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Agreements with Publishers

Researchers at the University of Geneva identified as corresponding authors can benefit from advantageous conditions for publishing in Open Access with a certain number of publishers. Below, you will find the negotiated conditions for each of them and, where applicable, the procedures for benefiting from these conditions.s.

These agreements apply to article publication charges (APCs). Please consult the following document (in French only) for books.

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FULL COVERAGE OF PUBLICATION COSTS (APC)

American Chemical Society (ACS) - -note- SNSF projects excluded

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals as well as Open Access publication in hybrid and gold journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

List of included titles.

Excluded titles

 

Quota

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

  • 138 articles in 2023 [Yearly quota has been reached on October 17, 2023].
  • 177 articles in 2024
  • 216 articles in 2025

Once the quota is reached, a reduced APC of $3000 applies (see "partial coverage of publication costs" below).

Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2023.

All types of articles are covered except the following: additions, corrections or editorials.

Articles published in the framework of SNSF-funded projects are excluded from the agreement but are eligible for a reduced APC of $3,000 (see "partial coverage of publication costs" below).

Please also note that the ACS has annouced a fee of $2500 for making the accepted version of the manuscript available without embargo (e.g. if the Rights Retention Strategy is used).

License

Licence 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.

More information on the ACS website.

Validity

31.12.2025

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.

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

Quota

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

  • 136 articles in 2022 [78 left, as of 03.10.2022]
  • 140 articles in 2023 [85 left, as of 04.10.2023]
  • 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

31.12.2024

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

31.12.2025

John Benjamins

Agreement Read&Publish license including access to 19 subscription journals and 3 databases as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023
Discount 100%
Included titles
All titles published by John Benjamins
Excluded titles
None
Quota Unlimited
Eligible articles

Articles submitted since January 1, 2023, of the following types:

  • Research articles
  • Reviews
  • Introductory articles
License CC BY 4.0 license
Procedure The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform during submission and with his/her e-mail address (@unige.ch or @etu.unige.ch), too
Validity 31.12.2024
-new- BMJ

Please note: agreement in the process of being signed, the terms of which are still partly uncertain. Please contact us if you might be eligible.

 

Agreement

Read&Publish licence including subscription to paying journals and Open Access publication in the publisher's hybrid journals. Associated with a prepayment account for publication in Gold OA journals. Since 2024

Discount

100%

Included titles
All hybrid and Gold OA titles published by this publisher, including The BMJ (list to come)
Excluded titles  
Quotas
  • For publication in Gold OA journals: The amount prepaid by the UNIGE will cover at least 5 articles from the institution. (Extensions may be possible, subject to budget availability).
    Please note that articles with APCs exceeding CHF 2,500 will not be covered.
  • For publication in hybrid journals: A national quota of 12 articles by Swiss authors is provided for (no extension possible).
Eligible articles

All Original research articles accepted after January 1st, 2024. This includes the following subtypes:

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 selectCC BY 4.0
Procédure Recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation indicated in the publisher's platform at the time of submission. It is important not to make free entries but to select UNIGE in the proposals displayed, based on Ringgold (more information according to BMJ & UNIGE)
Validity

31.12.2024

Biochemical Society / Portland Press

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles No publication fees for authors in all titles published by this publisher, i.e:
  • Biochemical Journal
  • Clinical Science
  • Neuronal Signaling
  • Bioscience Reports
  • Biochemical Society Transactions
  • Essays in Biochemistry
  • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Excluded titles

None

Quota unlimited
Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2023 and until the end date of the agreement, whatever their type.

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

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform during submission. (see detailed  procedure with screenshots)

Validity

31.12.2024

Bioscientifica

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journalsas well as Open Access publication in those same journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in all hybrid titles published by this publisher, i.e:

Excluded titles

All 100% Open Access titles from this publisher (gold journals)

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2023 and until the end date of the agreement.

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must submit the manuscript on the publisher’s platform using his/her institutional email address (@unige.ch @hcuge.ch or @etu.unige.ch).

Validity

31.12.2024

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. renewed in 2024.

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in most of the Hybrid and Gold Journals of this publisher (full list of included titles)

Excluded titles

To be defined.

Newly launched Gold OA series "Prism" and "Research Directions" are excluded and priced separately, but receive a 10% APC discount.

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Articles accepted after 1 January 2024 and of the type:

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

The publisher's platform offers the choice of CC BY 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 or the author's ORCID.

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.

Note

For publications that are not eligible under the scope of this agreement, 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.

Validity

31.12.2026

CogitatioPress

Agreement

Institutional membership. Since 2020

Discount

100%

Included titles

All titles published by CogitatioPress

Quota

Unlimited

Procedure

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

Validity

31.12.2023

The Company of Biologists

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals (including backfiles since 1853) as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in all titles published by this publisher, i.e:

Excluded titles

None

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Original research paper articles accepted since January 1, 2023 and until the end date of the agreement.
All other article types (review papers, commentaries, correspondence, corrections, additions, posters or any other content or material) are excluded.

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The affiliation of the corresponding author is used to determine eligibility. When submitting an article, the corresponding author must include his/her institutional email address (@unige.ch @hcuge.ch et @etu.unige.ch), as well as the full name and address of his/her institution, including country. Then, he or she should select “Gold Open Access” and “Read & Publish fee waiver”.

Full guide for authors is available here.

N.B. Authors who had not taken advantage of the free Open Access option at the time of publishing can ask for retrospective Open Access or ask for a refund of paid APC, as long as the article was accepted between January 1, 2023 and December 31st, 2025.

Validity

31.12.2025

Frontiers

Agreement

Publication agreement with pre-payment amount. Since 2022

Discount

100%

Included titles

All Frontiers' journal titles (more than 100) with the exception of 1 partner journal (see "excluded titles" below)

Excluded titles
  • Aerospace Research Communications

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

Quota

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

Eligible articles

Articles of all types, accepted for publication on or after March 1st, 2022.

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

31.12.2024

Future

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to all subscription journals as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals (across three imprints: Future Medicine Ltd, Future Science Ltd and Newlands Press Ltd). Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in all 33 (hybrid as well as fully open access) titles published by this publisher, i.e: this list.

Excluded titles

None

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

All articles (including letters, comments, editorials) (excluding Drug Evaluation articles and articles funded or sponsored by pharma/biotech) that have been accepted for publication since January 1, 2023 and until the end date of the agreement.

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The affiliation of the corresponding author is used to determine eligibility. When submitting an article, the corresponding author must include his/her institutional email address (@unige.ch @hcuge.ch et @etu.unige.ch).

S/he must complete an open access form (see here) and upload it either at submission or revision.

N.B. Authors can identify themselves as an eligible Author within 3 months of acceptance of publication to enjoy free open access publication. Should the Author wish to amend the format to an Open Access article, after the 3-month period, a 50% Open Access fee will be chargeable.

Validity

31.12.2024

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

132 articles over three years(12.2021->12.2024) for all Swiss academic institutions.

44 left, as of 14.11.2023

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

31.12.2024

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.

Publisher's information on the author workflow.
Validity

31.12.2024

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.

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

Quota

 

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

  • 125 articles in 2022 [74 left, as of 21.09.2022]
  • 192 articles in 2023 [91 left, as of 30.11.2023]
  • 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).

Authors must fill-in a Licence to Publish (LTP) provided by LWW (an example can be found here). Make sure you select ULA in Schedule B of the document, on page 4, as shown below (click on the image to enlarge)

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Validity

31.12.2024

MDPI

Agreement

20% publication charges reduction offer through Library consortium and the remaining 80% is paid by the UNIGE. Since 2019

Included titles

All MDPI titles (more than 200)

Quota

Unlimited

Procedure

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

Invoices must be sent by the affiliated authors to the Publication Support Fund via this request form.

Validity

31.12.2024

Microbiology Society

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals (including backfiles since 1947) as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in all titles published by this publisher, i.e:

Excluded titles

None

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Articles accepted since December 1, 2022 and until the end date of the agreement, whatever their type.

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must submit the manuscript on the publisher’s platform using his/her institutional email address (@unige.ch @hcuge.ch or @etu.unige.ch).

Full procedure is available here.

Validity

31.12.2024

Nature

Agreement

Read&Publish license including subscription to a selection of paid journals (pick and choose for each institution) and Open Access publication in selected journals (identical list for all swiss institutions). Since 2023.

Discount

100%

Included titles

37 Nature Research hybrid journals (including the Nature journal itself) in this list.

Since 2021, an agreement also exists for Springer journals, see details below.

Excluded titles Nature reviews, Nature Protocols and Scientific American
Quota

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

  • 2023: 78 articles  [yearly quota has been reached on May 11, 2023]. 
  • 2024: 86 articles
  • 2025: 94 articles
Eligible articles

Publications accepted as of January 1, 2023 as long as they are of the following publication types :

  • Original paper, which might also be presented as
    • Analysis
    • Article
    • Letter
    • Brief communiation
    • Registered report
    • Resource
    • Technical report
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 institutional email address.

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

Information on the SpringerNature website.

Validity

31.12.2025

Oxford University Press

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to the publisher's journals and Open Access publication in hybrid titles and a few gold Open Access journals. Since 2023

Discount

100% discount on Open Access fees. Important note: some journals still charge page fees and/or colour fees that remain payable by the author despite the discount. See here for the list of journals charging those kind of fees.

Included Titles

List of included titles.

Excluded Titles

Other Gold Open Access journals, for which a 10% discount applies [see "partial coverage of publication costs (APCs)"].

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

Quota

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

  • 2023 : 338 articles [129 left as of 03.10.2023]
  • 2024 : 304 articles
Eligible articles

Articles (research or review articles, brief report, or case report) accepted as of January 1, 2023 for which the author is affiliated with a Swiss institution that has signed the contract.

Note: If you are publishing your article in a Supplement, then you are not eligible to use Read and Publish funds to cover the open access charge.

License

The types of licences available are dependent on what each Eligible Journal offers.

The UNIGE Open Access policy requires UNIGE authors to select the most open one (= CC BY 4.0 if available)

Procedure

Support must be requested as part of the agreement upon acceptance in the payment section of the platform.

Full procedure available on the Oxford University Press website.

Authors should NOT pay an invoice themselves before contacting us.

Validity

31.12.2024

Portland Press / Biochemical Society

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles No publication fees for authors in all titles published by this publisher, i.e:
  • Biochemical Journal
  • Clinical Science
  • Neuronal Signaling
  • Bioscience Reports
  • Biochemical Society Transactions
  • Essays in Biochemistry
  • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Excluded titles

None

Quota unlimited
Eligible articles

Articles accepted since January 1, 2023 and until the end date of the agreement, whatever their type.

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

The recognition of the corresponding author is based on the affiliation reported on the publisher's platform during submission. (see detailed  procedure with screenshots)

Validity

31.12.2024

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

31.12.2024

Rockefeller University Press (RUP)

Agreement

Read&Publish license including access to subscription journals (including backfile since 1947) as well as Open Access publication in all the publisher's journals. Since 2023

Discount

100%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in all hybrid journals published by this publisher, i.e:

Excluded titles

Life Science Alliance which is a Gold Open Access journal

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

Research articles that areaccepted between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

License

CC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must be affiliated with the University of Geneva (or HUG) and mention it as its affiliation in the paper.

Full procedure is available here.

Validity

31.12.2024

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)"]

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

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

31.12.2026

SAGE Publishing

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%

Included titles

No publication fees for authors in any of the journals listed here (list include 900+ hybrid titles and 180 Gold OA)

Excluded titles

 

Quota

Unlimited (no quota)

Eligible articles

Hybrid articles accepted after January 1, 2021

Gold articles accepted after January 1, 2023.

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 Hybrid or Gold Open Access option, then selects CC BY 4.0 license.

Validity

31.12.2025

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

31.12.2024

Springer

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.

Since 2023, an agreement also exists for Nature journals, see details above.

Excluded titles

Gold Open Access journals.

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

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 [230 left, as of 03.11.2022]
  • 2023 : 1523 articles [217 left, as of 08.12.2023]
  • 2024 : 1573 articles
  • 2025 : 1629 articles
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.

Information on the SpringerNature website.

Validity

31.12.2025

-new- Taylor & Francis - 2024-2027 contract currently being signed - conditions to be specified

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, renewed in 2024 with an expanded list of titles for publication (addition of Gold, Dove Press and F1000 journals).

Discount

100%

Included titles Journals of the following categories:
  • Open Select Journals (hybrid),
  • Open/Full Gold OA Journals (Gold),
  • Dove Press (Gold),
  • F1000 Research platform (Gold)

No publication fees for authors in any of the 2500+ titles listed here.

Excluded titles

[awaiting confirmation and details]

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:

  • 2024 : 702 articles 
  • 2025 : 716 articles
  • 2026 : 730 articles 
  • 2027 : 745 articles
Eligible articles

Articles accepted when the quota has not yet been reached are eligible, provided they are of one of the following types: [awaiting confirmation and details for the article types. Hereafter the list from the previous agreement]

  • 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

[awaiting confirmation and details of the changes in workflows. Hereafter what was in place until December 2023]

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

31.12.2027

Wiley

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.

The UNIGE Publication Fund provides financial support for gold open access publishing if its criteria are met. Do not hesitate to check them and apply.

Yearly Quota

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 used up as of 21.09.2022] 
  • 2023 : ~ 1'200 articles [quota used up as of 17.10.2023]
  • 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 ! When in doubt, use this file provided by publisher.

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

31.12.2024

PARTIAL COVERAGE OF PUBLICATION COSTS (APC)

In addition to the discounts below, articles published in Gold Open Access journals can also apply for additional support from the Publication Fund.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Agreement

Discount offer related to the Read&Publish contract. Since 2023

Discount Once the quota of publications included in the R&P agreement is reached, a reduced APC of $3,000 applies for subsequent acceptances.
Included titles
  • People who do not publish for an SNSF-funded project: all ACS journal titles
  • People publishing for an SNSF-funded project: only ACS hybrid journals (gold publication costs are covered by the SNSF).

No discount for ACS Omega.

Procedure

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

Validity

31.12.2025

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

Inclusion criteria

Until February 2023, the date of initial submission of the manuscript was used as the reference date.

From February 2023 onwards, the date of acceptance by the journal is decisive.

Eligible articles types:

  • Original Paper (aka Research Paper)
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education
  • Editorial Notes
  • Letter
Procedure

After acceptance of the article, the corresponding author is invited to fill in a form to pay the APCs. The recognition of the author's right to the discount is based on the affiliation indicated in this form, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch used as well as the IP address of the computer used at the time of filling in this form.

Validity

31.12.2024.

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  31.12.2023
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Agreement

Transformative Agreement including access to all subscription journals of this publisher, as well as Open Access publication some journals. Since 2023

Discount and special prices

Publisher’s standard OA fee for authors will be reduced from US$3700 to US$1800.

In addition, the standard article processing charge (APC) applying normally for all published articles, is waived if the author chooses Open Access.*

     * ($1500 for Genes & Development, Genome Research, and RNA; $440 for Learning & Memory).

Included titles

All hybrid titles published by this publisher, i.e:

Excluded titles

We have subscription access to the following journals, but free open access publication in these journals is not possible (articles are commissioned by the editors, who do not accept other submissions and the journals aren’t Open Access) :

  • CSH Protocols
  • CSH Perspectives in Biology
  • CSH Perspectives in Medicine

Quota

Unlimited

Eligible articles

All article types accepted for publication during the term of this Agreement (01.01.2023-31.12.2024) for which authors have the option to pay a fee for Open Access publication.

This excludes comment and editorials.

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 selectCC BY 4.0

Procedure

The corresponding author must indicate his/her affiliation to the University of Geneva when s/he submits the article.
Corresponding authors can change their minds later if they do not choose OA upon publication.

Validity

31.12.2024

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

Discount is available only for articles published in one of the 62 titles subscribed to by the library. See the tab UNIGE in that list.

Note: if the option to publish in Open Access is not selected, the agreement still allows self-deposit of the published version (editor's PDF) in Archive ouverte, in free access and without any embargo (green road of Open Access)

Excluded titles

All titles the University of Geneva Library does not have a subscription for.

Note: for articles 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

31.12.2024

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Agreement

Offer under the Read&Publish license for Gold OA journals. Since 2023

Discount

10% discount on Open Access publication fees (APCs)

Included titles

Gold Open Access titles

Procedure

 The discount should appear directly on the invoice. Ask for it or contact us if this is not the case.

Validity

31.12.2024

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

Procedure When Open Access is selected for publication, the user is redirected to a list of member institutions and must confirm that his or her institution is on the list (the UNIGE is on it).

So, it is necessary to indicate eligibility for the member discount in order to have it.
Validity

31.12.2024

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

31.12.2023

Science Advances (AAAS)

Agreement

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

Discount

15% discount on the amount of the publication fees (APC)

Included titles

Science Advances

Excluded titles

All other AAAS journals. The publisher's other titles. For these, AAAS has indicated that on a trial basis, it allows authors to place a CC BY licence on their accepted author manuscript, if the research is funded by the organisations belonging to cOAlitionS that have indicated they have adopted the Rights Retention Strategy.

Procedure

Corresponding author can request the application of the discount on the RightsLink platform, searching for "University of Geneva"in the “Affiliation Discount” search box.  (Details of the procedure on the publisher's website)

Validity

02.12.2025

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

Eligible articles

All articles accepted for publication in 2023 or 2024.

Eligible articles types:

  • Original Paper (aka Research Paper)
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education
  • Editorial Notes
  • Letter
Procedure

After acceptance of the article, the corresponding author is invited to fill in a form to pay the APCs. The recognition of the author's right to the discount is based on the affiliation indicated in this form, but also on the email address @unige.ch or @hcuge.ch used as well as the IP address of the computer used at the time of filling in this form.

Validity

31.12.2024.

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/

SciPost

Agreement type

The University is a sponsor of this platinum publisher thanks to funding from the Physics Section. Duration of the agreement: 2021-2025.

Details

SciPost is a comprehensive portal for scientific publications that are freely and openly accessible online, in line with the ambitions of Open Science and the long term.

Access

SciPost Foundation: https://scipost.org/

University webpage: https://scipost.org/organizations/35/

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/

Expired or still under negotiations

-note- Cambridge University Press - UNTIL 31.12.2023 ! (see other entry for 2024)

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. Signed in 2021. Expired. See above for 2024-2026 agreement.

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 between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023 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

31.12.2023. Expired. See above for 2024-2026 agreement.

-note- Elsevier - AGREEMENT EXPIRES ON 31.12.2023 !

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 [123 left, as of 23.08.2023]
  • 2021 : 3'000 articles [237 left, as of 23.08.2023]
  • 2022 : 3'150 articles [904 left, as of 23.08.2023]
  • 2023 : unlimited
Eligible articles

Articles submitted between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2023, if they are of one of the following types:

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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

31.12.2023

 

Step 4 and 5 on the manuscripts management plateform of Elsevier

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-note- Taylor & Francis - UNTIL 31.12.2023 (see other entry for 2024)

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. Signed in 2021. Expired. See above for 2024-2027 agreement.

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 [quota reached in October 2022] 
  • 2023 : 450 articles [32 left, as of 01.12.2023]

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

31.12.2023. Expired. See above for 2024-2027 agreement, with different conditions.