They aim to provide readers and authors with universal open access, while limiting the increase in costs associated with for-profit magazines. In the context of the current scientific edition and in line with the objectives of the Open Access 2020 Initiative, this is an important strategy that preserves the academic freedom of authors while accelerating the transition to open access. The university has signed a transition contract with Brill, which provides for unlimited open access publication only in 2020. Articles must be published on January 1, 2020 or after January 1, 2020 to be eligible. Eligibility is set on the submission date. This agreement includes research and review articles. This agreement grants uk institutions a limited number of open credits each year. Due to a very high volume of open access publications in the UK in 2020, the agreement is now suspended until the end of the year. UCL`s normal eligibility criteria for open access funding now apply. UCL`s Sage Agreement allows all corresponding UCL authors to publish Gold Open Access in almost all De Sage, IMechE and RSM subscription magazines. The agreement contains original research, review papers, short reports, brief reports and case studies. Book reviews, editorials, abstracts and news are excluded.
UCL strongly encourages all authors to take advantage of this agreement. The UCL Thieme Agreement allows all corresponding UCL authors to publish Gold Open Access in the 26 journals of Thiemes Medical Collection and all five in the Chemistry Collection. UCL strongly encourages all authors to take advantage of this agreement. Transformative agreements exist everywhere and, although they received more attention last year, particularly in North America, they are not new. The five largest publishers as well as other small publishers have signed one or more transformation contracts. These agreements can be made with an individual library (for example. B MIT/Royal Society of Chemistry), a library system (for example. B University of California/Cambridge University Press) or a consortium of libraries (for example.
B, VSNU-UKB/Springer Nature).