Gold Open Access Financial Support for scientific publications at FBM UNIL/CHUV/Unisanté

UNIL/CHUV researchers can benefit from numerous resources to finance the Author Processing Charges (APCs) necessary to provide Open Access their scientific publications following the gold path.

In the case of scientific  publications funded by a SNSF subside, the SNSF provides grants to finance publications that are made available immediately in pur gold open access journals. Payment of processing charges can be requested directly via the OA platform of the SNSF (mySNF). For more information

Within the framework of negotiations conducted by swissuniversites at the national level with publishing houses such as Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor&Francis, Cambridge University Press, Sage and Karger, Read&Publish contracts have been signed  which covers both access to the journals (Read) and their Open Access publication costs in the same journals (Publish).

Thanks to these agreements, FBM UNIL/CHUV/Unisanté corresponding authors can publish their articles in Open Access free of charge in a large number of Gold and Hybrid Open Access journals . See below all the agreements between UNIL and publishing houses from which UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors benefit.

Please note! Some of these licenses have an annual national quota (Elsevier, Springer Nature and Taylor & Francis). If the number of articles exceeds these quotas, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

FBM researchers who would like to have more information about the journals for which they benefit from partial or total coverage of their APC costs can contact  us.

Research & Publications Officer
Dr. Cécile Lebrand
Tél. +41 (0)21 314 50 81
Cecile.lebrand@chuv.ch

Full coverage of APC costs at UNIL

  • Elsevier

    UNIL/CHUV Researchers can access 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and its society partners via ScienceDirect. Furthermore, researchers will be able to publish Open Access across the majority of Elsevier’s Gold and Hybrid journals, scaling up to 100% by 2023.

    UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish free of charge in Gold and Hybrid Elsevier journalsCell Press journals, «The Lancet» and selected society journals are not included in the agreement. Therefore, please consult the Excel list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access (Elsevier_titlelist_publication2021_DEFINITIVE). This deal is valid for articles submitted after January 1, 2020.

    During the first three years (2020, 2021 and 2022), the number of items supported is subject to a national quota (2850, 3000 and 3150 respectively). If the number of articles exceeds these quotas in any of these years, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

    Here are the article types cover by Elsevier’s OA agreement:
    CRP — Case Report
    DAT — Data
    FLA — Full-length article
    MIC — Microarticle
    OSP — Original software publication
    PGL — Practice Guidelines
    PRO — Protocol
    REV (journals) — Review article
    RPL — Replication Studies
    SCO — Short communication
    SSU — Short survey
    VID — Video Article

    After your article is accepted, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to the Elsevier Rights and Access Portal. Follow the UNIL guideline 4.3 that specify the way researchers from UNIL and CHUV should declare their institutional affiliation within publications and scientific communications. Enter University of Lausanne as the “Corresponding Author’s Organization”

    then select the “Gold Open Access” option. It is not the default option, so make sure you choose Open Access. Be sure to select the CC BY license and not CC BC NC ND in order to have maximum rights to use your article.

  • Springer Nature

    The corresponding FBM UNIL/CHUV authors can publish their articles (OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication and ContinuingEducation) in Open Access free of charge in 1850 hybrid Springer Nature journals.

    This agreement is only valid for articles accepted after 1 July 2020 and a number of Nature Research journals  are not included in the agreement. Therefore, please consult the Springer_titlelist_publication_DEFINITIVE before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access.

    Please note: During the first three years (2020, 2021 and 2022), the number of items supported is subject to a national quota (690, 1418 and 1430 respectively). If the number of articles exceeds these quotas in any of these years, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

    It is imperative to select the Open Access channel as soon as the manuscript is accepted (“MyPublication” form) as a retrospective request for publication in Open Access is impossible.

    Please adhere strictly to UNIL guideline 4.3. for your affiliation in the article and enter the University of Lausanne as “affiliation for the corresponding author” in the submission system and then select the “Gold Open Access” option. This is not the default option, so be sure  to consult this guide and select the less restrictive CC-BY license if possible.

  • Taylor and Francis

    UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish in Open Access free of charge in Gold and Hybrid Taylor and Francis journals (full list TandF_titlelist_publish2021_DEFINITIVE ). Please check the list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1, 2021.

    Please note: During the first three years (2021, 2022 and 2023), the number of articles accepted is subject to a national quota (255, 357 and 449 respectively). Should the number of papers exceed these quotas in any of these years, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

  • Cambridge University Press - CUP

    UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish in Open Access free of charge an unlimited number of articles in Gold and Hybrid CUP journals (complete list here CUP_Journals_titlelist_publish_DEFINITIVE ). Please check the list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1, 2021 and will be retroactive.

    For more information, visit the CUP website .

  • SAGE

    UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish Open Access for free an unlimited number of articles in Hybrid SAGE journals (full list here Sage_Journals_titlelist_publish2021_DEFINITIVE). Please check the list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1, 2021.

    Furthermore, UNIL/CHUV authors receive a 20% discount on the APCs of Gold SAGE journals.

  • Wiley

    There is a memorandum of understanding with Wiley for the conclusion of a Read and Publish contract. Negotiations with Wiley will continue in 2020.

    You will find more information on this page once an agreement will entered into force.

  • Karger

    Read access to all Karger journals and UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish Open Access at no extra cost to authors in all Karger journals (Gold and Hybrid – full list here Karger_titlelist_publish_DEFINITIVE 

  • Annual Reviews

    Pilot project aimed at flipping subscription journals to fully Open Access journals. In 2020, 5 journals at Annual Reviews  will be completely opened with no APCs to be paid by authors:

    Annual Review of Cancer Biology
    Annual Review of Environment and Resources
    Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
    Annual Review of Political Science
    Annual Review of Public Health

Partial coverage of APC costs at UNIL/CHUV

  • BMC Springer Open

    15% discount on APCs with Springer Open  and Biomed Central  for UNIL/CHUV authors.

  • MDPI

    20% discount on MDPI  fees for UNIL/CHUV researchers.

  • SAGE

    20% discount on the APCs of Gold SAGE journals for UNIL/CHUV researchers.

Partial coverage of publishing costs at UNIL

  • BMJ case report

    UNIL offers an Institutional Fellowships that allows all faculty, staff and students the freedom to submit as many cases as they like as well as access to and reuse of all the published material at no cost. Open Access APC is an additional $522USD charged to the authors.

    Contact us to get the institutional code waives  for individuals submitting.