Open Access Publishing Agreements

Open Access Publishing Agreements

The MLML/MBARI Library participates in consortial agreements with Elsevier and Wiley that waive the fees associated with open access publications. These agreements, often called “read and publish” or “transformational” agreements, help provide access to peer reviewed scholarship for all. 

Interested in learning more about open access? UC Berkeley’s library guide is a good place to start. 

Questions? Please see the details below and reach out to Katie Lage with any questions

Corresponding authors affiliated with MLML and MBARI can publish open access in eligible Wiley journals at no cost.

  • Eligible article types accepted in any Wiley journal through 12/31/23. (2022 agreement included only hybrid journals; 2023 includes hybrid and fully open access journals.) 
  • The agreement covers corresponding authors who are MBARI or MLML affiliates. (Make sure you state that in your author affiliation.)
  • The fee is completely waived per this agreement. It is not simply passed along to the institution.
  • The author’s choice to publish open access (or not), does not affect publishing decisions by Wiley.
  • The agreement with Wiley was negotiated through SCELC, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, in which our library participates.  
  • Wiley Guide to SCELC Open Access Agreement 

Corresponding authors affiliated with MLML (or any campus in the CSU) can publish open access in eligible Elsevier journals at no cost.

ACS Open Access agreement now available through SJSU:
MLML students, researchers, faculty, and staff can publish open access articles in any of the American Chemical Society (ACS) journals through a shared-funding model using San José State University credentials. This agreement works a little bit differently than the others: if authors have grant-funding to cover the open access publishing fees, they are asked to use that. If they do not have funding, the open access publishing fees with ACS are covered under this agreement and the article can be published open access with no cost to the author. The corresponding author must be an SJSU affiliate and should choose San José State University as their institution in the ACS author submission workflow process and this will trigger the option to publish open access. The agreement covers articles accepted between 1/1/22-12/31/25. License options for this process are CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND

This agreement was entered into as part of the CalState system. SJSU is one of over 50 California institutions to enter into this read and publish agreement with the ACS.  Read more about the agreement in this press release from ACS. Please contact librarian Katie Lage with questions before you begin your submission process with ACS.

SJSU's King Library offers a few other opportunities (e.g. Cambridge University Press) to publish open access for SJSU affiliates. agreement with Cambridge University Press. Read more about them and other SJSU activities in support of open access publishing.