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The University Library pays OA fees to researchers who publish in pure open access journals.

From 1 July 2018, the agreement between the Swedish research library, through the national consortium BIBSAM, and the scientific publisher Elsevier was cancelled. The parties have not been able to agree on a price picture or how to best achieve a viable model for open science.

The development towards open science is slow. The model of publication in hybrid journals, when single articles are published Open Access in subscription-based journals, have not pushed the development fast enough.

Therefore, the money the library saves on no longer having an agreement with Elsevier will be used to support LiU authors publishing in pure Open Access journals. In this way, the development towards open science is supported.

If you, as a researcher at Linköping University, has an article near acceptance in a pure OA journal and want your publication fee to be paid by the library centrally, you can apply below..

Please note: Starting on the 15th of July 2019, Linköping University Library and Springer Nature have a new agreement in place. The agreement covers the publisher’s pure open access journals, including BioMedCentral and Nature Research. Full title list will be available shortly. When publishing in Springer’ Nature’s pure open access journals after the 15th of July 2019, you no longer have to apply for our temporary open access support. This only applies to Springer Nature. Use your LiU affiliation and liu.se-email address when submitting your manuscript and the library and Springer Nature will take care of everything! Please contact us at biblioteket@liu.se if you have any questions.