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.

  • Articles accepted in eligible Wiley journals from Feb 1, 2022 through the end of the year are included in this agreement.
  • 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.
  • All of Wiley's 1400+ hybrid open access journals are included in the agreement. (A hybrid open access journal is one where you can publish either open access (usually for a fee) or via subscription.) 
  • Wiley's gold open access journals are not included. (A gold open access journal is one in which all articles in the entire journal are open access.)
  • 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.

MLML Affiliates can publish open access articles in any of the American Chemical Society (ACS) journals through a shared-funding model. 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 MLML affiliate and should choose MLML 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

MLML is participating in this agreement as part of the CalState system. We are 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 to publish open access for SJSU affiliates. Read more about them and other SJSU activities in support of open access publishing.