As demand for Open Access journal content increases worldwide, publishers have begun creating a new type of contract with institutional subscribers known as "Read and Publish Agreements" or "Transformative (Open Access) Agreements."
Rowan University Libraries have recently signed agreements with most of the top academic publishers to allow Rowan-affiliated corresponding authors, including students, faculty, and staff, to publish their research with an Open Access license without the need to pay an article processing charge.
Each agreement has a specific list of journals it covers, some agreements have an annual cap on the number of publications it covers, and some agreements have specific steps authors must complete to qualify. Additionally, some agreements only cover certain peer-reviewed study/designs while excluding others such as letters to editors or correspondences.
Please consult this guide for further details about each agreement and send your specific or unanswered questions about these agreements to Rowan University Libraries.
Navigate between each guide using the menu on the left-hand side of this page. Also, consult the icon legend featuring important details about each agreement.
Academic disciplines covered: Medicine and health sciences, Nursing, Medical ethics, Medical humanities, Research protocols, Psychology, Case Reports, Global Health, Nutrition, Sports and Exercise Science
Academic Disciplines Covered: Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Dance Theatre, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Media Mass Communications, Geography, History, Language and Linguistics, Law, Life Sciences, Literature, Management
Academic disciplines covered: Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Science
Disciplines covered: Engineering (multiple fields), Computer Science, Information Technology,
(APCs capped at 5 total per year)
Academic disciplines covered: Physics (multiple fields), Engineering (multiple fields) Materials Science, Nano Science and Technology, Electrical and Industrial Engineering, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Ecology, Food Systems, Mathematics, Pulmonary Medicine, Biology,
Rowan University Libraries is a participating library in the MIT Press Direct to Open initiative, which supports the publishing of scholarly books.
For more information about proposing a book project to the press, please see our information for prospective authors.
Academic disciplines covered: Biology, Climate and Sustainability, Computer Science, Digital Health, Genetics, Public health, Medicine, Mental Health, protocols and preprints, Environmental sciences
Academic disciplines covered: Physics (multiple disciplines),
Rowan University is a member of SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) through the library consortium Lyrasis.
"SCOAP3 is a one-of-its-kind partnership of over three thousand libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries, regions or territories and three intergovernmental organisations. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access and continues to support OA publishing in these journals at no cost for authors. In addition, existing Open Access journals and even books and monographs are centrally supported, removing existing financial barrier for authors and allowing a free and easy scientific discourse in High-Energy Physics. Each country, region or territory contributes in a way commensurate to its scientific output in the field.
SCOAP3 journals are open for any scientist to publish in without any financial barriers. Copyright stays with authors, and a permissive CC-BY license allows text- and data-mining. SCOAP3 addresses Open Access mandates at no burden for authors. All articles appear in the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution, as well as being Open Access on publishers’ websites. Metadata are freely available and an API (SCOAP3 partner exclusive) allows easy ingestion of all articles in national or institutional repositories." (from https://scoap3.org/what-is-scoap3/, 10/12/22)