Stockholm University makes further investments in Open Science - Library
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"Researchers at Stockholm University can now get published in Open Access journals without paying article processing charges (APC), owing to new agreements with four international Open Access publishers. The aim is to increase the number of Open Access publications, reduce the researchers’ administration and be more cost-effecient.
The four publishers that Stockholm University signed agreements with are Copernicus Publications, Frontiers Media, Public Library of Science (PLoS) and MDPI. They have been selected as they are the most used by researchers at Stockholm University.
Stockholm University has also entered into a number of national agreements with traditional publishers where articles published there become Open Access. These publishers are Springer, Institute of Physics (IOP), Taylor & Francis, de Gruyter and Royal Society of Chemistry. Thanks to the agreements, the researchers do not need to pay any APCs for the Open Access publishing, since the fees are covered by the library. Additional national agreements are being negotiated with Elsevier and Wiley.
Everything should be open 2026. According to the research government bill in 2016, the goal is to make all scientific publications that are financed by public funds openly available immediately when they are published, by 2026. All stakeholders within the research system share the responsibility to fulfill this strategic objective. Today, 37 percent of the articles published by researchers from Stockholm University are available as Open Access, but in order to meet the 100 percent objective, active work is required. Central funding for Open Access publishing is one of the University strategies to achieve this goal...."