Publishing agreements and discounts
Through different types of publishing agreements, researchers at Lund University can publish open access with easier handling of the administrative processes and with negotiated costs. On this page you find out about what agreements you can use, and how.
Publishing agreements for publishing open access
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.
Costs for publishing open access at Lund University
When publishing open access, the entire amount for the APC or BPC is initially paid by the University Library. Parts of the cost of publishing (within the agreements, those paid with the extra publishing support or the Book fund) are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty choose to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee later on.
The distribution model for Lund University's publishing costs was decided by the vice-chancellor in 2022.
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 “lu.se” or “lth.se”) 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.
For these journals the entire cost for the APC is initially paid by the University Library. Parts of the cost of the APC is distributed afterwards and 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 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 agreements, the extra OA funding or the Book fund you are welcome to contact us at: publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se