Open Access Agreements

Usually, you pay an "article processing charge" (APC) when you publish in an Open Access journal or use the Open Access option in a traditional subscription-based journal. As a researcher at Halmstad University, you can get discounts on all or part of the publication fee via the library's agreements with several publishers. 

Please note!

Eventual additional charges, such as colour figures or offprints, are usually not included in the costs covered by the library.


  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Halmstad University.

The discount usually applies only to the corresponding author (the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process) with affiliation to Halmstad University.

  • Your Halmstad University affiliation must be stated in the published article.
  • Use your Halmstad University email address.

Always use your Halmstad University email address (ending with “”) at all stages of the publishing process. This is to ensure the identification of Halmstad University corresponding authors and eligible articles.

Search for journals included in the agreements

Use the search service SciFree to quickly check if a specific journal is included in Halmstad University’s Open Access publishing agreements.


Please note!

For some consortium agreements there is often a limit of articles where there is no APC. When the article allocation for the agreement has been reached you yourself have to pay the APC, or another solution is needed.

Agreement Agreement type Publication limit per year Who pays?
ACM Open Read & Publish (Gold) No Library
Cambridge University Press Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) No Library
Copernicus Publishing Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
eLife Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
Elsevier Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) No Library
Emerald Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) No Library
Frontiers Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
JMIR Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
MDPI Discount 20% (Gold) No School
MJS Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
Oxford University Press Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) Yes Library
PLOS Publish (Gold) Yes Library/Research funders
Sage Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) Yes Library
Springer Read & Publish (Hybrid) Yes Library
Springer Nature Fully Open Publish (Gold) Yes Library
Taylor & Francis Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) Yes Library
Wiley Read & Publish (Gold + Hybrid) Yes Library
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