address @unige.ch; all that remains to be done is to select the Open Access license CC BY 4.0 (as per UNIGE OA policy)when the manuscript is accepted.

Validity

2023

SAGE Gold OA

Agreement

Special clause in the R&P license regarding Gold OA journals. Since 2021

Discount

20% in all Gold OA journals

Included titles

All Gold OA journals of the publisher (second tab of this list).

License

The publisher's platform offers the choice between a CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC 4.0.

The UNIGE OA policy requires authors to select CC BY 4.0

Procedure

Only articles accepted after 1 January 2021 are eligible.

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform (University of Geneva or University Hospital Geneva).

Eligible articles Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports
Validity

2022

Science Advances (AAAS)
Agreement

Discount offer related to subscriptions taken at AAAS by the Library. Since 2018.

Discount

10% discount on the amount of the publication fees (APC)

Included titles

Science Advances

Procedure

The recognition of the affiliation "University of Geneva" of the corresponding author is done once the manuscript is accepted for publication, on the RightsLink platform. (Details of the procedure on the publisher's website)

Validity

02.12.2022

SpringerOpen
Agreement

Linked with institutional BMC supporter membership subscribed to by the Library. (BMC belong to SpringerNature)

Discount

15% discount on the publication charges (APC)

Included titles

All SpringerOpen titles

Procedure

During article submission, select "I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement and wish to request institutional payment or discount (as applicable)" and choose "Université de Genève" from the drop-down menu or specify membership account number 1600027414. (illustrated procedure)

Validity

23.07.2022

INITIATIVES AND OTHER RESOURCES

The Library is committed to Open Access by supporting a variety of important resources, whether through subscriptions, or by managing the distribution of publication aid for institutional authors.

arXiv.org
Description

Library support program for an essential archival and dissemination service for physics, astronomy, mathematics... Since 2016

Access to the resource

https://arxiv.org/

DOAB et OAPEN
Description

Library support program for critical infrastructure for Open Access via participation in SCOSS. Since 2021

  • The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a service to identify and give visibility to Open Access books.
  • The Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) Library aims to preserve Open Access books and information about them for the long term.
Access to the resources

https://www.doabooks.org/ et https://oapen.org/

DOAJ
Description

The Library supports the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), an essential registry of Gold Open Access scholarly journals. Since 2019

Access to the resource

https://www.doaj.org/

Fonds d'aide à la publication
Description

The University Rectorate has set up a central fund to cover part of the cost of publishing (Article Processing Charges or APCs) in Gold Open Access journals, or for books and books chapters that follow similar principles. Since 2018

Conditions

The fund can only be used on a subsidiary basis to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and never covers charges linked with publishing in hybrid journals. All details and allocation critera are listed on the request application form page.

Open Libraries of Humanities (OLH)

Description

The Library belongs to the international consortium that financially supports this organisation dedicated to open access scholarship in the humanities. Since 2018

Access to the resource

https://www.openlibhums.org/

Sherpa / RoMEO
Description

The Library supports this database of journals/publishers' Open Access policies. Since 2019

Access to the resource

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php - nouvelle version : https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/