Gold road

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The Gold Road (immediate Open Access publication with a processing fee) is open to articles, chapters and books.

As a general rule, always use your third-party funds to cover the Gold OA fee (most funders cover it!).

If you do not have external funding sources and check our Gold OA Fund.

Book chapters

To find a source of funding for your Gold OA book chapter please follow the steps below:

  1. The SNSF covers the costs  of Gold OA publishing for book chapters that result from an SNSF-funded research project.
  2. If your book is not eligible for the SNSF Gold OA funding, check if you are eligible for our UNIL Gold OA Fund

Books

To find a source of funding for your Gold OA book please follow the steps below:

  1. The SNSF covers the costs of Gold OA publishing for monographs, dissertations and habilitations as well as for collective works, whether or not they are the result of SNSF-funded research.
  2. If your book is not eligible for the SNSF Gold OA funding, check if you are eligible for our UNIL Gold OA Fund

Articles

To find a source of funding for your Gold OA publication please follow the steps below:

  1. Check if your article is eligible to be covered by one of our institutional licences. You can check this with our Journal Finder, with Papago, or by looking at our licence details below.
  2. If your article is not eligible, ask your external funder to cover the costs. Most funders cover the costs associated with the Gold OA.
  3. If you do not have an external funding source, check if you are eligible for our UNIL Gold OA Fund.
  4. If your paper is not eligible, then consider submitting your paper to another journal.

List of institutional licences for Gold OA and their conditions:

Requirements:

  • The corresponding author of the submitted article must be a member of UNIL/CHUV.
  • The details of the affiliation in the article must clearly indicate the affiliation of the author with UNIL/CHUV. Please follow the indications in Directive 4.3 regarding author affiliation.
  • Ideally, the author will use his/her ORCID.
  • Whenever possible, use your @unil or @chuv e-mail address to make the submission.

 

Annual reviews

Pilot project aimed at flipping subscription journals to fully Open Access journals. In 2020, 5 journals at Annual Reviews will be completely opened with no APCs to be paid by authors:

  • Annual Review of Public Health
  • Annual Review of Cancer Biology
  • Annual Review of Environment and Resources
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
  • Annual Review of Political Science
  • Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
  • Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
  • Annual Review of Virology

For more info, check their infographic

Cambridge University Press - CUP

UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish free of charge an unlimited number of articles in Gold and Hybrid CUP journals (complete list here). Please check the list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1, 2021 and will be retroactive.

Eligible article types:

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Rapid Communication
  • Brief Reports
  • Case Reports

For more information, visit the CUP website.

Cogitatio

Publication fees in Cogitatio journals fully covered for UNIL corresponding authors.

Elsevier

UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish free of charge in Gold and Hybrid Elsevier journals (full list here). Cell Press journals, «The Lancet» and selected society journals are not included in the agreement. Therefore, please consult the Excel list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This deal is valid for articles submitted after January 1, 2020.

Please note: During the first three years (2020, 2021 and 2022), the number of items supported is subject to a national quota (2850, 3000 and 3150 respectively). If the number of articles exceeds these quotas in any of these years, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

Eligible article types

  • CRP — Case Report
  • DAT — Data
  • FLA — Full-length article 
  • MIC — Microarticle
  • OSP — Original software publication
  • PGL — Practice Guidelines
  • PRO — Protocol
  • REV (journals) — Review article
  • RPL — Replication Studies
  • SCO — Short communication
  • SSU — Short survey
  • VID — Video Article

After your article is accepted, corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to the Elsevier Rights and Access Portal. Please enter University of Lausanne as the "Corresponding Author's Organization":

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Then select the "Gold Open Access" option. It is not the default option.

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This is the first transformative Read & Publish Big Deal agreement negotiated nationally by swissuniversities.

 

Karger

Read access to all Karger journals and open access publication of articles with the UNIL correspondence author in all Karger journals (Gold and Hybrid - full list hereat no extra cost to authorsInformation about submitting articles to Karger.

Taylor & Francis

UNIL/CHUV corresponding authors can publish free of charge in Gold and Hybrid Taylor and Francis journals (full list here). Please check the list before choosing a journal to publish in Open Access. This agreement is valid for articles accepted after January 1, 2021.

Please note: During the first three years (2021, 2022 and 2023), the number of articles accepted is subject to a national quota (255, 357 and 449 respectively). Should the number of papers exceed these quotas in any of these years, the publication invoice will be sent directly to the author.

ATTENTION: THE ANNUAL 2021 QUOTA HAS BEEN REACHED. It is not longer possible to cover the hybrid Open Access costs through this license until January 2022. For Gold journals, articles may be eligible to our pilot Gold Open Access Fund

Eligible article types:

  • Article
  • Review
  • Research Article
  • Review Article
  • Report
  • Short Communication
  • Case Report
  • Note
  • Original Article
  • Guest Editorial

Discount on APCs

BMC/Springer Open

15% discount on APCs with Springer Open and Biomed Central for UNIL authors. 

MDPI

20% discount on MDPI fees for UNIL/CHUV researchers.

SAGE

UNIL/CHUV authors are entitled to a 20% discount on Gold SAGE APCs.