Researchers at Portsmouth now have access to deals with major publishers offering free or discounted article processing charges (APCs). This allows your journal articles to be published as ‘gold’ Open Access (OA).

Gold OA means that your article will be publicly available on the publisher’s website as soon as it is published. The professionally formatted publisher’s version of your article can also be shared with others and re-posted on other websites. This potentially increases the likelihood that people from within academia and beyond (e.g. industry, businesses and government) will find, cite and use your research.

Discounts available to Portsmouth researchers include –

  • Free APCs for articles published in IEEE journals
  • Free APCs for articles published in Springer journals
  • APCs for £200 for articles published in Sage journals
  • APCs for £475 for articles published in Taylor & Francis journals

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These deals are open to all Portsmouth researchers. The deals that involve a cost (e.g. Sage and Taylor & Francis) will require researchers to meet the cost with funds from within their faculty or by applying to the central fund for APCs. Researchers writing articles that arise from RCUK funded projects are particularly encouraged to apply to the APCs fund.


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