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Publishing agreements and discounts

Through different types of publishing agreements, researchers at Lund University can publish open access without paying, or only paying a part, of the author fees in subscription-based and open access journals.

Agreements with free or discounted publication fees

Through national agreements, negotiated by the National Library of Sweden, researchers at Lund University can take advantage of discounts and subsidized or fully prepaid author fees to publish open access in hybrid journals and in pure open access journals. Hybrid journals are subscription-based journals with an open access option. The university APC fund does not support publishing in hybrid journals, instead, some of the journals may be covered by the current publishing agreements.

The agreements only cover the author fee/APC, additional page or color charges are not included in any of the agreements.

Conditions for using the agreements

  • The corresponding author must be affiliated with Lund University and state the affiliation in the article.
  • LU / LTH email address. Always use the institutional email address (ending with “” or “”) at any stage of the publishing process and in contact with the publisher. This is to ensure the identification of LU corresponding authors and eligible articles.

Find journals included in the agreements

Journals included in the current publisher agreements are found by using our search service where all journal titles are listed. There are no separate journal lists for each agreement.

Open access journals not covered by an agreement

Publishing in open access journals that are not included in any of the publishing agreements may be eligible for funding.

Read more about the financial support and apply

Other memberships and discounts

Lund University researchers can sometimes also get a discount on the APC cost in journals not included in an agreement:

  • If the journal is published by a society of which you are a member, for example BPS, APS.
  • If Lund University subscribes to the journal.

Verify directly with the journal or contact: publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se


For questions about the publishing process, bibliometrics, research data, open access, please contact:

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

For questions about LUCRIS, please contact:

servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se