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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 4 December 2020)

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Hybrid publishing

When publishing in hybrid journals and other solutions for hybrid publishing the possibility to publish open access is optional. Authors pay a publishing fee, a so called article processing charge (APC), in order to make a specific article open access. The University Library offers a range of discounts with several publishers.

Journals that are subscription based while at the same time offering an open access option for a fee is called hybrid journals. Authors pay a publishing fee, a so called article processing charge (APC), in order to make a specific article open access.

There are no specific fund for open access publishing at Umeå university. However, there are several APC discounts available through the library. 

Different publishers use different models for managing APCs. Because of this, it is important to follow the instructions of the specific publisher. Always use the e-mail address connected to Umeå University (name.surname@umu.se) when corresponding with the publisher.

More on: Discounts for open access publishing fees

More ways to publish open access

Open access journal
Open access journal

Open access journal or platform - open access from the start.

Parallel publishing
Parallel publishing

Parallel publishing - to make a copy of a published work accessible through an open archive.

This information is factual only and not to be considered legal advice. Contact the university legal advisors at the Vice-Chancellor's office if legal advice is needed.

Vice-Chancellor's Office