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Author Rights and Open Access (OA)

Sources to protect your copyright and to promote the use of open access publishing

Read and Publish Agreements

Many publishers are offering “Read and Publish” or “transformative” agreements that allow university authors to publish gold open access (OA) with either a discount on, or an elimination of, article processing charges. The costs of these agreements are negotiated based on the payment that covers subscriptions to the publisher's content (Read) and the amount of open access publishing (Publish) submitted by university authors. 

Albertsons Library has entered into six “Read and Publish” agreements. Read & Publish agreements represent an experiment for the Library. Engaging in these three opportunities will help elucidate the issues surrounding these types of agreements and hopefully generate criteria the Library could use in evaluating and determining future participation in these agreements. 

(updated March 22, 2024)

Current Albertsons Library Agreements

American Chemical Society (ACS) 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Cambridge University Press 
Company of Biologists 

IOP Publishing 
Springer Nature


American Chemical Society (ACS)

Boise State participates in the ACS transformative agreement through the Statewide California Electronic Consortium (SCELC). 

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Have the corresponding author be affiliated with Boise State University and use your boisestate.edu email address.
  • Article processing charges are discounted, and there is the opportunity for the APC to be paid by your funder or you can request full funding of the APC from the collective's ongoing subscription fees.

For more information - view the instructions for authors who want to publish open access.


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM Open provides participating institutions with full-text access to the ACM Digital Library, along with the right for their corresponding authors to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles with ACM without having to pay article processing charge fees. The ACM Digital Library contains every article and publication published by ACM from 1954 to present.

Information about the publishing model and instructions for authors can be found on the ACM Open page.


Cambridge University Press

The Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press allows for unlimited, no charge to the author, OA publishing in gold or hybrid journals for the period 2021 to 2026. 

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Have the corresponding author affiliated with Boise State University (click here for corresponding author definition).
  • Be original research – eligible article types are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports (click here for definitions).
  • Be accepted for publication between 1 January 2021 through 31 December 2026

For more information - visit the OA Agreement - Boise State University site or explore the eligibility checker tool.


Company of Biologists

The Read and Publish agreement with the Company of Biologists allows for unlimited, no charge to the author, OA publishing in the three journals for the period 2021 to 2026.

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be accepted for publication between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2026.
  • Have the corresponding author be affiliated with Boise State University and use your boisestate.edu email address.

For more information - see the publisher’s “Read & publish guide for authors.”


IOP Publishing 

The transformative agreement with IOP Publishing allows for unlimited, no charge to the author OA publishing in IOP journals, society partner journals, and the Electrochemical Society journals for the period 2024-2026.

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Have the corresponding author be affiliated with Boise State University and use your boisestate.edu email address. All corresponding authors who are current staff members, researchers (permanent, temporary and/or visiting), or students at Boise State at the time of submission, can publish open access at no cost to themselves. 

For more information - see the publisher's page for researchers from the United States, list of eligible journals, and the author guide for submitting under a transformative agreement.


Springer Nature

The transformative agreement with Springer Nature allows corresponding authors affiliated with Boise State University to publish their articles open access with fees covered in hybrid journals across the Springer Nature portfolio for the period 2024-2027. The list of eligible journals is found on the Information for authors - Open access agreement for Lyrasis page. Though this agreement covers over 2,000 titles, it does not include Nature-branded titles.

For more information -- see the Springer Nature Lyrasis Transformative Agreement with Springer Nature: A guide for authors page.

 

Contact

For questions about the agreements or how to participate as an author - please contact Nancy Donahoo - nancydonahoo@boisestate.edu.