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Homepage / Renewed publisher deals – help with making your published work open access

Renewed publisher deals – help with making your published work open access


Great news! Library Services has just renewed two major Read and Publish deals which allow Cranfield authors to make their work open access by covering much of the costs involved.

It has taken a while for the national deals to be negotiated but Springer Nature and Sage have now been updated.

The Sage deal runs until December 2024. All SAGE hybrid journals are included. Cranfield also receives a 20% discount on fully gold journal APCs).

The Springer Nature deal runs until December 2025. Most Springer, Nature, Nature Research, and Palgrave hybrid journals are included in the deal. There is also a 15% discount on APCs in all Springer Nature’s Fully Open Access journals.

For full details of these renewals, and all our other publisher deals, please see our Publisher Deals web page.

Want to learn more?

Please sign up for one of our Lunch+Learn session on publisher deals. They are running on Wednesday 19 July and Tuesday 14 November, 1-2pm via Teams.

What will I learn?: Did you know the Library has signed deals with many of the major publishers (including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer) which enable Cranfield authors to publish journal articles gold open access at no extra cost? There are differences between the deals (for example which journals are included, and what you need to do to ensure your article is eligible) so if you are thinking about submitting an article soon, or just want to find out more, this session will cover the key things you need to know.

Do join us!

Book here

You may also be interested in our Lunch+Learn session on ‘Making your work open access’.  This is running on Thursday 19 October 2023, 1-2pm via Teams. Learn what you need to do to make your article open access, find out what article processing charges are, understand what an AAM is, and lots more! Here’s your chance to learn from our library experts on the most effective hassle-free way to make your research open access.

Book here


Urgent help required?

Need help? Contact your Research Support Librarian who will be happy to help you.


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Rachel Daniels

Written By: Karyn Meaden-Pratt

Rachel is the Library Services' Research Support Manager, and is responsible for managing the Research Support Librarians, the open access team and the Research Data Manager.

Karyn is the Library Communications Manager and University Archivist.

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