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Publisher Agreements

Agreements to reduce the costs of open access publishing.

Publisher open access agreements

Our publisher or transformative agreements allow Newcastle University staff and students who act as corresponding authors to publish their research articles as open access without additional charges or discounts on publishing costs. Please be aware that the eligibility criteria for these agreements vary and that the agreements the university participates in are subject to change.

Some agreements limit the number of papers that may be made open access. Where this applies papers with corresponding authors who are an honorary member of staff, visitor, or otherwise affiliated with linked organisations (eg NHS trusts) will only be approved if specific funding is acknowledged (from UKRI, Wellcome Trust, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation (BHF), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Parkinson's UK or Versus Arthritis). Where this restriction applies this is noted in the agreement details below.

If you have any questions about your eligiblity for these agreements or how they work in practice, please contact the open access team.

Sherpa Services is an online tool that consolidates information about publishers, journals, funders and repositories, which may offer guidance when choosing where to publish open access. Journal checker tool can also provide information about which publishing options are supported by your funder's OA policy. Note that the information of these pages should be used as guidance, but check here for the most up to date information and how to use the agreements.

The information listed on this page is correct as of March 2024 unless otherwise noted.

Licence choice

Where the publisher agreement offers authors a choice of licence we recommend you choose CC BY to maximise the potential for reuse. UKRI, Wellcome, CRUK and BHF funded authors must select the CC BY licence to comply with their funders' policies on open access. Please ensure you check funder policies for the latest requirements.

Institutional memberships

We participate in a range of initiatives in support open access publishing, including Open Book Publishers and Open Library of Humanities.