Publish open access
The library has signed several open access publishing agreements where the publishing fee is either reduced or fully prepaid for KI researchers who publish open access.
Search for journals where you can publish open access without fees
In this search box you can search for a specific journal title to see if it is included in an open access agreement with prepaid publishing fees. If a journal is included you will find a link to more information about the agreement and author instructions.
• Agreements only apply when you are the corresponding author.
• You need to be affiliated to KI.
• You should use your @ki.se email address when you submit your article.
Publishers with pre-paid publishing fees
- Cambridge University Press
- Elsevier (
- Mark Allen
- Oxford University Press
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- SAGE (the agreement take effect 1 January 2020)
- Springer Compact
- Springer Nature
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley (the agreement take effect 1 January 2020)
Publishers and journals offering discounts
The library also has agreements that give researchers at Karolinska Institutet discounts on the publishing fees they pay themselves.
- 10 % discount on the article-processing fee when publishing with Frontiers. The agreement includes all journals from the publisher. When you as corresponding author submit an article to any of the Frontiers journals, please select Karolinska Institutet in the ‘International Agreements’ section. It is mandatory to use your @ki.se email address when identifying yourself, and please ensure that you provide your KI invoicing reference code (ZZ-code) in the ‘Your Reference’ field in order to get the applicable 10 % discount on the publication fee.
- At IOS-Press you will pay €1,200 instead of €1,850. You will have to inform the publisher that you are a KI researcher to get the discount.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Self-archiving of a manuscript
Another way of publishing open access is to put the article manuscript on the internet at the same time as it is being published in a traditional, subscription-based journal, so-called self-archiving. Most research funders who stipulate open access will approve that as open publication and it is generally the last version of the manuscript that must be used, i.e. the version that has gone through the peer review process.
Making an article manuscript public in this way means the research findings are spread to a wider circle of readers and it can also be a way of attracting people to read the proper, published article.
So what can you do with your manuscript? It depends on who has published the article. Some publishers stipulate that a manuscript cannot be made public until after a certain period of time, usually after six or twelve months, while others allow it to be made public straight away. The search service Sherpa/RoMEO can be used to find out specific publishers' policies as regards the self-archiving of a manuscript. You can search for a specific journal and see what terms apply.
*A hybrid journal is a journal that is basically subscription-based, but where individual articles may be made open access, usually by paying a publishing fee (article processing charge or APC).
**All content in fully open access journals is freely available and accessible for anyone, no subscriptions needed.