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What are Transitional Agreements?

Transitional Agreements:

 

UEL Library, Archives and Learning Services has Transitional Agreements (also referred to as Read & Publish deals) with Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and ACM. UEL researchers can publish their review and primary research articles open access with no charge to authors in journals that are part of our "read & publish" deals with these publishers.

To be eligible to take advantage of the deals you need to be the corresponding author for the output.

 

You can check which journals are included in our publisher agreements via this link:

https://agreements.sherpa.ac.uk

 

(Enter 'University of East London', and then search using the journal name or ISSN, or alternatively click 'Search' without adding the journal information and it will return a list of all eligible journals.)

 

Further details of each of our agreements are available below.

UEL Transitional Agreements

JISC’s Read and Publish agreement with Elsevier: 

UEL corresponding authors can publish Open Access in Elsevier's eligible hybrid (subscription) journals without fee. The deal is in place for articles accepted from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2024. In addition, UEL corresponding authors publishing in Elsevier's fully gold open access journals can receive a 15% discount on an APC.

 

Journals covered by the agreement:

Participating hybrid journals, including Cell Press and the Lancet. To see which titles are covered - please use Elsevier's journal checking tool: Elsevier’s checking tool

Journals not covered by the agreement:

APCs for articles in Elsevier’s Gold Open Access journals are not included in this deal. If publishing in a Gold Open Access journal a 15% discount is available on the APC.

 

What you need to do:

  • ensure you’re the corresponding author
  • follow the instructions on Elsevier’s page

  • confirm that you're affiliated with UEL

  • be sure to use your UEL email address (not your private email address) to be identified as eligible under the agreement.

  • use a CC BY licence

Wiley’s JISC agreement:

UEL corresponding authors can publish peer-review research articles Open Access in Wiley's eligible journals without fee.

 

Journals covered by the agreement:

If you're a UEL corresponding author and your article is accepted by one of the journals below, it will be Open Access; you won't need to get separate funding:

 

What you need to do:

  • ensure you’re the corresponding author

 

The deal covers research and review articles.

More details about this agreement from Wiley's open access agreement website:

https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/jisc-agreement.html

Taylor & Francis' Read and Publish Deal with JISC:

Allows access to subscription articles while giving the corresponding authors at UEL the opportunity to publish open access in their Open Select (hybrid) journals without fee.

For UEL corresponding authors, articles must be accepted after the 1st January 2023 to be eligible for the open access publishing deal.

 

Journals covered by the agreement:

If you're a UEL corresponding author and your article is accepted by one of the journals below, it will be Open Access; you won't need to get separate funding:

 

What to do:

  • ensure you’re the corresponding author
  • select the T&F Open Select journal you would like to publish in,
  • read the journal's 'Instructions for Authors', which will give you a guide on how to submit your article,
  • submit on T&F's homepage
  • confirm you're affiliated with UEL, and that your institution will provide funding for open access publishing
  • and be sure to use your UEL email address (not your private email address) to be identified as eligible under the agreement.

 

For more information, please be sure to head to:

ACM Open Journals agreement with JISC:

UEL corresponding authors can publish peer-review research articles Open Access in ACM eligible journals without fee. The deal is in place for articles accepted from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2025.

Journals covered by the agreement:

To see which titles are covered - please use Jisc's journal checking tool

 

What you need to do:

From the submission stage onwards

  • ensure you’re the corresponding author
  • be sure to use your UEL email address (not your private email address) to be identified as eligible under the agreement.
  • confirm that you're affiliated with UEL
  • use a CC BY licence