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Open Scholarship Toolkit

Transformative Agreements

Research libraries are increasingly entering into transformative agreements (sometimes called read-and-publish or publish-and-read agreements) with academic publishers allow affiliated authors to publish open access without paying article processing charges (APCs). Under this model, libraries pay publishers for access to a journal’s full content, as well as the right to make their researchers’ work open access, under a single contract and fee. This allows authors to publish OA without paying APCs. If you have any questions about transformative agreements, please contact your liaison librarian or the Scholarly Impact department. 

Here are the transformative agreements that UI has contracted so far:

APC Discounts

UI Libraries has also negotiated discounts on APCs with certain publishers. Here are the discount agreements we have on file:

Diamond Open Access Journals

During 2021, University of Iowa researchers and faculty most often published in the following Diamond Open Access Journals (with no APC):

  1. European Physical Journal C
  2. Journal of High Energy Physics
  3. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
  4. Epilepsy Currents
  5. JACC: Case Reports
  6. Opuscula Mathematica
  7. International Journal of Particle Therapy
  8. Earth System Science Data
  9. Geological Society of America Today
  10. Campbell Systematic Reviews