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Researchers working at any organisation participating in the Bibsam consortium can publish articles in Frontiers journals free of charge. The research funders cover the cost.

The four research funders, Swedish Research Council, Forte, Formas, and Vinnova, have decided to jointly fund publishing with publishers who only publish fully open access journals during 2024 and 2025. This means that researchers at Umeå University can publish articles in Frontiers journals without having to pay a publishing fee (APC, article processing charge). The same conditions apply to all researchers linked to an organisation in the Bibsam consortium.

List of participating organisations in the Bibsam consortium (in Swedish)

Terms and conditions for Umeå University

  • You must be the corresponding author, i.e. the one handling communication with the publisher and journal.
  • Your Umeå University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • You must use your university email ending with @umu.se in order to be identified as an Umeå University affiliated author.
  • The agreement covers all article types.
  • Your article will be published under a CC BY license.

If an article has more than one corresponding author, the affiliation of the submitting corresponding author determines whether the article will be published under the agreement. The submitting corresponding author is the author who submits the manuscript, fills in all information in the publisher's submission system, and handles communication with the publisher.

How the publishing process works

Frontiers submission system guide (1.04 MB)

Frontiers journals

Latest update: 2024-05-30