Did you know that the University has signed a number of publisher deals to allow Cranfield authors to publish gold open access at no additional cost? These include Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Sage and Taylor & Francis. The deals do vary, not all include fully open access journals, but eligibility is not dependent on the funding (if any) acknowledged in the article.
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’s therefore important to be aware of what deals we have, and the process.
If you are preparing to submitting an article soon, or just want to find out more, Library staff are running a webinar next Thursday, 21 July, 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 although it is also open to 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 Information Specialist.
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