Open access publishing agreements

As traditional academic publishers transition to open access(OA) publishing, a growing number are approaching libraries to help pay for their initial OA publishing costs, typically by changing annual subscription payments to a “transitional OA” payment model. The transitional model varies from publisher to publisher. Funding is provided by the Libraries’ annual collection budget. One direct advantage to some of these agreements is that K-State authors publishing in the covered journals could have article publishing charges (APCs) waived in part or fully.

We encourage you to submit to these journals and explore the benefits of our agreements. Some benefits change annually (dates and other journal policies may dictate when or whether the incentive is available) or are capped at a certain number of beneficiaries. Make sure to indicate your K-State affiliation when you submit. Contact and copy if you have questions.

K-State Libraries is currently engaged in agreements with the following publishers.