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Read- and publish agreement

Researchers at Lund University can use agreements to publish open access with easy handling of the administrative processes and negotiated costs. Read more about the terms of the agreement here.

About the agreement

The agreement grants researchers at Lund University open access publishing in all of Brill’s journals. This includes both hybrid- and fully open access journals. Additionally, the membership with Brill includes a 20% discount on open access charges for books. Initially the cost of publishing is paid by the University Library.

Article types covered are research and review articles.

The corresponding author must be affiliated to Lund University and state Lund University as affiliation in the article in order to be able to publish open access within the agreement.

Workflow for authors

When submitting a manuscript, you will be asked if you are affiliated to any of the institutions that has a publishing agreement with the publisher. Please select yes when prompted. The publisher will verify your affiliation by way of your email address. It is important that you submit using your institutional LU email address (ending with or

Publishing costs at Lund University

Parts of the costs of publishing, both within the agreements and those paid with the extra publishing support, are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty chooses to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee at a later stage.

Read more about costs for publishing open access at Lund University


For questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se (publicera[at]lub[dot]lu[dot]se)