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Homepage / How to unlock free gold open access: Webinar on publisher deals – 15 March

How to unlock free gold open access: Webinar on publisher deals – 15 March


Are you aware that Cranfield University has signed a number of publisher deals to allow Cranfield corresponding authors to publish immediate (gold) open access at no additional cost? These include Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Sage and Taylor & Francis. New publishers are being added, including just recently ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The deals do vary, i.e., not all include fully open access journals.  However, the deals are open to all Cranfield corresponding authors and are not dependent on whether you have funding.

If you are the corresponding author, you should be offered the gold open access option automatically provided you are using your Cranfield email address and Cranfield affiliation. You will need to accept the option and choose a licence (we recommend CC-BY, which is a requirement for many funders, including UKRI). However, we know that the process doesn’t always run this smoothly; it may not initially appear to be at no cost to you. It is therefore important to be aware of what deals we have, and the process for using them.

Join our webinar

If you are preparing to submit an article soon, or just want to find out more, please register for the Publisher Deals webinar taking place on Wednesday, 15th March, 1-2pm on Teams. It will cover the key things you need to know and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The session is aimed at research and academic staff and research students.

Book your free place via DATES.

If you are not able to attend but would like to find out more, please visit the Open Access pages on the Library website or contact your Research Support Librarian.

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Written By: Mandy Smith

Mandy has worked for Cranfield Library Service since 2004 and is a Research Support Librarian supporting researchers and research students at Cranfield Defence and Security and the School of Management. She teaches a range of study skills as well as helping researchers use the resources they need to find information. She provides advice and support on REF and funder compliance, open access publishing and other research-related topics.

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