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Open access publishing agreements

If you are conducting research at Umeå University, you can publish open access in a large number of journals without having to pay a publishing fee (APC, article processing charge). This is possible thanks to the library's agreements with several publishers and agreements via research funders. On this page, you can read more about the agreements and search for specific journals included in one of the agreements.

Publishing agreements 2024

Below, you will find both the library's agreements and the agreements where the research funders pay the publishing fee (APC, article processing charge). On each agreement page, you can also find more information through guides, films, and instructions.

It is crucial that you check the terms of the specific agreement that applies to the journal you want to publish in.

All agreements

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

ACS (American Chemical Society)

AIP (American Institute of Physics)

APS (American Physical Society)



Bristol University Press

Cambridge University Press

Cogitatio Press

Company of Biologists

Copernicus Publications – agreement via research funders




Frontiers – agreement via research funders

IOP (Institute of Physics)

IOS Press

John Benjamins Publishing


Mark Allen Healthcare

Microbiology Society

MJS Publishing – agreement via research funders

Nature and Nature Research journals

Oxford University Press

PLOS (Public Library of Science) – agreement via research funders

PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

Portland Press

Rockefeller University Press

The Royal Society

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry)

RSM (Royal Society of Medicine)


Springer Compact (Springer Nature hybrid journals)

Springer Nature Fully OA

Taylor & Francis


Who is covered by the agreements?

To be able to use the agreements, there are four basic requirements that you must fulfil:

  • You must be a corresponding author (i.e., the one handling communication with the publisher).
  • You must use your email address ending in @umu.se and state Umeå University as your organisation.
  • Your Umeå University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • The research should mainly be conducted at Umeå University.

Please note that you must also check the terms and conditions of the individual publisher agreement. 

Latest update: 2024-05-08