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Transformative publisher agreements

Transformative agreements are a way for publishers to transition subscription journals to full open access. The open access costs are part of an overall UCL payment for subscriptions and publishing.

Transformative agreements allow current UCL corresponding authors to publish Gold open access. This page explains how to use the agreements, and which types of article are covered.

Journals in UCL's transformative agreements

This list is updated as new agreements become available, so is it advisable to check the original rather than saving a copy. If your journal is included, check our individual publisher instructions below for details of which article types and authors are covered.

Which papers can use UCL's transformative agreements?

UCL's transformative agreements cover open access costs for papers that: 

  • have a UCL corresponding author and are published in subscription and fully open access journals included in the agreement. 
  • are an eligible article type. Although most agreements include research and review papers, some agreements have restrictions on what paper types are included. You can see which paper types are eligible for each agreement by checking the individual publisher instructions below. 

To enable papers funded by the UK Research Councils (UKRI), the Wellcome Trust and other funders to be published Gold open access, UCL authors with relevant funding are encouraged, where appropriate, to act as corresponding author.

Transformative agreements do not always cover other mandatory publication charges, such as page charges. Authors are advised to ask their journal's editorial office, before submission, whether any non-open access publication charges apply, and, if so, request a waiver. UKRI and Wellcome do not fund page, colour and other non-open access publication charges.

Transformative agreements by publisher

American Chemical Society

Coverage: Research articles in all ACS subscription and fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

How to use the agreement:

  1. When you submit, select University College London in ACS's submission system.
  2. On acceptance, you will receive an email invitation to enter ACS's Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA) Tool. In this tool, indicate that you wish to publish open access.

This agreement uses Copyright Clearance Center's Touch-free workflow, so once you have signed the JPA your open access request will be sent to UCL's Open Access Team automatically. We will check that your paper is eligible before approving it.

Licence: CC BY.

Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


American Institute of Physics

Coverage: Articles (including perspectives) in AIP subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

How to use the agreement:

  1. Make sure that you are listed as the corresponding author in AIP's submission system and in your manuscript.
  2. In AIP's submission system, enter University College London as your institution, click 'Validate Institution' and select 'University College London' from the drop-down list.
  3. Select the option 'I wish to publish Open Access as part of an institutional agreement'.

    After acceptance, UCL's Open Access Team will be asked to confirm that your paper is eligible. You will receive an invoice showing that the charge has been paid through UCL's Jisc Read and Publish agreement.

    Licence: CC BY or CC BY-NC. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage and guide for authors.


    American Meteorological Society

    Coverage: Research articles in all AMS journals (including subscription and fully OA journals). See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: When you submit, indicate that you would like to use the agreement; give your UCL email address and enter UCL in the institutional affiliation section.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    American Physical Society

    Coverage: All original research and reviews in all 9 hybrid peer-reviewed Physical Review journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • Charges not associated with open access that are entirely optional for authors (such as print colour charges or offprints) are not included.
    • All original research and reviews, including, but not limited toregular articles, letters, reviews, perspectives and tutorials.
    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.

    American Physiological Society

    Coverage: All articles in all 12 subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • UCL corresponding authors will be offered a free one-year membership of the Society. 
    • All publication fees are included in the agreement.
    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • American Physiological Society is a non-profit, society publisher.

    American Psychological Association

    Coverage: Research and review articles in all APA subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements. This agreement also includes the 15 subscription Hogefe journals, but not the 3 Hogefe fully OA journals, nor APA's fully open access journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior, to which UCL's normal eligibility criteria for open access funding apply.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • APA is a scientific and professional organisation whose mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. 

    Association for Computing Machinery

    Coverage: Research articles and conference proceedings in ACM subscription and fully OA journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. Once the paper has been accepted the corresponding author will be asked to complete ACM’s eRights form. It is on this form that the author should select their choice of Creative Commons licence (CC BY is the default choice).

    Licence: CC BY by default, though authors are free to choose other Creative Commons licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage and guide for authors.


    Bioscientifica

    Coverage: All articles in all 5 subscription journals: Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrine-Related Cancer, European Journal of Endocrinology, Reproduction. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    Publication charges: Publication (page) charges are included in this agreement.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Bioscientifica is a non-profit, society publisher. It publishes on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology and Society for Reproduction and Fertility.


    BMJ (specific funders only)

    Coverage: Original articles reporting primary research (plus UKRI-funded reviews) in BMJ's subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements. Only articles funded by the Wellcome Trust, a UK Research Council (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, STFC, NERC), BHF, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK or Versus Arthritis are eligible.

    How to use the agreement: 

    When you submit:

    1. Select University College London as your affiliation (see BMJ's guide to selecting your affiliation), and use your UCL email address.
    2. Specify the relevant funder(s) (see the coverage section above).
    3. Select the CC BY licence.

    Licence: CC BY (all authors must choose the CC BY licence, since all funders of eligible articles require it).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Brill

    Coverage: Articles in all journals, including subscription and fully open access titles. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: When you submit, indicate that you would like to use the agreement; give your UCL email address; and in the institutional affiliation section, use the AutoCorrect functionality to match your affiliation to the entry for UCL.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Bristol University Press (including Policy Press)

    Coverage: Original peer-reviewed research articles in all Bristol University Press and Policy Press subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements. Other types of research output may be considered where a funder requires open access.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Bristol University Press is a not-for-profit publisher. It focuses on global social challenges.


    Cambridge University Press

    Coverage: Research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports in almost all CUP subscription and fully open access journals. See CUP's list of journals covered, and/or UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CUP offers various Creative Commons licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Cogitatio

    Coverage: All articles in all Cogitatio journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    If your article exceeds the publisher's word limit, it will attract an additional charge. This agreement does not cover these additional charges: UCL's normal eligibility criteria for open access funding apply.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:


    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

    Coverage: Research articles in CSHLP's subscription research journals: Genes & Development, Genome Research, RNA, Learning & Memory and CSH Molecular Case Studies. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Company of Biologists

    Coverage: All articles in all 3 subscription journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • Company of Biologists is a non-profit, society publisher.

    De Gruyter

    Coverage: Articles in all subscription and fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Electrochemical Society

    Coverage: All articles in ECS's two journals, Journal of the Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (both subscription journals). See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: In step 6 of the submission process, Open Access Waivers, Charges and Credits:

    1. Select ‘Yes’ when you are asked "Do you wish to publish your paper as open access?"
    2. Select 'ECS Plus' to confirm that you belong to an ECS Plus subscribing institution, and enter University College London in the supporting information box.

    Licence: CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement (list C).
    • Electrochemical Society is a non-profit, society publisher.

    Elsevier 

    Coverage: Research papers in most subscription journals, including Cell Press and Lancet journals. See Elsevier's participating journal search, and/or UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    When publishing in eligible journals from The Lancet, full length articles are the only eligible article type.

    How to use the agreement: The submitting corresponding author must be affiliated with UCL. When you submit, use your UCL affiliation and email address. This allows Elsevier to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. After acceptance, you will receive an email with a link to the 'post-acceptance author journey', where you should select the open access publishing option. UCL's Open Access Team will be notified of your request, and will check that your paper is eligible before approving it.

    Publication charges: A small number of economics, finance and accounting journals charge submission fees, which are reinvested back into the community. Further information on submission fees is available.

    A limited number of society-owned journals charge mandatory editorial page fees in addition to APCs. These charges are charged separately, directly to the author.

    Licence: Elsevier offers a choice of Creative Commons (CC) licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information:


    Future Science

    Coverage: All articles in all Future Medicine and Newlands Press subscription journals, and in all Future Medicine, Future Science and Newlands Press fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Geological Society of London

    Coverage: All articles in the 6 subscription journals and 3 book series in the Lyell Collection (Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geoscience, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Scottish Journal of Geology, Special Publications, Memoirs, Engineering Geology Special Publications). See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • The Geological Society is a non-profit, society publisher.

    Institute of Physics

    Coverage: All articles in IOP-managed journals and selected society journals: all journals (lists A-D) on the agreement webpage. American Astronomical Society journals are not covered. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    The agreement includes primary research articles, and reviews, of the following types: Letters, Papers, Reviews and Special Issue articles.

    Publication charges: Some IOP partner journals, including Applied Physics Express, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Nuclear Fusion and Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific charge mandatory publication charges that are not included in this agreement. Authors are advised to seek a waiver of these charges before submission. UKRI and Wellcome do not fund page, colour and other non-open access publication charges.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address in the submission form and in your manuscript when you submit.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (IOP), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to support science through the activities of IOP.

    IWA Publishing

    Coverage: All articles in all 10 subscription and 5 fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. Please note:

    • You may need to update your institutional information in the IWA's Editorial Manager system.
    • In the open access charges section of the submission process, you may need to click to "Apply Discounts" and select UCL as your institution.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information:


    JMIR

    Coverage: All articles in all JMIR publications. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: 

    1. Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit.
    2. In your cover letter, state that you "request an APC waiver through the UCL-JMIR unlimited open access deal via Jisc".

    This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. 

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information: JMIR is a fully open access digital health research publisher.


    John Benjamins

    Coverage: All articles in all John Benjamins subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: The publisher offers both CC BY and CC BY-NC. Under this agreement, the CC BY licence should be applied by default. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Karger

    Coverage: Articles in all subscription and fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY-NC (default). On submission, specify any funding that contributed to your article: Karger will apply the CC BY licence if your research funder requires it.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Microbiology Society

    Coverage: All articles in all 4 subscription and 2 fully open access journals: Access Microbiology, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genomics, and Microbiology. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • Microbiology Society is a non-profit, society publisher.

    Optica (formerly Optical Society of America)

    Coverage: Research and review articles in Optica subscription and fully open access journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: 

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • Optica's mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics, and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. 

    Oxford University Press

    Coverage: Research and review articles in almost all OUP subscription and fully open access journals. A small number of journals not offering open access is excluded. See the list of eligible journals on the agreement webpage, and/or UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    Publication charges: Some OUP journals charge mandatory publication charges that are not included in this agreement. Authors are advised to ask their journal's editorial office, before submission, whether any non-open access publication charges apply, and, if so, request a waiver. UKRI and Wellcome do not fund page, colour and other non-open access publication charges.

    We are currently aware of this applying to the following journals:

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Bioinformatics; BioScience; Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry; Cerebral Cortex; Clinical Infectious Diseases; Endocrinology; Glycobiology; Insect Systematics and Diversity; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism; Journal of Heredity; Journal of Infectious Diseases; Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology; Journal of Nutrition; Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation; Rheumatology; Systematic Biology; The Monist.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    1. After acceptance, OUP will contact you about the agreement by email with a link to the Online Licensing and Payments System, SciPris. Please then follow the below instructions.
    2. Click 'Select a License'.
    3. Proceed to request use of the Read and Publish Agreement funds and then click 'Continue with open access agreement'.
    4. Sign in (or create an account if you don't have one). This is not the same system you used to submit your article to the journal.
    5. Once you have signed in, the licence options are then displayed. You won't see any prices because you aren't required to make a payment.
    6. Select a licence and click 'I accept'. If your paper is funded by the Wellcome Trust, UKRI, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, or any other funder that requires it, you'll need to sign a CC BY licence as per their requirements. See research funders policies.
    7. On the next screen you should then be able to submit the request for approval through the agreement. You should receive email confirmation of this.

    UCL's Open Access Team will be notified of your request, and will check that your paper is eligible before approving it.

    Licence: CC BY is available for most journals. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Portland Press

    Coverage: All articles in all five subscription and two fully open access journals: Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioscience Reports, Clinical Science, Essays in Biochemistry, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, and Neuronal Signalling. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • Portland Press is the Biochemical Society's publisher. All profits are returned to the Society.

    Public Library of Science

    Coverage: All articles in all PLOS fully open access journals (below). See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    • PLOS ONE, PLOS Complex Systems, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Mental Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Pathogens (Tiered Flat Fee model).
    • PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Sustainability & Transformation (Community Action Publishing model).
    • PLOS Climate, PLOS Water, PLOS Global Public Health (Global Equity model).

    How to use the agreements: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the relevant agreement.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:

    • PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Sustainability & Transformation: Where the corresponding author is from an institution that does not participate in the agreement, and there is a contributing author from UCL, Non-Member publishing Fees will be discounted by 25%. UCL's normal eligibility criteria or open access funding apply to these papers.
    • Publisher webpages for the agreements:
    • PLOS is a non-profit, fully open access publisher.

    Rockefeller University Press

    Coverage: All articles in all 3 subscription journals: Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of General Physiology. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY.

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • Rockefeller University Press is a non-profit publisher.

    Royal College of General Practitioners

    Coverage: All research (not clinical practice) articles in the RCGP's journals: its subscription journal, British Journal of General Practice, and its fully open access journal, BJGP Open. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: RCGP is a charity whose objective is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice.


    Royal Society

    Coverage: All articles in all Royal Society journals, both subscription and fully open access. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: During the submission process, give your affiliation as UCL and select the ‘Read & Publish’ option.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information:

    • Publisher webpage for the agreement.
    • The Royal Society is a registered charity whose mission is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to support the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    Coverage: All articles in all RSC's subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address in RSC's online submission system and in your manuscript. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. Do not sign RSC's standard licence to publish; when your manuscript is accepted, choose the CC BY licence. 

    Licence: The publisher offers both CC BY and CC BY-NC. Under this agreement, the CC BY licence should be applied by default. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    SAGE

    Coverage: Articles in almost all subscription journals, including IMechE and Royal Society of Medicine journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements, and/or SAGE's short list of excluded journals.   

    Original research papers, review papers, brief communications, short reports and case studies are included in the agreement. Book reviews, editorials, abstracts and news items are excluded.

    How to use the agreement: 

    1. Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. 
    2. Sign SAGE's standard Journal Contributor's Publishing Agreement.
    3. SAGE will identify your paper as eligible for the agreement, and offer you gold open access. Sign in to the SAGE Open Access Portal to agree to the open access Contributor's Agreement.

    Licence: CC BY or CC BY-NC. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: 


    Society for Neuroscience

    Coverage: All articles in Journal of Neuroscience. 

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. Select the Gold open access publishing option and sign the CC BY licence.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: SfN is a non-profit organisation devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.


    Springer Nature

    Coverage: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication and Continuing Education articles in all Springer Nature, Nature Academic, Nature Research and Palgrave Macmillan subscription ('hybrid') journals that offer a CC BY licence.

    The following groups of journal are not included: SpringerOpen journals, BioMed Central journals, Communications journals (beginning 'Communications'), 'npj' partner journals, Nature Reviews journals, Scientific American and Scientific Data. 

    See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    UCL's normal eligibility criteria for open access funding apply to other SpringerNature journals, BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. 

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. After acceptance, Springer Nature will send you a link to their MyPublication form, where you should give your UCL email address and affiliation, and agree to the open access terms.

    Licence: CC BY. 

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Taylor & Francis

    Coverage: Original research and core content (including original research articles, review articles and reports) in Taylor & Francis subscription journals that offer open access. Filter by Open Select only (not Full open access) in Taylor & Francis's open access cost finder and/or see UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    Publication charges: Some Taylor & Francis journals charge mandatory publication charges that are not included in this agreement. Authors are advised to ask their journal's editorial office, before submission, whether any non-open access publication charges apply, and, if so, request a waiver. UKRI and Wellcome do not fund page, colour and other non-open access publication charges.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement. After acceptance, Taylor & Francis will notify you that you may be eligible for the agreement, and will ask UCL's Open Access Team whether your article can be approved for open access.

    Licence: You may be offered a choice of Creative Commons (CC) licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Thieme

    Coverage: Articles in all subscription journals in Thieme's Medical Collection and Chemistry Collection. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: You may be offered a choice of Creative Commons (CC) licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Wiley

    Coverage: Research and review papers in most subscription and fully open access journals, including some journals published by Hindawi. See Wiley's lists of of fully open access and subscription (hybrid) journals covered, and/or UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    Responsible Corresponding Authors (see below) who are graduate or chartered members of the British Psychological Society are entitled to publish open access in BPS journals. Please use this offer instead of UCL's transformative agreement, by selecting British Psychological Society as your funder in Wiley's submission system.

    Publication charges: Some Wiley journals charge mandatory publication charges that are not included in this agreement. Authors are advised to ask their journal's editorial office, before submission, whether any non-open access publication charges apply, and, if so, request a waiver. UKRI and Wellcome do not fund page, colour and other non-open access publication charges.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as potentially eligible for the agreement. 

    For papers with multiple corresponding authors, only those whose Responsible Corresponding Author is affiliated with UCL may use this agreement. The submitting author will be asked to identify the Responsible Corresponding Author after acceptance (see below). The Responsible Corresponding Author completes the remaining pre-publication activities, and their institutional affiliation is used to determine eligibility for a transformative agreement.

    Subscription journals:

    1. After acceptance, log in to Wiley Author Services.
    2. Select which author(s) are Corresponding Author(s). Their contact information will appear in the final published article.
    3. Choose one corresponding author as the Responsible Corresponding Author. This must be a UCL member of staff or student, except where the paper is funded by a relevant funder (see Restrictions above).
    4. In the open access section, select 'Yes, make my article open access'.
    5. The Responsible Corresponding Author will be asked to provide details of any relevant funding.

    Fully open access journals:

    Select University College London as your institution when you submit.

    UCL's Open Access Team will be notified of your request, and will check that your paper is eligible before approving it.

    Licence: You may be offered a choice of Creative Commons (CC) licences. Note that research funders require authors to choose CC BY.

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.


    Wolters Kluwer

    Coverage: Peer-reviewed research articles, including reviews and conference papers, in all subscription journals in Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Total Access Collection, including Neurology. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements.

    Publication charges: All publication charges are included in the agreement. If you are asked to pay a publication charge, you are advised to request a waiver on the basis of UCL's transformative agreement.

    How to use the agreement: Use your UCL affiliation and email address when you submit. This allows the publisher to identify your paper as eligible for the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default) for almost all journals. Note that research funders require CC BY.


    World Scientific

    Coverage: Research and review articles in all World Scientific-owned subscription journals. See UCL's list of journals in transformative agreements. Eligibility includes any UCL author on the paper including co-authors.

    How to use the agreement:

    1. After acceptance, you will receive an acceptance email asking whether you would like to opt for Gold open access publication. 
    2. Indicate to the handling journal editor that you would like to choose Gold open access publication under the Jisc Publish and Read agreement.
    3. You will be asked to complete the Open Access Licence to Publish agreement. See World Scientific's Guide for UK authors. In this form, choose the CC BY licence and give your UCL affiliation. In the Special APC Waivers or Discounts box, select 'UK Higher Education Institute which has taken up World Scientific Publish and Read (UK) offer'.

    UCL's Open Access Team will be notified of your request, and will check that your paper is eligible before approving it. You will then receive an email confirming that the open access charge will be covered by the agreement.

    Licence: CC BY (default).

    Other information: Publisher webpage for the agreement.