Where to publish

You should start thinking about where you aim to publish at the grant application stage, this way any funds needed for open access publishing can be incorporated into your grant application (if the funder allows for these costs). You should also consider what page or figures charges might apply to your article (these are different to article processing charges).

So how do you decide where to publish?

Key elements apply when deciding where to publish whether in an open access or subscription based journal.

Elements to consider when deciding where to publish

Further resources

  • The Manuscript Matcher tool suggests potential journals to publish in based on your paper's title and abstract (and reference list if you want) - see our Manuscript Matcher Guide.
  • If you are specifically interested in publishing in a gold open access journal, the Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org/) provides a searchable database of 8761 journal titles.
  • The publisher Wiley has produced a Writing for Publication guide aimed at nurses who wish to publish journal articles.
  • Vitae have released a new episode of their 15-minute podcast series on developing their research career 'Getting published for the first time'. This tackles crucial questions for first time authors, such as: How should you approach writing your first research article?  What happens once you've pressed submit?  How can you maximise the impact of your research?
  • Think.Check. Submit helps researcher identify trusted journals for their research. 
  • conpher: a site aimed at gathering and sharing academic journal publishing experiences from academics around the world. Includes Acceptance and Publications times.

Publisher memberships and transformative arrangements

The University of Stirling has a number of publisher memberships and arrangements that enable free or discounted Open Access publishing for our authors.  If you don’t see an agreement you can use below, you may still be eligible to apply to the University’s APC fund to help with the costs of Open Access publishing.

 

* Asterisked items below are also Plan S compliant "transformative arrangements".

Non-asterisked items may also offer compliant publication routes for Plan S - see the item's notes.

 

  • *ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) 
    • The Library does not have a Transitional Agreement with ACM, however you can comply with Funders’ requirements using a “Green” route in their hybrid journals.
    • If your article is funded by UKRI or Wellcome (or other Coalition S funders) then ACM allows compliance with these funders’ requirements: deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in STORRE with no embargo (deposit via Worktribe) under a CC BY licence.
    • Include the funder acknowledgement in your submitted manuscript and the appropriate rights statement: 
      • UKRI Route 2 wording: 'For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising'
      • or Wellcome's Rights Retention Statement: 'This research was funded in whole, or in part, by the Wellcome Trust [Grant number xxxxx]. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.'
    • For non-Coalition S funded or unfunded articles, ACM have a zero embargo policy (but not with a CC-BY licence): deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in STORRE with no embargo (deposit via Worktribe).
    • See the list of ACM hybrid journals.
    • ACM has a few fully Open Access journals - you can apply to the University APC Fund to cover the APC cost: you should apply to the APC fund before submitting to a journal.
    • See the list of ACM fully Open Access journals.

 

  • *American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Journals plus AAAS Pilot for cOAlition S-funded researchers until 31 Dec 2022 
    • The AAAS Pilot for cOAlition S-funded researchers allows authors funded by cOAlition S organisations (e.g. Wellcome, UKRI) to place a CC BY or a CC BY-ND licence on their accepted manuscripts when publishing in the Science family journals.  For example: Science, Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine, Science Immunology, Science Robotics. This will enable researchers with cOAlition S-funding to meet Plan S requirements (such as depositing the Accepted Manuscript in Europe PMC) and sharing the manuscript with no embargo applied. This applies to any research submitted to the Science family subscription journals from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2022.
    • Include the funder acknowledgement in your submitted manuscript and the appropriate rights statement: 
      • UKRI Route 2 wording: 'For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising'
      • or Wellcome's Rights Retention Statement: 'This research was funded in whole, or in part, by the Wellcome Trust [Grant number xxxxx]. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.'
    • If publishing in the fully Open Access journal: Science Advances - a 10% discount is available on the APC. The APC will be $4,050 instead of $4,500. This discount is available to all University of Stirling authors. Within the AAAS manuscript management system: select 'Apply discounts', search for and select University of Stirling in the 'Affiliation discount' box then click 'Apply discounts' to see the discount of -$450 applied.  You can apply to the University APC Fund to cover the remaining APC cost: you should apply to the APC fund before submitting to a journal.

 

  • *American Chemical Society Journals (ACS) (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2024)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in all of the ACS journal titles - in both fully Open Access journals and subscription (hybrid) journals.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • Eligible article types: Research articles. Articles that are additions or corrections or editorials are not eligible.
    • The  Stirling author must be the corresponding author:
      • Corresponding author must be identified as the individual who is to communicate with ACS throughout the peer review process.
      • Corresponding author must indicate affiliation to the Institution by identifying it via a provided dropdown menu during the online manuscript submission process.
    • See list of journals included.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • See the Publisher guidance at: https://acsopenscience.org/how-to-publish-open-access/.
    • ACS applies the CC BY licence to articles and will deposit articles in PubMed Central.

 

  • *BMC/SpringerOpen - the University has an institutional membership with BMC/SpringerOpen that offers a 15% discount on APCs. You will require the University’s account number when you submit your article to utilise the discount. Please apply to the APC Fund.

 

  • *BMJ Publish and Read Agreement (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in most BMJ Publishing hybrid and fully Open Access journals - 50 titles covering a broad selection of health and medical specialities.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirements are that the Stirling author is the corresponding author and the article is an original research article.
    • See list of journals included.
    • See list of excluded journals.
    • Where your funder requires, and whenever possible, select the CC BY licence.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • BMJ will deposit articles in PubMed Central.
    • If you are not the corresponding author of the article, BMJ Publishing allows deposit of your Author Accepted Manuscript in an Open Access repository like STORRE with no embargo (deposit via Worktribe) under a CC BY-NC licence.  If your funder requires a CC BY licence – see other options in the Plan S Journal Checker Tool.

 

  • *Brill Journals SHEDL Read & Publish Agreement (1 Jan 2021 - 31 December 2022)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in all of Brill’s journals - more than 350 titles journals in: Humanities & Social Sciences, International Law & Human Rights and Biology.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • See list of journals included. See the publisher’s guide for authors: ‘How to publish your article in Open Access’.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • Brill applies the CC BY licence to articles and will deposit articles in PubMed Central.

 

  • *Cambridge University Press (CUP) 'Read & Publish' Agreement (1 Jan 2021 - 31 December 2024)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling authors in the Cambridge University Press complete collection.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author.
    • Eligible article types: Research articles, Review Articles and Rapid Communications (RRR), plus Brief Report and Case Reports article types.
    • (Non eligible articles include: Abstracts, Addendums, Article commentary, Book Reviews, Books Received, Calendars, Collections, Commentaries, Contents, Correction, Corrigendum, Discussion, Editorial, Erratum, In Brief, Introduction, Letter, Meeting Report, News, Obituary, Oration, Product Review, Reply, Retraction).
    • Select Gold Open Access and the CC BY licence option when publishing.
    • See list of journals included. See list of excluded journals.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • Cambridge University Press will deposit the article in PubMed Central, when appropriate.

 

  • Cogitatio Institutional membership programme - the University’s memberships gives a 20% discount on the APC fee:

 

  • *Company of Biologists ‘Read & Publish’ Agreement (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2024)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling authors in their three hybrid journals:
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • Eligible authors will be automatically identified – there is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • Company of Biologists applies the CC BY licence to articles and will deposit articles in PubMed Central.

 

  • *Elsevier Read and Publish 2022-2024 Agreement (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2024)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in Elsevier's hybrid journals including Core Hybrid, Cell Press and Lancet titles. Applies to articles with an acceptance date from 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2024. (In some Cell Press and Lancet journals this agreement does not cover review articles).
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the corresponding author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • See list of journals included.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • Select the CC BY licence option when publishing (required by funders such as UKRI and Wellcome). 
    • Elsevier also has a number of fully Open Access journals - you can apply to the University APC Fund to cover the APC cost: you should apply to the APC fund before submitting to a journal.  As part of this agreement, if our Fund covers the APC cost there will be a 15% discount.
    • See the list of Elsevier’s fully Open Access journals.
    • Elsevier automatically deposits some articles in PubMed Central, but if your funder requires deposit you may find you need to deposit manually in PubMed Central

 

 

  • *IEEE – no formal agreement 

    We do not have an Open Access agreement with IEEE. 

    • However, if you wish to publish in fully open access/gold IEEE journals you can apply to the APC Fund to cover the costs. To meet funder requirements ensure you select a CC BY licence.
    • For UKRI and Wellcome funded articles in hybrid journals, IEEE allow you to make your Author Accepted Manuscript openly and immediately available under a CC BY licence in STORRE with no embargo from the date of first online publication. This allows you to comply with UKRI and Wellcome requirements but you must follow these steps:
    • Include the rights statement in your submitted manuscript: “For the purpose of open access, the author(s) has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising”.
    • As soon as your manuscript is accepted for publication, send a request to IEEE’s Intellectual Property Rights group at copyrights@ieee.org explaining you want to make your Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) Open Access under a CC BY licence in order to comply with your funder’s requirements.
    • As usual, upon acceptance deposit your Author Accepted manuscript into STORRE via Worktribe. 

 

  • *Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals – IET is part of the Wiley Jisc Agreement (2020 to 2023).  This means that authors pay no APCs for any research and or review article that is original research where certain conditions are met. See the listing of IET journals with the provisional start dates from when Wiley will take submissions. Since 2021 all IET journals are fully Open Access. If using this Agreement, choose the CC BY licence. See the Wiley Jisc Agreement details below.

 

  • *JMIR Publishing Open Access Deal (1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in all JMIR Publishing journals - covering fully Open Access journals broadly in the field of digital health research.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by a flat-fee paid by the Library.
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • During submission, use ‘University of Stirling’ as your affiliation, your university email address and include in your cover letter: “requesting APC waiver through the University of Stirling-JMIR Publications deal via Jisc”.
    • See list of journals included.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • JMIR Publishing applies the CC BY licence to articles and will deposit articles in PubMed Central.
    • If you are not the corresponding author you may still be eligible for funding from the University APC Fund: you should apply to the APC fund before submitting to a journal (see the eligibility criteria at the top of the submission form).

 

  • *John Benjamins Read & Publish Agreement (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in all of John Benjamins journals - covering journals in the field of linguistics in the broadest sense.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • Article types covered: research articles, reviews and introductory articles.
    • See list of journals included
    • Select the CC BY licence when publishing.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • If you are not the corresponding author, John Benjamins allow deposit of your Author Accepted Manuscript in an Open Access repository like STORRE with no embargo (deposit via Worktribe).  If your funder requires a CC BY licence (e.g. UKRI, Wellcome Trust and EU funders) the CC BY licence can be applied to the Author Accepted Manuscript (if no funder requirement the licence should be CC BY-NC).

 

  • Karger SHEDL Agreement (1 Jan 2020 - 31 December 2022)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling corresponding authors in Karger journals - in both fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals ("Author Choice" titles).
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • By default the licence applied is CC BY-NC-ND - but many funders (e.g. UKRI funders and Wellcome) require a CC BY licence, so choose the CC BY licence if required by your funder. The Agreement may only cover the costs of CC BY-NC-ND licenced articles, contact openaccess@stir.ac.uk if a charge is applied (this can be covered by the APC Fund).
    • See list of journals included.
    • Unless a charge is applied, there is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.

 

  • MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) – the Program gives a 10% discount to Stirling authors when publishing in any ‘MDPI’ title:

    • The 10% discount is applied for MDPI publications where you are the corresponding author.
    • Note: the discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
    • When a paper is submitted to MDPI it is automatically matched to the University of Stirling based on the email address used and authors will be asked to confirm the institution choice. If asked if you are eligible for the discount under the 'IOAP' program - say yes. If the paper is accepted, the discount will then be automatically applied.
    • If offered a choice, choose the CC BY licence
    • For help with paying for Open Access publishing charges you can apply to the University APC Fund: you should apply to the APC fund before submitting to a journal.
    • *Most MDPI journals are fully Open Access journals with CC BY licences - in these cases they are Plan S Compliant.

 

  • Open Library of Humanities
    • It is free to publish Open Access in OLH journals. See their Information for Academics.
    • Covers academic journals from across the humanities including modern languages and cultures, philosophy, theology and history, political theory, sociology, film and new media studies, and digital humanities.
    • The OLH is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs).
    • Funded by an international consortium of libraries that includes Stirling University Library.

  

  • *Oxford University Press (OUP) 'Read & Publish' Agreement (1 Jan 2022 - 31 December 2023)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling authors in the Oxford University Press full journal collection.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author.
    • Eligible article types: Original research articles (including Case Reports) and Review Articles.
    • Select the CC BY licence option when publishing and select “Scottish institutions SHEDL affiliated” to request use of the agreement’s funds to pay the Open Access charge: see Steps 2 and 4 in the OUP’s step-by-step guide for authors.
    • See list of journals included
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • Oxford University Press will deposit the article in PubMed Central, when appropriate.

 

  • *PNAS Publish & Read 2021-2023 Agreement (1 July 2021 - 30 June 2023)
    • Free open access publishing for Stirling authors in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS).
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author.
    • Eligible article types: all research articles including Brief Reports.
    • Select the CC BY licence option when publishing.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in PNAS as the corresponding author.
    • The publisher will deposit the article in PubMed Central, when appropriate.

 

  • *Public Library of Science (PLOS) Community Action Publishing: PLOS Medicine, PLOS Biology & PLOS Sustainability & Transformation (1 Jan 2021 - 31 December 2023)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling authors in three highly selective PLOS journals:
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the membership fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirement is that a Stirling author is a contributing author (they do not have to be the corresponding author).
    • Eligible authors will be automatically identified through PLOS’s submission system – there is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals.
    • PLOS applies the CC BY licence to articles and upon acceptance will deposit articles in PubMed Central.

 

  • *Public Library of Science (PLOS) OA Publishing Agreement (1 Jan 2021 - 31 December 2023)
    • Free uncapped open access publishing for Stirling authors in nine key PLOS journals:
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library
    • The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.
    • Eligible authors will be automatically identified through PLOS’s submission system – there is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • PLOS applies the CC BY licence to articles and upon acceptance will deposit articles in PubMed Central.
    • All article types are covered by the Agreement and new article types and journals launched during the term of the agreement will be automatically included.

 

   

  • *SAGE (1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2022) - as part of a Transitional Agreement Stirling authors can publish an unlimited number of open access articles for free in SAGE's full portfolio of hybrid journals (i.e. subscription journals that will make specific articles open access, normally on payment of a fee). Under the following conditions:
    • the Stirling author must be the corresponding author.
    • certain article types are excluded, for example; book reviews, commercially sponsored articles, and titles joining mid-year.

     Further details:

    • A choice of CC BY or CC BY-NC licence will be offered (unless a funder restriction takes precedence) - we recommend the CC BY licence.
    • Authors retain copyright to all authored open access articles.
    • Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author - the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.
    • See further details about the SAGE read & publish agreement.

    In addition, authors publishing in any of SAGE's fully open access journals will receive a 20% discount on the open access publication fee:

    • There are a small number of exclusions where SAGE is contractually prevented from offering this discount. A list of excluded journals will be available from the publisher directly.

 

  • *Springer Compact Agreement (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2022) - papers are published under a CC BY licence in the majority of Springer’s hybrid journals at no further cost to the University while funds last (they are expected to)
    • The charges have already been paid as part of the journal subscription fees the Library pays.
    • Covers hybrid Springer journals and hybrid Academic Journals on the nature.com site.
    • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author.
    • Eligible article types: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication and Continuing Education
    • Please tick ‘yes’ when asked if you want Gold Open Access.
    • See list of journals included.
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals.

 

  • *Taylor and Francis Transitional Agreement (6 May 2021 - 31 December 2023)
    • Free open access publishing for Stirling authors in Taylor & Francis Open Select Journals. The following conditions apply:
    • The Stirling author must be the corresponding author. Unfortunately Emeritus or Honorary staff are not eligible.
    • Eligible article types: research articles that will be published in Taylor & Francis Open Select Journals (these are Hybrid journals) by Taylor & Francis and Routledge.
    • Select the CC BY licence option when publishing and include the Funder of your article.
    • Full list of eligible journal titles at Taylor & Francis' Open Access webpage - tick the boxes next to: Open Select, Routledge and Taylor & Francis, then click 'Download results' to view the complete list in Excel. (Note Dove Press is not included).
    • There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing as the corresponding author under the conditions listed above.
    • The Open Access publishing is free at the point of publication to the author because the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the Library. Only VAT is subsequently levied per article (up to to a capped maximum) which the Library will also cover. 
    • If your article will be published in a fully Open Access Taylor & Francis journal, then Stirling authors should apply to the APC Fund for funding.
    • Contact openaccess@stir.ac.uk if you need assistance.

 

  • *Wiley (and IET) Jisc Agreement (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2023) - means that authors pay no APCs for any research and or review article that is original research where certain conditions are met.  See the Wiley Jisc Agreement details below.

  

Wiley (and IET) Jisc Agreement: Details 

Stirling authors can publish full (gold) Open Access in any Wiley or IET journal at no extra cost to the author if all the following conditions are met: 

  • the Stirling author must be the "Responsible Corresponding Author" - the author who manages the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process - from submission through publication. Note this is not necessarily the same person that is the Corresponding Author.
  • the article is to be published in any fully gold OA journal or a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers OnlineOpen.
  • See list of journals included
  • the article is a research and/or review article that is original research.
  • select the CC BY licence option when publishing.

If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, the author must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance. The guides on Wiley's Author Services site offers detailed instructions on registering affiliation and choosing an Open Access licence:

See more details about the agreement at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/jisc-agreement.html

 

A few things to note about the Wiley Jisc Agreement:

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals joined the Wiley Jisc Agreement in 2020. See the listing of IET journals. Since 2021 all IET journals are fully Open Access.  
  • Per the agreement, corresponding author means 'the author who manages the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process - from submission through publication'
  • Requests will be reviewed by Stirling’s account administrators, to check whether they meet the criteria
  • This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, colour, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately. Any such costs must be paid through separate arrangement – you can apply to cover such costs via the University’s own APC Fund (select ‘Apply for APC funding’ in the University Portal under ‘My Staff Life’ tab, in the ‘I want to’ panel)
  • APCs for eligible submissions will be covered as long as funds are available in the national account. Per the agreement: 'Jisc or Wiley cannot guarantee the fund will cover all UK articles particularly if publishing increases significantly or if author publication patterns change significantly'
  • The Jisc/Wiley agreement provides full and permanent access to Wiley’s 2020 All Title List as well as open access publishing in over 1400 Wiley journals
  • The 'Transitional Agreement' which governs this deal was negotiated on behalf of member institutions by Jisc, and allows the Library subscription ('read') spend to be redistributed to cover both subscription access and publishing ('write') costs. The funds to pay article publication charges (APCs) are drawn from a national open access account, the balance of which represents roughly half of the aggregate Wiley subscription spend by UK institutions (based on the calculation that half of this payment is for 'read' access to subscription titles, and half is allocated to 'write' costs (APCs). When a request is approved by the Account administrator, the APC, less a 25% discount, is drawn down and deducted from the total publishing allocation.

 

Wiley titles
A non-exhaustive list of Wiley titles which are popular with Stirling researchers

Addiction

Health and Social Care in the Community

African Journal of Ecology

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Aquaculture Nutrition

Journal of Applied Ecology

Aquaculture Research

Journal of Biogeography

Biotropica

Journal Of Clinical Nursing

British Journal of Health Psychology

Journal of Fish Diseases

Child and Family Social Work

Limnology and Oceanography

Conservation Biology

Lipids

Conservation Letters

Maternal and Child Nutrition

Drug and Alcohol Review

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Ecological Entomology

New Phytologist

Ecology and Evolution

Physiological Reports

Ecology Letters

Reviews in Aquaculture

Functional Ecology

Social Policy and Administration

Global Change Biology

Sociology of Health and Illness

Global Ecology and Biogeography

Sustainable Development

 

  

Learned Society memberships

The British Psychological Society is waiving APCs for their members in the following journals:

  • British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • British Journal of Educational Psychology
  • British Journal of Health Psychology
  • British Journal of Social Psychology
  • British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Neuropsychology
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Legal and Criminological Psychology
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

All you need to do is select ‘British Psychological Society’ as the funder in Wiley’s submission system.

Since your publishing costs are covered by your BPS membership, there is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals.

Increasingly Learned Societies are giving APC discounts to their members when they publish in a Society's journals, so this may be useful when deciding where to publish.

 

 

Open Access Publishing in Books and Book Chapters 

  • MIT Press Open Access Monographs 
    • MIT Press publishes books in the social sciences, art, design, science and technology.
    • Under the ‘MIT Press Direct to Open‘ programme authors can publish Open Access monographs for free.
    • Costs are met partly by the institutions who are collectively supporting the initiative, with the remaining costs being met by MIT Press.
    • Stirling University Library is a supporting member.

 

 

  • Scottish Universities Open Access Press  
    • Stirling University Library is a partner in establishing a cost effective Universities press for Scotland. The press is expected to go live for book submissions during 2022. 

 

  • OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit  
    • The OAPEN Foundation has created an open access (OA) books toolkit for researchers and academic book authors. The toolkit is a free-to-access, stakeholder-agnostic resource that aims to help authors better understand Open Access for books, increase trust in Open Access book publishing, provide reliable and easy-to-find answers to questions from authors, and to provide guidance on the process of publishing an Open Access book.    University of Stirling is a contributing member of the OAPEN Foundation until the end of 2023.

  

  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)  
    • DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available. University of Stirling is a contributing member of the DOAB Foundation until the end of 2023.