Read and Publish

Swissuniversities, the umbrella organisation of which the University of Bern is a member, has been negotiating with scientific publishers with a view to signing Read and Publish agreements. Agreements of this kind secure continued right of readership for the entire offering of these publishers, while also ensuring that researchers at the participating universities will be able in future to publish their work on an Open Access (OA) basis without incurring any additional costs.

 

The read & publish agreement with AIP Publishing relates to most of the publishing house's hybrid journals (hybrid journals are closed access journals, which allow publication of open access articles).

Members of the University of Bern, the Bern University of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule - PH) and the Hospitals Insel and Tiefenau from the Insel Group can publish on an open access basis in the journals from AIP Publishing listed here without incurring any costs.

List of journals:

 

The ‘publish’ part of the read & publish agreement covers 28 hybrid open access journals from the scitation platform that is hosted by AIP Publishing. These are journals mainly from AIP and from AIP Member Societies (as AAPT American Association of Physics Teachers or AVS American Vacuum Society) but also from publishing partners such as LIA Laser Institute of America or the CPS Chinese Physical Society.

The publish agreement does not cover any fully (gold) open access journals.

Everybody who at the time of submission is affiliated with the University of Bern, the PH Bern, the Spital Tiefenau or the Inselspital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors. This also includes visiting researchers but not alumni or retired staff (unless they still have an employment contract, of course).

When submitting your application, please make sure to choose the right affiliation as this is decisive for your acceptance as an eligible author. Please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital, Spital Tiefenau or PH Bern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

Check whether the title is included in the following list.

List of journals :

 

The read & publish agreement only covers hybrid journals.

Financing is not covered by this license if you want to publish in a pure (=gold) open access journal. You can find information on alternative financing options on our open access website.

As long as your chosen journal is part of AIP Publishing’s title list, you may submit your article on the AIP Publishing website as usual. Make sure to keep the following in mind:

  • When starting the submission, please observe that the agreement only allows submissions with the manuscript type “Article” or “Perspective”.
  • Section “Author information”: Please make sure to choose the right institution (e.g. Universität Bern) as this is decisive for your acceptance as eligible author. Please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital, Spital Tiefenau or PH Bern.
  • Section “Publication Charges and Funding”: Make sure to choose the option “I wish to publish open access as part of an institutional agreement”.

You find further information from AIP Publishing regarding the read & publish agreement on this website. - There you also find their Guide for authors that explains the steps you have to take as part of the read & publish agreement.

You may retroactively choose to convert a closed access article into open access as long as the article qualifies for the agreement and the article cap is not reached yet.

No, some article types are not covered for open access publishing under the read & publish deal:

  • Your manuscript type must be “Article” or “Perspective”; all other manuscript types are not part of this read & publish agreement.

 

The following article types are part of the read & publish Agreement:

  • Brief Communication 
  • Communication 
  • Conference Article 
  • Fast Track or Article-FT 
  • Letter 
  • Note 
  • Perspective 
  • Article 
  • Research Update 
  • Review 
  • Roadmap 
  • Tutorial 

The articles will be published under the CC BY (Creative Commons Attribute License) license.

Yes, if you were affiliated with the University of Bern when the article was submitted, the article is eligible for the read & publish agreement.

In order to be assigned to the University of Bern, please choose the appropriate affiliation when you submit the article, even if you know that you will soon be leaving the University of Bern.

The same applies to the PH Bern, the Inselspital and the Spital Tiefenau.

The date of submission is irrelevant.

Provided that your article is accepted for publication by AIP Publishing after the 1.1.2022, it can be published free of charge.

Yes and no. You will just receive a pro-forma invoice that shows that the open access publication cost has been paid by the University of Bern.

The licence only covers the publication fees.

If you choose to use additional publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover the additional costs yourself.

You will be informed directly should your publication request be rejected.

If you think this is a mistake, please reply with a statement why your article should still be published in open access.

If the decision to publish in open access is corrected after re-examination, your article will be converted retroactively into open access as part of the read & publish agreement.

Yes, if the article cap is not reached yet and if your article meets all requirements of the read & publish agreement, it is possible to convert an article that has been published as closed access into an open access article.

The number of authorized articles per calendar year is limited and applies throughout Switzerland for all participating institutions. Please note that these are allocated by the publisher on a first-come-first-served basis.

This Read and Publish agreement with Elsevier relates to all of the publishing house's journals, including the "golden open access" publications. Members of the University of Bern, the Bern teachers' training college (Pädagogische Hochschule - PH) and the Inselspital (University Hospital) can publish on an Open Access basis in the Elsevier journals listed here without incurring any costs.

The publish agreement does not cover journals from Cell Press Titel (e.g. Lancet) or other society publishing houses.

All members of the University of Bern, PH Bern and Inselspital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the three participating institutions. A position as a private lecturer at the University of Bern is not sufficient.

Check whether the title is included in the following list: 

 

The following journals are not included in the agreement with Elsevier.

Articles are submitted on the Elsevier website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.

Once the article has been accepted, the corresponding author is sent a link to the “rights and access” form. In this form, choose “Publish Open Access” ("Publishing Options") and your publication costs are coverd by the Read and Publish Agreement with UB Bern.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process on the Elsevier website.

No, there are article types that are not entitled to be published under OA.  

According to the draft agreement, only the following article types will be considered for open access publication:

  • Case Report, 
  • Data,  
  • Full-length article,  
  • Microarticle,  
  • Original software publication,  
  • Practice Guidelines, Protocol,
  • Review article (journals),  
  • Replication Studies,  
  • Short communication,
  • Short survey,  
  • Video Article. 

There are two licenses to choose from: CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-ND 4.0

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licences.

A long period of time may elapse between submission and acceptance. What counts is that the article must have been submitted during membership of the University of Bern and during the life of the agreement with Elsevier (2020-2023). If this is the case, the article will appear under Open Access in the context of the UB Bern licence.

In order to be assigned to the University of Bern, please choose the appropriate affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher, even if you no longer work there.

The same applies accordingly to the PH Bern and the Inselspital.

No. Only articles submitted as of 2020 are subject to the new conditions.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

No. The following journals are not included in the agreement with Elsevier: 

You will be informed personally should your publication request be rejected.

If you think this is a mistake, please reply with a statement why your article should still be published under OA.

If the decision to publish under OA is corrected after re-examination, you will receive a request from Elsevier Technical Support to complete the submission form again. This allows the process to continue as normal. 

The Read and Publish agreement with IEEE relates to all of the publishing house's Gold Open Access journals.

Members of the University of Bern and the Bern teacher's training college (Pädagogische Hochschule - PH) can publish on an Open Access basis in the IEEE journals listed here without any costs (excluding any additional fees).

Thias applies to articles accepted by IEEE from Januar 1, 2022 on.

 

All members of the University of Bern and PH Bern: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern or PH Bern.
The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the two participating institutions.
A position as a private lecturer is not sufficient.

The Read and Publish agreement only covers Gold Open Access journals.
Check whether the journal is included in the linked titlelist.

Articles are submitted on the IEEE website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern or PH Bern.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process on the IEEE website.

 

Attention:
At step 1 of the submission process you have to confirm that you will pay for the publication costs if the article is accepted.
The costs will be covered by the University of Bern if you are a member of the University of Bern at the time of the articles acceptance date.
If you are unsure whether the University of Bern will cover the costs, please contact our support address in advance.

 

There are two licenses to choose from:

  • CC BY (Creative Commons Attribute License)
  • CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribute-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License)

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licenses.

You must be employed as a corresponding author at the University of Bern at the time of the acceptance date.

In order to be assigned to the University of Bern, please select the corresponding affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher.

If the article was accepted before or after your employment at the University of Bern, the University of Bern cannot cover the publication costs.

The same applies accordingly to the PH Bern.

The date of submission is irrelevant.

Provided that your article is accepted by IEEE from January 1, 2022 on, the University of Bern will cover the publications costs.

The license only covers the publication fees.

If you choose to use additional publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover any additional costs yourself.

The journal "IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society" charges additional costs for more extensive articles.
You have to cover these "Overlength Page Charges" (OPC) yourself.

If a publication request is rejected, you will be informed personally with the request to cover the outstanding publication costs yourself.

If you do not agree with the decision, please contact our support address with a statement why the University of Bern should nevertheless cover the publications costs for your article.

The number of authorized artivles per calender year is limited and applies throughout Switzerland for all participating institutions.
Please note that these are allocated by the publisher on a first-come-first-served basis.

This read & publish agreement with IOP Publishing covers more than 100 journals on the publishing platform IOPscience, including titles from IOP and its publishing partners.

The “publish” part of the agreement relates to the 74 journals included in the package that allow the publication of open access titles (hybrid and fully open access journals)

Members of the University of Bern and the Bern University of Teacher Education (PH Bern) can publish on an Open Access basis in the IOP Publishing journals listed here without incurring any costs:

List of journals

The read & publish agreement does not cover journals from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) or the American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The article must be submitted by the corresponding author who must be affiliated with the University of Bern or PH Bern. This includes students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), staff members and researchers (permanent, temporary or visiting)

When submitting your application, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern or the PH Bern.

According to the agreement, the corresponding author can only be replaced with written approval by IOP Publishing.

Check whether the title is included in the following list: Title list.

The agreement covers all hybrid and fully open access journals from IOP and its publishing partners except the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Make sure that the journal is part of the agreement with IOP Publishing (Title list)

Articles can be submitted on the IOP Publishing website as usual:

  • Choose the appropriate article type (article types included in the agreement are: paper, special issue paper, review, letter. The exact name of the types may vary between the journals).
  • Make sure that your affiliation is clearly stated on the article itself and on the submission form; this information is key for the system to recognize you as being eligible for the agreement with IOP Publishing.
  • Use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.
  • PLEASE NOTE: When you are asked for your open access choice, please select “NO” at this stage. This selection only regards open access publications that are financed beyond this agreement (if your publication costs area covered by another funder, you would have to select “YES” here)
  • IOP Publishing identifies you as eligible for the agreement and sends you an e-mail informing you about this. You only have to answer the e-mail if you don’t want your article to be published in open access.
  • IOP Publishing sends you an open access copyright form to sign.

Once your article is accepted by IOP or its publishing partner, we are asked to confirm that you were affiliated with the University of Bern or the PH Bern at the time of submission and your article will be published in open access at no cost for you.

IOP Publishing provides information about this  read & publish agreement on its website.

If for some reason your article is not recognized by IOP Publishing to be eligible for this agreement, please contact us (esupport@ub.unibe.ch). It is possible to have it converted to open access retroactively.

No, there are article types that are not eligible to be published in open access.

According to the draft agreement, only the following article types will be considered for open access publication:

  • Paper
  • Special Issue Paper
  • Review
  • Letter

The exact name of the types may vary from journal to journal.

The articles will be published with the CC BY 4.0 license.

Yes, decisive is the employment status at the time of submission.

In order to be assigned to the University of Bern or the PH Bern, please indicate the appropriate affiliation in your article and in the form when you submit the article.

Yes, the date of submission is irrelevant.

Provided that your article is passed on by IOP or its publishing partners to the library for release for open access publication after the 1.1.2022, it can be published free of charge.

No. The UB Bern takes care of billing.

The licence only covers the publication fees.

If you choose to use additional publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover the additional costs yourself.

You will be informed directly should your publication request be rejected.

If you think this is a mistake, please reply and explain why your article should still be published in open access.

If the decision to publish in open access is corrected after re-examination, your article will be converted retroactively into open access as part of the read & publish agreement.

Yes, it is possible to change the status of the article into open access retroactively if all requirements of the read & publish agreement are met. IOP Publishing reserves the right to decline the request when too much time has passed since the publication of the article.

This Read & Publish agreement with Karger includes all of the publishing house's journals, including 35 gold open access journals (Except "Kompass" publications).

Members of the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital can publish open access in all Karger journals without incurring any costs.

List of journals:

 

Find suitable journals for your manuscript with Journal Scout BETA.

Please carefully read the "Author Guidelines" of the selected journal title before submitting your manuscript. Experience has shown that a high number of articles get rejected due to non-compliance with the Author Guidelines.

All members of the teaching and research staff employed at the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

This Read & Publish agreement with Karger includes all of the publishing house's journals, including 35 gold open access journals (Except "Kompass" publications).

List of journals :

 

Find suitable journals for your manuscript with Journal Scout BETA.

Please carefully read the "Author Guidelines" of the selected journal title before submitting your manuscript. Experience has shown that a high number of articles get rejected due to non-compliance with the Author Guidelines.

Articles are submitted on the Karger website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process by Karger:

 

List of authorized journals:

  • Authorized article types: research article, case report, review article, systematic review, methodological article.
  • Non-authorized article types: These can be found in the "Author Guidelines" of the respective journal title.

There are two licenses to choose from:

  • CC-BY-NC for hybrid OA-Journals
  • CC-BY for OA-Journals

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licences.

The research for the article must have been carried out entirely or for the most part at the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital.

To ensure that you are attributed to the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital, please use the e-mail address of the Inselspital Bern (University Hospital) or Tiefenau-Spital and select the appropriate affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher, even if you no longer work there at that time.

The submission date does not matter. Provided your article has been accepted for publication after January 1, 2022, it can be published free of charge.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

Yes, the license covers the publication fees. There are no additional publication fees.

  • authorized article types: research article, case report, review article, systematic review, methodologcial article.
  • non-authorized article types: These can be found in the "Author Guidelines" of the respective journal title.

We will inform you directly, if your publication request is rejected.

Please reply promptly and list the reasons why your article should still be published in OA.

If the decision to publish in OA is corrected after another review, you will receive an e-mail from Karger's technical support for further processing. The process will then continue as normal.

Subsequent license changes cause an increase in administrative work. . For questions or problem cases, please contact Karger (service@karger.com).

Subsequent license changes cause an increase in administrative work. . For questions or problem cases, please contact Karger (service@karger.com).

This read & publish agreement with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) relates to all of the publishing house's journals, except their "gold open access" publications.

Members of the University of Bern, the Bern University of Teacher Education (PH Bern), the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Tiefenau-Spital can publish on an open access basis in the LWW-journals listed here without incurring any costs.

List of journals:

 

This applies to articles accepted by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) on or after January 1, 2022.

All members of the University of Bern, the Bern University of Teacher Education (PH Bern), the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Tiefenau-Spital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital, Tiefenau-Spital or PH Bern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the three participating institutions. A position as a private lecturer at the University of Bern is not sufficient.

Check whether the title is included in the following list:

List of journals:

 

The following journals are not included in the agreement with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).

 

Financing is not covered by this license if you want to publish in a pure open access journal / fully (Gold) open access journal. You can find information on alternative financing options on our open access page.

Articles are submitted on the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) website as usual. When submitting your applications, please use your institutional e-mail address (Universität Bern, PH Bern, Inselspitals Bern oder Tiefenau-Spital).

Here is a step-by-step guide to the open access publication process on the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) website.

 

IMPORTANT:

When submitting the article, it is mandatory to select the open access option. If you decline the open access option at this stage, you cannot undo it. Subsequent license changes require a lot of effort. If you have questions or problems, you can contact the Journal Production Editor at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) directly.

Authors who submitted in 2021 can change their Open Access answer (Slide 2) from ‘No’ to ‘Yes’ when they submit a revised article in 2022, prior to acceptance. Authors who submitted a revised article in 2021 which is then accepted in 2022 will need to contact the Journal Editorial Office and request that their response be changed to ‘Yes’ to open access.

If your article is accepted, you will receive an email to continue the workflow on the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) website. To initialize the "Offer Funding Workflows" you have to select the button "Pay charges now". Please then select the institution to which you belong.

Authors who are not funded, or their funder is not named, to choose None/Other – CC BY NC ND.

If you have any questions about read & publish, please contact us (esupport@ub.unibe.ch).

No, there are article types that cannot be published in OA:

  • Editorials
  • Correspondence
  • Abstracts
  • Errata

According to the draft agreement, only the following article types will be considered for open access publication:

  • Research articles (including case reports)
  • Reviews

There are two licenses to choose from: CC-BY oder CC-BY-NC-ND.

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licences.

All or part of the research for the article must have been carried out at the University of Bern.

In addition, you must be employed as corresponding author at the University of Bern at the time of the acceptance date.

In order to be correctly assigned to the Unviersity of Berne, select the corresponding affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher.

If the article was accepted before or after your employment at the University of Bern, the University of Bern cannot cover the publication costs.

The same applies to researchers at the PH Bern and the Inselspital.

The date of submission is irrelevant. Provided that your article is passed on by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) to the library for release for open access publication after 1. January 2022, it can be published free of charge.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The licence only covers the publication fees.

If you choose extra publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover the additional costs yourself.

You will be informed personally should your publication request be rejected.

If you think this is a mistake, please reply with a statement why your article should still be published in OA.

If the decision to publish in OA is corrected after re-examination, you will receive a request from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) to complete the submission form again. This allows the process to continue as normal.

Subsequent license changes require a lot of effort. If you have questions or problems, you can contact the Journal Production Editor at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) directly.

The number of authorized articles per calendar year is limited and applies throughout Switzerland for all participating institutions. Please note that these are allocated by the publisher on a first-come-first-served basis.

As of 2019, RSC has changed the current consortium license to the Read & Publish model. It is recommended to publish in Open Access. 

If the Open Access model is selected in a hybrid journal, the author will be automatically informed that the Berne University Library has already paid for this service. There are no further publication costs for the author.

In Full Open Access journals the author pays the publication costs.

Every year, researchers at Bern University can publish a total of 14 articles in hybrid RSC journals in Open Access free of charge.

Full Open Access journals:

Chemical Science (Gold OA since 2015, no APC)
RSC Advances (APC = 750 GBP)
Nanoscale Advances (no APC until mid 2021)
RSC Chemical Biology (no APC until mid 2022)
Materials Advances (no APC unti mid 2022)
Environmental Science: Atmospheres has recently been launched, first issue will be published in January 2021 (no APC until June 2023)
Royal Society Open Science (Gold Open Access)
Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) (Free to access)

All other titles are hybrid journals. This means that a paid subscription is required to read the articles that are not published in open access.

All journals A-Z

All members of the University of Bern, PH Bern and Inselspital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the three participating institutions. A position as a private lecturer at the University of Bern is not sufficient.

Articles are submitted on the RSC website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.

A personal account on the RSC platform is required.

Link to the RSC registration page.

A long period of time may elapse between submission and acceptance. What counts is that the article must have been submitted during membership of the University of Bern and during the life of the agreement with RSC (2020-2023). If this is the case, the article will appear under Open Access in the context of the UB Bern licence.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The Read and Publish agreement with SpringerNature relates to all of the publishing house's hybrid journals (i.e. all closed access journals which allow publication of Open Access articles).

Members of the University of Bern, the Bern teachers' training college (Pädagogische Hochschule - PH) and the Inselspital (University Hospital) can publish on an Open Access basis in the SpringerNature journals listed here without incurring any costs.

The publish agreement does not cover journals from Nature and Scientific American publishing house.

All members of the University of Bern, PH Bern and Inselspital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the three participating institutions. A position as a private lecturer at the University of Bern is not sufficient.

Check whether the journal is included in the title list.

All SpringerNature publishers are covered by the license, with the exception of journals from Nature and Scientific American publishing house. The Read and Publish agreement only covers hybrid journals.

Financing is not covered by this license if you want to publish in a pure Open Access journal. You can find information on alternative financing options on our Open Access page.

Articles are submitted on the SpringerNature website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.

As soon as your article has been accepted by the journal, the corresponding author will receive a request from SpringerNature to provide various details. Under "Choose your affiliation" you can choose the University of Bern, the PH Bern or the Inselspital. Subsequently, it will automatically recognize that your "affiliation" is authorized to publish Open Access.

IMPORTANT: Select the Open Access option. 

If the Open Access option does not appear, either the journal or the article type is not part of the licence.

ATTENTION: If you reject the Open Access option, you cannot undo this. The Open Access publication can no longer be financed by this license.

No, there are article types that are not entitled to be published under OA. 

According to the draft agreement, only the following article types will be considered for open access publication:

  • OriginalPaper
  • ReviewPaper
  • BriefCommunication
  • ContinuingEducation

There are two licenses to choose from: CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-NC 4.0

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licences.

Yes, the employment relationship at the time of submission is decisive. All or part of the research for the article must have been carried out at the University of Bern.

In order to be assigned to the University of Bern, please choose the appropriate affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher, even if you no longer work there.

If you submitted the article before you were employed at the University of Bern, it cannot be published as a publication of the University of Bern, unless the associated research was carried out at the University of Bern.

The same applies accordingly to the PH Bern and the Inselspital.

The date of submission is irrelevant.

Provided that your article is passed on by SpringerNature to the library for release for open access publication after July 1, 2020, it can be published free of charge. 

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The licence only covers the publication fees. 

If you choose to use additional publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover the additional costs yourself.

According to SpringerNature this is not possible within this Read & Publish license.

If you decide to publish the article Open Access only at a later point, you will have to look for another source of funding, as this is no longer possible via Springer Compact.

You can find information on this on our Open Access page.

You will be informed personally should your publication request be rejected. 

If you think this is a mistake, please reply with a statement why your article should still be published under OA. 

If the decision to publish under OA is corrected after re-examination, you will receive a request from Springer Technical Support to complete the submission form again. This allows the process to continue as normal.  

The Read and Publish agreement with Wiley relates to all of the publishing house's hybrid journals (i.e. all closed access journals which allow publication of Open Access articles).

Members of the University of Bern, the Bern teachers' training college (Pädagogische Hochschule - PH) and the Inselspital (University Hospital) can publish on an Open Access basis in the Wiley journals listed here without incurring any costs.

The publish agreement does not cover fully (Gold) Open Access journals from Wiley.

All members of the University of Bern, PH Bern and Inselspital: Students (including postgraduate and doctoral students), assistants, lecturers and professors.

When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.
The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

The authors must be employed by one of the three participating institutions at the time the article is accepted (acceptance date).
A position as a private lecturer at the University of Bern is not sufficient.

The Read and Publish agreement only covers hybrid journals.
Check whether the journal is included in the title list.

Financing is not covered by this license if you want to publish in a fully (Gold) Open Access journal.

You can find information on alternative financing options for publication in Gold Open Access Journals on our Open Access page.

 

Articles are submitted on the wiley website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern, Inselspital or PH Bern.
 

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process on the Wiley website.
 


If the Open Access option does not appear, either the journal or the article type is not part of the licence.

  • List of authorized journals
  • Authorized article types: Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Report, Clinical Message, Commentary, Consensus, Drug Focus, History, Meta Analysis, Rapid Publication, Technical Note und Tutorial

 

Attention: If you reject the Open Access option, you cannot undo this. The Open Access publication can no longer be financed by this license.

You can find information on alternative financing options on our Open Access page.

There are three licenses to choose from:

  • CC BY (Creative Commons Attribute License)
  • CC BY-NC (Creative Commons Attribute-NonCommercial License)
  • CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribute-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License)

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about the Creative Common licences.

No, there are article types that are not entitled to be published under OA. 

According to the agreement, only the following article types will be considered for open access publication:

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Report
  • Clinical Message
  • Commentary
  • Consensus
  • Drug Focus
  • History
  • Meta Analysis
  • Rapid Publication
  • Technical Note
  • Tutorial

All or most part of the research for the article must have bee carried out at the University of Bern.

In addition, you must be employed as a corresponding author at the University of Bern at the time of the acceptance date.
In order to be assigned to the University of Bern, please select the corresponding affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher.

If the article was accepted before or after your employment at the University of Bern, the University of Bern cannot cover the publication costs.

The same applies accordingly to the PH Bern and the Inselspital.

The date of submission is irrelevant.

Provided that your article is accepted by Wiley from May 1, 2021 on, it can be published free of charge. 

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The licence only covers the publication fees. 

If you choose to use additional publication services (color in print, posters), you have to cover the additional costs yourself.

According to Wiley this is not possible within this Read & Publish license.

If you decide to publish the article Open Access only at a later point, you will have to look for another source of funding. You can find information on this on our Open Access page.

You will be informed personally should your publication request be rejected.

If you think this is a mistake, please reply with a statement why your article should still be published under OA.

If the decision to publish under OA is corrected after re-examination, you will receive a request from Wiley Technical Support to complete the submission form again. This allows the process to continue as normal. 

If you have any questions about Read & Publish, please don't hesitate to contact us.