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The University of Florence has joined the transformative contracts signed in Italy by Care-Crui with the publishers ACS, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Emerald, Springer, and Wiley, with the formula “Read and Publish”, in addition to an international project, SCOAP3, which is also aimed at allowing open access (OA) publications without money contributions from the authors.

According to this new economic model, the expenditure incurred by academic institutions for the consultation of scientific journals is also extended to cover open access publishing (read & publish) by authors affiliated with such institutions, therefore they are no longer required to pay the so-called APCs (Article processing charge).

The OA option only applies to hybrid journals, that is to journals that publish with closed access but provide for the payment of APC to provide free access to individual published articles, not to Gold Open Access journals, that is to say to journals that already provide free access to all articles and published content.
The exception is the Cambridge University Press contract, so the OA option applies to both fully open access (Gold OA) and hybrid journals.

To be able to use the OA option, the corresponding author or any of the contributing authors must belong to one of the following categories:

  • Tenured teaching and research staff
  • Fixed-term researchers
  • Technical administrative staff
  • PhD students 
  • Specialization schools students 
  • Research grant holders 

The characteristics of the national transformative contracts signed in Italy by Care-Crui to which the University of Florence participates are summarized below according to each publisher.

 

ACS - American Chemical Society

Duration of the contract: four years (2020-2023)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. The number of tokens (articles) OA set out in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the participating institutions and is not unlimited, although it will increase during the four years until the total estimated requirements per contract year are covered.

Accessible content: the ACS contract provides access to the entire collection of electronic journals of the publisher (All Pubs package)

Where publish: All authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish with open access in all the hybrid journals of the publisher, with the exception of the full open-access journal ACS Omega, according to the modalities and the details that can be consulted on the publisher's website

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), indicating also, if possible, their own ORCID. After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access mode (OA option).

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articlesno restrictions 

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Duration of the contract: three-year (2020-2022)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. It is possible to publish an unlimited number of articles in OA.

Accessible content: The CUP contract provides access to the titles of electronic periodicals included in the Cambridge Core Collection

Where publish: All the authors affiliated to the University of Florence have the possibility to publish with open access in the journals, both hybrid and Gold Open Access, which are part of the Full Journal Package, according to the modalities and the details that can be consulted on the publisher's website

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), indicating also, if possible, their own ORCID. After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access mode (OA option).

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articlesNo restrictions, Book Reviews only are excluded

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

De Gruyter

Duration of the contract: three-year (2020-2022)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. The number of  OA tokens (articles) set in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the member institutions and it is not unlimited

Accessible content: the contract provides access to the titles of electronic journals included in DeGruyter Online content – complete eJournal Package

Where publish: All the authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish with open access in the hybrid journals, which are part of the complete eJournal Package, according to the modalities and the details that can be consulted on the publisher's website

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), indicating also, if possible, their own ORCID. After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access mode (OA option).

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articlesno restrictions

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Emerald

Duration of the contract: five-year (2020-2024)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. The number of OA tokens (articles)  set out in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the participating institutions and is not unlimited.

Accessible content: The contract provides access to the titles of electronic journals included in the Subscribed collections (Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournal Collection, Business, Management and Strategy eJournal Collection, Engineering eJournal Collection, HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournal Collection, Marketing eJournal Collection, Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournal Collection, Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournal Collection)

Where publish: All authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish, with open access, in the hybrid journals subscribed and in the gold OA journals, through the Emerald Open Research platform

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), indicating also, if possible, their own ORCID. The article submission process is managed by the publisher with guidelines specific for each journal.

After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access (OA option) mode.

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articlesno restrictions

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Duration of the contract: three years (2022-2024)
What the contract provides: online access to bibliographic resources contained in IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) and the possibility of open access publications by Unifi-affiliated authors, with no additional financial contribution. The number of vouchers for OA articles is unlimited. The contract, active from 01/08/2022, covers all articles published from this date in all hybrid and Gold journals published by IEEE.
At the request of the corresponding author, it will be possible to catch up with the retroactive conversion to OA of articles published in hybrid journals in the 90 days prior to the contract, i.e., during the period 01/05/2022-31/07/2022.
Eligible articles will be those written by Unifi-affiliated authors and accepted by the editors for publication in IEEE journals with an acceptance date within the contract period. In the case of articles published by multiple authors, it is essential that the corresponding author who submitted the article is an author affiliated with Unifi.
Accessible content: the contract provides access via the IEEE Xplore platform to Unifi's subscribed resources included in the IEL database (periodicals, conference proceedings, standards).
Where you can publish: all authors affiliated with the University of Florence are allowed to publish in open access in all hybrid and Gold journals subscribed by Unifi.
Open Access Management: Authors of articles published in Open Access retain their copyrights and grant the Publisher the right to publish such articles exclusively under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license.
As part of the publication workflow managed by the Publisher, if the corresponding author has identified their affiliation with Unifi, they will be presented with a choice of publication options. The Publisher will publish eligible articles under the open access license or under the standard publication license (i.e., by subscription, based on the corresponding author's choice).
IEEE agrees to make it clear to authors that accepted articles are intended for open access publication as part of the Crui-IEEE 2022-2024 contract and that no fee is required for open access publication of their articles.
Eligible authors will be identified by one of the following parameters: institution name ; email domain (@unifi.it).
Instructions to authors on the submission procedure
If the Institution does not recognize the eligible author under the terms of the Crui-IEEE contract, the corresponding author will be offered the option of paying the APC outside the contract or publishing under the standard license, i.e., by subscription.
Upon publication, the Editor will provide the eligible author via e-mail with a link to the record version of their article with a mechanism to access the PDF copy and DOI of the article and encourage the author to share the article, such as through social media, blogs, and institutional repositories.
Types of articles eligible: Regular Paper, Review Paper, Brief, Invited, Survey
Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Lippincott

Duration of the contract : three years (2021-2023)

Contract terms and conditions : the costs paid by the university for consulting the periodicals also cover those for open access publications by the authors affiliated with Unifi . The number of OA tokens (items) fixed in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the participating institutions and is not unlimited .

Eligible articles will be those accepted by the editorial team for publication in Lippincott 's hybrid journals with an acceptance date within the term of the contract.

However, a procedure will be implemented for the retrospective conversion into open access of articles published not in OA starting from January 1, 2021, based on the capacity of the APC Fund.

Accessible content: access via the Ovid platform to the 76 titles subscribed  by Unifi .

Where publish: all authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish in open access in the 179 hybrid journals  subscribed by the Institutions adhering to the Crui-Lippincott contract .

Open access management: for the submission of the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author correctly selects the Unifi affiliation and uses the institutional email (@ unifi.it), also indicating, if possible, the ORCID. After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows the accepted article to be published in open access at no additional cost to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access (OA option). Instructions for authors .

The initial choice of OA is not related only to the journals on which it is possible to publish for free, Lippincott 's offer applies to all journals as the platform is unique for all international agreements that the publisher manages, and is therefore the same platform for all magazines. The selection of the journals eligible for the Crui-Lippincott contract takes place only in the final step linked to the payment, which is obviously not due for the authors affiliated to Unifi .

Lastly, we point out that the message authors receive informing them that they may be eligible for funding is not an automatic guarantee that their article will be funded for OA. Confirmation will take place only when affiliation is confirmed by the University Library System and only after this confirmation the process of publishing the article in OA will be started, at no additional cost.

Types of articles : Original Paper, Review Paper

Who bears the costs? University Library System

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Duration of the contract: three years (2022-2024)
What the contract stipulates: the costs incurred by the SBA for periodicals cover also the costs for open access publications by Unifi-affiliated authors.
The number of vouchers for OA articles set in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution among member institutions, and free OA publication will be possible until the OA Fund available under the contract is exhausted.
Eligible articles will be those written by Unifi-affiliated authors and accepted by the editorial board for publication in RSC hybrid journals with an acceptance date within the contract period. In the case of articles published by multiple authors, it is essential that the corresponding author who submitted the article is an author affiliated with Unifi.
Accessible content: the contract provides access via the Rsc platform to the 14 titles subscribed to by Unifi.
Where you can publish: all authors affiliated with the University of Florence are allowed to publish in open access in the 14 hybrid journals subscribed by Unifi.
Open Access Management: Authors of articles published in Open Access retain their copyrights and grant the Publisher the right to publish such articles exclusively under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license.
As part of the publication workflow managed by the Publisher, a choice of publication options will be presented: it is necessary for the corresponding author to correctly select Unifi affiliation and use the institutional email (@unifi.it). Instructions to authors.
The Publisher will publish eligible articles by Unifi-affiliated authors under the open access license or under the standard publication license (i.e., subscription, based on the corresponding author's choice). The Publisher agrees to make it clear to authors that accepted articles are intended for open access publication as part of the Crui-RSC 2022-2024 contract and that no fee is required to be paid for open access publication of their articles.
The article record in the RSC platform will include all the necessary metadata including name and email address of the corresponding author, full name of the corresponding author's affiliation and other affiliations if there are more than one, date of acceptance, journal title, e-issn of the journal, title of the article, type of article.
If the Institution does not recognize the eligible author under the terms of the Crui-RSC contract, the corresponding author will be offered the option of paying the APC outside the contract or publishing under the standard license, i.e., by subscription.
At the time of publication, the Publisher will provide the eligible author via e-mail with a link to the version of record of their article with a mechanism to access the PDF copy and DOI of the article and encourage the eligible author to share the article, such as through social media, blogs, and institutional repositories. During the contract period, periodicals that switch from the hybrid model to the gold model will not leave the contract, but will continue to remain under the contract.
Eligible Articles: Analysis, Application, Chemistry Frontiers, Communication, Concise Article, Critical Review, Edge Article, Emerging Area, Feature Article, Focus, Forum, Frontier, Highlight, Letter, Method, Mini-review, New Product Update, Opinion, Paper, Perspective, Research Article, Review Article, Synopsis, Technical Innovation, Technical Note, Tutorial Account, Tutorial Review, Viewpoint
Who bears the costs? University Library System

SCOAP3

Duration of the SCOAP3 project: Three-year (2020-2022)

What does the project entail?: It is an initiative launched by CERN in 2014 and has now reached the third phase (2020-2022) which is an international scientific collaboration between public research bodies and universities, aimed at supporting the costs of publishing in Gold Open Access journals of Particle Physics material.

This collaboration was formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the University of Florence, subsequently ratified by agreements between CRUI and INFN, which represents the reference institution for Italy.

The costs for the financing of the project are borne by the Universities, among which the University of Florence and research entities that subscribed to the journals included in the initial phase of the project and in the subsequent phases. 

Accessible content: Access to the full OA journals included in the project

Where publish: All authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish with open access, at no additional cost, in the following journals:

Chinese Physics C- IOP

The European Physical Journal C – Springer Nature

The Journal of High Energy Physics – Springer Nature

Nuclear Physics B - Elsevier

Physics Letters B - Elsevier

Physical Review C - APS Physics

Physical Review D - APS Physics

Physical Review Letters – APS Physics

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal, the corresponding author must correctly indicate the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), including also, if possible, their own ORCID. Specific indications are contained on the websites of the various journals (for example Physical Review C)

Types of articlesno restrictions 

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Springer

Duration of the contract: five-year (2020-2024)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. The number of OA tokens (articles)  set out in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the participating institutions and is not unlimited.

Accessible content: The contract provides access to the 2,344 titles of electronic journals included in the Springer Compact and Single Title Journal Subscriptions (including the Springer, Addis, Palgrave titles), available on the platform SpringerLink

Where publish: All authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish in open access in the 2,037 hybrid journals subscribed in accordance with the procedures available on the publisher’s website

Open access management: for the presentation of the article to the chosen journal  the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and uses their institutional email address (@unifi.it), following the instructions defined by the publisher for the corresponding authors

After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access mode (OA option).

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articles: original papers and review papers. Excludes brief communications

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Wiley

Duration of the contract: (01/07/2020-31/12/2023)

Contract terms and conditions: the costs incurred by the University for the consultation of periodicals also cover those for open access publications by affiliated authors. The number of OA tokens (articles)  set out in the contract does not provide for a pre-established distribution between the participating institutions and is not unlimited.

Accessible content: The contract provides for access to the titles of electronic journals included in the Wiley Online Library Database Collection

Where publish: All the authors affiliated with the University of Florence have the possibility to publish with open access in the hybrid journals subscribed according to the modalities that can be consulted on the publisher's website; Gold Open Access journals are excluded from the contract

Open access management: to submit the article to the chosen journal the corresponding author must correctly select the affiliation to Unifi and use their institutional email address (@unifi.it), indicating also, if possible, their own ORCID.

After the peer review phase, the corresponding author is informed of the existence of an agreement with the University that allows publishing the article accepted in open access mode without additional costs to the authors and is invited to choose whether to publish in closed or open access mode (OA option).

Once this choice has been communicated to the publisher, the publisher ‘holds the article pending’ until it receives confirmation of the affiliation of the corresponding author by the University Library System; once the confirmation has been received, the process of publication of the article in OA mode is initiated, without additional costs.

Types of articles: Original research articles and review articles

Who bears the costs? The University Library System

Last update

18.08.2022

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