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Publisher open access agreements

The Library on behalf of the University has signed up to a number of open access membership schemes with publishers. These institutional memberships give staff members at the University of Edinburgh a range of benefits and discounts on open access article processing charges.

 Read & Publish deals

All corresponding authors from the University of Edinburgh can publish open access with the following publishers for no extra cost. 


UPDATE: from 1 July 2021 the Wiley Read and Publish agreement will be limited to UKRI, Wellcome Trust and former COAF funded research articles only. This is due to a cap imposed by the publisher.

Corresponding authors affiliated the University of Edinburgh may publish primary research and review articles in any of Wiley’s fully gold Open Access or Wiley’s hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no further charge to the author. More information including lists of participating journals and instructions can be found online here:

Other agreements

(UKRI, Wellcome, CRUK and BHF funded authors only)

UKRI and Wellcome Trust, CRUK and BHF funded authors are eligible to have their open access costs covered by pre-pay schemes or central billing schemes set up with the following publishers. 

Help & Support

If you have any queries about open access please contact the Scholarly Communications Team who are on hand to help.

Scholarly Communications Team

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  • You can book a one-to one video consultation with an expert from our team. If you want to find out more about open access (journals, funding, policies etc ), Copyright & Intellectual Property, General publishing activities (request an ISBN or DOI), or research metrics (using Web Of Science or Scopus) please contact our team via email to book a session at a time that suits you.