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Open Access and Depositing your Research: Open Access Funding through transformative deals

Transformative deals


Eligibility is limited to the corresponding author who is linked to the grant holding or funding institution.

Please use your institutional email address in the submission process. To qualify research must be funded by: a UK Research Council (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, STFC, NERC), British Heart Foundation, Blood Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Parkinsons UK, Versus Arthritis or the Wellcome Trust. Type of article: original research articles.

Coverage: Original articles reporting primary research (not reviews, commentaries or rapid communications) in 28 subscription journals

Creative Commons Licence: CC-BY

Journal titles

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Archives of Disease in Childhood

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education & Practice edition

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal edition

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

BMJ Quality and Safety

British Journal of Ophthalmology

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Emergency Medicine Journal

Evidence-Based Mental Health

Evidence-Based Nursing

Frontline Gastroenterology



Injury Prevention

Journal of Clinical Pathology

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Journal of Medical Ethics

Journal of Medical Genetics

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Medical Humanities

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Postgraduate Medical Journal

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Medical Humanities

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Postgraduate Medical Journal

Practical Neurology

Sexually Transmitted Infections


Tobacco Control

See the BMJ's landing page for authors, or the publisher webpage for more details


If you have any further queries, please email


BU authors can now publish open access in 900+ SAGE subscription journals at no extra cost.

The UK Jisc Agreement, open to all UK institutions who are members of the consortium, will run between 2020 and 2022.

Corresponding authors publishing an article in 900+ subscription journals in the current SAGE Premier package, as well as in the IMechE Journal Collection and the Royal Society of Medicine Collection can now publish open access, free of charge. Eligible journals are those which offer hybrid open access publishing (SAGE Choice).

Please check with Open Access if you are unsure whether your journal is included.

Authors in subscription journals do not need to take any action to benefit from this offer – SAGE will contact all eligible authors to inform them of the Open Access agreement with Jisc and to invite them to the SAGE Open Access Portal to take up the offer as soon as their accepted article has been received into SAGE’s Production department.

Gold open access journals: Corresponding authors publishing an article in a Sage gold open access journal are entitled to a 20% discount on the prevailing article processing charge (APC). This is available on 150+ pure Gold journals a list of which are available here.

Where an author is eligible for more than one discount, discounts cannot be combined but the highest discount available to the author will be automatically applied to the APC due.

Further information on the agreement and gold open access journals can be found here.

If you have any further queries, please email


BU’s Springer Compact agreement allows all BU corresponding authors to publish Gold open access in Springer subscription ('hybrid') journals that offer CC BY. Check Springer's hybrid journal list to see whether your journal is included, but note that Nature, BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals are not included,  

The following article types are covered: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication and Continuing Education. 

We do encourage all  BU authors to take advantage of this agreement. 

After acceptance, Springer will send you a link to their MyPublication form, where you should give your BU e-mail address and affiliation and agree to the open access terms (including CC BY). 

If you have any further queries, please email


BU has signed up to a read and publish deal with the Taylor & Francis Group.

Corresponding authors affiliated with participating institutions in the UK are now eligible to publish open access (OA) in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no cost to themselves.

This transitional agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the JISC consortium combines continued access to subscription articles with the opportunity to publish OA in around 2,300 Open Select titles.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication after the 1st January 2021
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with a participating institution

Please read the blog post here before applying.

If you have any further queries, please email


BU authors can now publish Open Access in more than 2,000 Wiley journals at no extra cost.

Jisc and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, have struck a four-year “read and publish” agreement that offers researchers at UK universities open access (OA) publishing in all Wiley journals at no cost to them.

As part of the new agreement, the proportion of OA articles published by UK researchers will increase from 27% to an estimated 85% in year one, with the potential to reach 100% by 2022. The agreement will also enable institutions and their users to access all of Wiley’s journals.

This ground-breaking agreement will enable institutions to control the costs of access and OA publishing. It will also support a simplified process for authors and their institutions, enabling compliance with funder mandates and Plan S.

The agreement began in March 2020, and all participating Jisc member institutions and affiliated researchers are eligible.

If you have any further queries, please email