Read and Publish

Swissuniversities, the umbrella organization 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.

You will find media releases concerning Read and Publish-Agreements here.

 

All members of the University of Bern and PHBern: 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 PHBern. The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

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.

You can see whether your journal is part of the Read and Publish agreement in the title list.

Articles are submitted on the American Chemical Society (ACS) website in the usual way. When submitting your applications, please use your e-mail address at the University of Bern or PHBern.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process and Video-Tutorials on the American Chemical Society (ACS) website.

IMPORTANT: Select the Open Access option.

As soon as your article has been accepted by the journal, the corresponding author will receive a request from American Chemical Society (ACS) to provide various details. Under "Choose your affiliation" you can choose the University of Bern or the PHBern.

If you have any questions about Read and Publish, please don't hesitate to contact us (esupport.ub@unibe.ch).

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

  • Additions
  • corrections
  • editorials

The CC BY license is mandatory.

You will find more information about Creative Commons licenses here.

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 PHBern.

The date of submission is irrelevant. Provided that your article is passed on by American Chemical Society (ACS) to the library for release for open access publication after January 1, 2023, and meets all the requirements of the Agreement, it can be published free of charge.

Subsequent license changes require a lot of effort. If you have questions or problems, you can contact OAOps@acs.org at American Chemical Society (ACS) directly.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

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

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

This Read and Publish agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) covers all journals, magazines and conference proceedings, including pure Open Access titles.

Members of the University of Bern and the PHBern can publish their articles in the ACM titles listed here in Open Access at no cost to them:

 

ACM books are not included in the agreement.

All members of the University and the PHBern: students, doctoral candidates, assistants, lecturers and professors.

ACM uses the mail address to identify eligibility; therefore, we urge you to provide your mail address of the University of Bern or the PHBern.

In order to benefit from the agreement, you must be defined as "Corresponding author" of the article.

 

Yes, all ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines are included in the Read and Publish agreement.

The articles are submitted normally on the ACM website. It is important that you use your e-mail address of the University of Bern or the PHBern. This will automatically identify you as eligible to participate in ACM Open.

The publisher has provided a PDF file with the exact procedure of the entry steps.

 

The mail address entered is used to detect the Open Access authorization and the corresponding box in the Author's Journey is automatically checked (Institutionally Paid Open Access); in addition, the cc by license is selected as the Creative Commons license. You have the option to customize these defaults as you wish.

The agreement covers all article types for which ACM charges APC fees, i.e. there are no article types that cannot be published in Open Access.

ATTENTION: If you decline the Open Access option, the article can only be subsequently converted to Open Access for a very short time. After publication, this is no longer possible.

Yes.

In principle, it is possible to select any Creative Commons license.

The CC BY license is recommended and selected by default.

Here you can find more information about Creative Commons licenses.

No, for the calculation of the entitlement the employment at the time of the acceptance of the article is decisive. Employment at the time the article is submitted is not considered when evaluating whether an article is part of the agreement or not.

Yes, the submission date does not matter. It is central to the agreement that the article was accepted for publication during the term of the agreement.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

Yes, this also applies to additional services (color in print, posters), which are also covered by the agreement.

If you provide your institution's email address, ACM will automatically recognize you as eligible for open access publication via ACM Open. If this has not happened, please contact esupport.ub@unibe.ch.

Please make absolutely sure that you always use your e-mail address of the participating institution (University of Bern or PHBern) and that you are the corresponding author.

Yes, but only during a very short period of time, between the completion of ACM Open and the publication of the article.

There is no article quota.

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 or the PHBern 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 or the PHBern: 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 or PHBern. 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 or PHBern.
  • 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 PHBern.

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 agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

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 Cambridge University Press (CUP) relates to all of the publishing house's journals, hybrid and full Open Access publications.

Exception: The APC discount on the Gold series which are not included in our agreement, Research Directions and Prism, is 10 %.

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

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

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

See general information here: Open access resources (cambridge.org) and Step-by-step Guide

If you are unable to include your affiliation with the University of Bern, PHBern or Inselspital during the submission process, please check that all the Read and Publish agreement requirements have been met.

The Open Access licence cannot be revoked once it has been granted.

 

 

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

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Report
  • Brief report
  • Rapid communications

There are three licenses to choose from:

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

You will find more information about Creative Commons licenses here.

What counts is that the article must have been submitted AND accepted during membership of the University of Bern, PHBern or Inselspital. 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.

No. Only articles submitted from 2024 onwards are subject to our Read and Publish Agreement.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

No. The following journals are not included in the agreement with Cambridge: Prism and Research directions.

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.

We can correct our decision retroactively and accept the Open Access publication. You must then contact the journal in question to set the process in motion.

Please note that the reverse is not possible. Once an article has been published as Gold Open Access under the licence, we are unable to revoke this licence.

We can correct our decision retroactively and accept the Open Access publication. You must then contact the journal in question to set the process in motion.

Please note that the reverse is not possible. Once an article has been published as Gold Open Access under the licence, we are unable to revoke this licence.

No.

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 PHBern can publish on an Open Access basis in the IEEE journals listed here without any costs (excluding any additional fees).

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


Green Open Access:
Authors are free to immediately post the accepted version of their articles on their personal or their employers’ websites or on third-party repositories that are operated by not-for-profit organizations.

All members of the University of Bern and PHBern: 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 PHBern.
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 PHBern.

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-Non-Commercial-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 PHBern.

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 and 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 PHBern can publish on an Open Access basis in the IOP Publishing journals listed here without incurring any costs:

List of journals

The Read and 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 PHBern. 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 PHBern.

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 or PHBern.
  • 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 PHBern 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 and 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 (esupportub@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 PHBern, 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 agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

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 and Publish agreement.

Yes, it is possible to change the status of the article into open access retroactively if all requirements of the Read and 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 and 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) 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).

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

This Read and 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, systematic review, meta-analyses, methodologcial 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 licenses.

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 Read and Publish agreement covers the publication fees. There are no additional publication fees.

  • 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.

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 and 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 PHBern and the Inselspital (University Hospital) can publish on an open access basis in the LWW-journals listed here without incurring any costs.

All members of the University of Bern, the PHBern) and the Inselspital (University Hospital): 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, the Inselspital (University Hospital) or PHBern. 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 of journals.

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, PHBern, the Inselspital).

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 and 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 licenses.

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 correctly assigned to the University of Bern, select the corresponding affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher.

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

The same applies to researchers at the PHBern 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 agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

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.

The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

This person must be employed or otherwise accredited by one of the participating institutions (University of Bern, PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) or Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD): students, PhD students, assistants, lecturers and professors.

Working at one of the institutions without a campus account/employment contract is not sufficient.

 

Yes. According to the consortium's estimates, the article quota covers approximately 50-60% of the publication volume. Therefore, we have to assume that articles accepted for publication after the middle of the year can no longer be published in open access under this agreement.

As long as you can select the Open Access option under the agreement in the course of the "Author Journey" after acceptance for publication, the quota is not exhausted yet.

You can see whether your journal is part of the Read and Publish agreement in the title list.

This Read and Publish agreement with SpringerNature regards all hybrid Nature Research Journals (= journals that publish both open access and closed access articles).  This applies to all titles of the publisher that start with Nature except Nature Protocols, Nature Reviews, and all pure open access journals.

If you would like to publish in a pure open access journal, you can find information on alternative funding options on our Open Access page.

Information about the Read & Publish agreement with SpringerNature outside the Nature titles can be found in this FAQ at Springer.

  1. You write an article type that is covered by the Read and Publish agreement (Original Paper, Analysis, Article, Letter, Brief Communication, Registered Report, Resource, Technical Report)
     
  2. You are the corresponding author of the article.
     
  3. You submit the article to a journal that is part of the Read and Publish agreement (list of eligible journals).
     
  4. You use your e-mail address of the University of Bern, the Inselspital (University Hospital), the PHBern or the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD)in the author journey.
  5. After the journal has accepted your article, you select in the author journey at Choose your affiliation your institution and if nothing fits correctly "University of Bern". This way SpringerNature automatically recognizes that your "Affiliation" is authorized to publish Open Access.
     
  6. Select the Open Access option within the agreement.
    If you now decline the Open Access option, you cannot revise your decision. This means that you can no longer fund the Open Access publication via this Read and Publish agreement.

 

If this Open Access option does not appear in the author journey, either the journal or article type is not part of the Read and Publish agreement or the article quota for the current year has been exhausted.

No, there are article types that are not part of the Read and Publish agreement.

According to the agreement, only the following article types are considered for Open Access publication:

  • Original Paper
  • Analysis
  • Article
  • Letter
  • Brief Communication
  • Registered Report
  • Resource
  • Technical Report

The CC BY 4.0 license is mandatory.

You will find more information about Creative Commons licenses here.

Yes, the employment status at the time of submission of the article is crucial. The research for the article must have been carried out in whole or in part at the University of Bern.

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

If you are no longer employed at the University of Bern at the time your article is accepted, we will contact you during the article check and ask you for proof that you were employed by us on the submission date.

The same applies accordingly to the PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD).

The submission date does not matter. As long as the article has been accepted for publication by the Journal after January 1, 2023, and meets all the requirements of the Agreement, it can be published free of charge.

No, invoicing is handled by your institution.

The agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

According to SpringerNature this is not possible within this Read and Publish agreement.

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

It is not possible to fund open access publication in a hybrid journal through the Open Access Fund of the University of Bern.

If a publication request is rejected, you will be informed personally.

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

This Read and Publish agreement with OUP covers all publisher's hybrid journals (= journals that publish both Open Access and closed access articles).

Members of the University of Bern and the PHBern can publish their articles in the OUP journals listed here in Open Access without incurring any costs in the title list.

If a hybrid journal becomes Open Access during the agreement, it remains on the list. This is why there are also a few Open access journals on the list. However, all other pure Open Access journals are not covered by the Read and Publish agreement.

ATTENTION: The agreement only applies to the regular issues of a journal. Articles that are published in a supplement of a journal are NOT part of the agreement.

Every person who is affiliated with the University of Bern and the PHBern: students, doctoral students, assistants, lecturers and professors.

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

You can see whether your journal is part of the Read and Publish agreement in the title list.

The list includes all publisher's hybrid journals (= journals that publish both Open Access and closed access articles).

If a hybrid journal becomes Open Access during the agreement, it remains on the list. Therefore, some Open Access journals are also on the list. However, all other pure Open Access journals are not covered by the Read and Publish agreement.

ATTENTION: The agreement only applies to the regular issues of a journal. Articles in supplements of a journal are NOT part of the agreement.

If you choose to publish your manuscript in a pure Open Access journal, you can find information on alternative funding options on our Open Access page. The Read and Publish agreement is also helpful in this case: you automatically receive a 10% discount on the publication costs if you are recognized as a member of the University of Bern or the PHBern.

  1. If you select an article type that is covered by the Read and Publish agreement (research article, review article, brief report, or case report).
  2. You are the corresponding author of the article and are affiliated with the University or the PHBern.
  3. You submit the article to a journal that is part of the Read and Publish agreement (list of eligible journals).
  4. You use your University of Bern or PH Bern e-mail address in the Author Journey.
  5. After your article has been accepted by the journal, OUP will send you a link to their licensing and payment system.
  6. If the Open Access option does not appear, this may be for one of the following reasons:
    - Your journal or article type is not part of the Read and Publish agreement.
    - The article quota for the current year has been exhausted.
    - You have not been recognized as a member of the University or PHBern.
  7. If you decline the Open Access option, you can no longer reverse this decision and you will no longer be able to finance the Open Access publication via the Read and Publish agreement.
  8. If you are unsure whether you are allowed to publish under the Read and Publish agreement, please clarify this before you choose the Open Access version: If the article cannot be paid for via the agreement, you will no longer be able to cancel the publication of your article in Open Access and you will have to look for another source of funding or pay the amount yourself.
  9. Select the desired Open Access license (the University of Bern strongly recommends the cc by-license). OUP will ask you to confirm that you will pay the Open Access charge. If you are sure that the article publication is covered by the agreement you may confirm.
  10. On payment you select Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) from the dropdown list of institutions beneath Open Access Prepayment Account on the Article Charges page. Check the Refer Charge? box next to the Open Access charge, and then click Refer Charges at the bottom of the page. Now the system knows that the APC is to be paid via the Read and Publish agreement and we are informed to authorize the payment.

You will find more detailed information on the OUP Website.

 

No, there are article types that are not part of the Read and Publish agreement.

According to the agreement, only the following article types are considered for Open Access publication:

  • research article
  • review article
  • brief report
  • case report

It depends on the respective journal which licenses can be selected.

Most titles offer the option of choosing the cc by-license, which is strongly recommended by the University of Bern.

Here you can find further information on Creative Commons licenses.

Yes, the employment relationship at the time the article is submitted is decisive. The research work for the article must have been carried out in whole or in part at the University of Bern.

When submitting your article, we therefore ask you to use your institutional e-mail address and to select the University of Bern as your affiliation. If you are no longer employed at the University of Bern at the time your article is accepted, we will contact you during the article review and ask you for proof that you were employed by us on the date of submission.

The same applies accordingly to the PHBern.

The agreement only covers the pure Article Processing Charges (APC) for the Open Access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication surcharge for excess length of an article) cannot be covered by the Read and Publish agreement.

The assumption of costs only applies to articles in regular issues of the journals. The Open Access publication of articles in a supplement cannot be financed via this agreement.

No. You must confirm that you will cover the costs of the Open Access publication, but if your article meets the requirements of the agreement, you will not receive an invoice: billing is handled by the University of Bern.

However, in exceptional cases, OUP may send an invoice by mistake. In such a case, we ask you NOT to pay the invoice and to contact us at esupport.ub@unibe.ch.

If we have to refuse to cover the costs through the agreement, the publisher will contact you and you will either have to pay the publication costs yourself or find another source of funding. In this case, you will receive an invoice.

Yes, the submission date does not matter.

If your article is accepted by OUP after January 1, 2024 and submitted to the library for review, it will be published free of charge for you if it meets all the requirements mentioned above.

If we refuse to cover the costs, you will be informed personally.

Please reply to us as soon as possible with the reasons why your article should nevertheless be published in OA.

If the decision on OA publication is corrected after a further review, OUP will inform you how to proceed so that the article can be converted to Open Access.

At the moment, the workflow is somewhat confusing. OUP has therefore promised that a subsequent conversion to Open Access is possible within the framework of the agreement. OUP has not set a fixed limit for when this subsequent conversion is possible.

If OUP no longer agrees to the conversion, you would have to find an alternative source of funding. Unfortunately, the University of Bern's Open Access Fund is also not available, as it does not support the Open Access publication of articles in hybrid journals.

Yes, according to previous experience, the annual article quota should cover the publication volume of the participating institutions.

If the article quota is not sufficient in one year, we will inform you in good time about the further procedure by the end of the year.

As long as you can select the Open Access option within the framework of the agreement during the Author Journey after acceptance for publication, the quota has not yet been exhausted.

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

 

Corresponding authors affiliated with Read and Publish-Institution will receive a 15% discount on the APCs in Gold Open Access Journals.

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

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

The authors must be employed by one of the 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.

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 or PHBern.

 

  1. You write an article type that is covered by the Read and Publish agreement.

 

  1. You are the corresponding author of the article.

 

  1. You submit the article to a journal that is part of the Read and Publish agreement (list of eligible journals).

 

  1. You use your e-mail address of the University of Bern or the PHBern in the author journey.

 

  1. After the journal has accepted your article, you select in the author journey at Choose your affiliation your institution and if nothing fits correctly "University of Bern". This way RSC automatically recognizes that your "Affiliation" is authorized to publish Open Access.
  2. Select the Open Access option within the agreement.

 

If you now decline the Open Access option, you cannot revise your decision. This means that you can no longer fund the Open Access publication via this Read and Publish agreement.

The publisher has provided a PDF file with the exact procedure of the entry steps.

Yes, all article types are entitled to be published under OA.

There are two licenses to choose from:

  • CC BY (Creative Commons Attribute License)
  • CC BY-NC (Creative Commons Attribute-Non-Commercial License)

The CC BY license is recommended.

Here you can find more information about Creative Commons licenses.

No, you must be employed as a corresponding author at the University of Bern or PHBern at the time of the acceptance date.

Yes, the relevant date for article eligibility is the acceptance date. If the article is im Year 2024 accepted, then he is eligible.

No. Billing takes place through 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.

The whole publication process take on RSC-platform place. The affiliation control is done with your institutional email address.

 

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process by RSC.

 

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 is no article quota.

The article must be submitted by the corresponding author.

This person must be employed or otherwise accredited by one of the participating institutions (University of Bern, PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) or Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD): students, PhD students, assistants, lecturers and professors.

Working at one of the institutions without a campus account/employment contract is not sufficient.

Yes. According to the consortium's estimates, the annual article quota should cover the publication volume of the participating institutions.

If the article quota is not sufficient in any given year, we will provide timely information on how to proceed by the end of the year.

As long as you can select the Open Access option under the agreement in the course of the "Author Journey" after acceptance for publication, the quota is not exhausted yet.

You can see whether your journal is part of the Read and Publish agreement in the title list.

The list includes most of the publisher's hybrid journals (= journals that publish both open and closed access articles). Hybrid journals that become open access during the course of the agreement can remain on the list. Therefore, there are also few open access journals on the list. However, most pure open access journals are not covered by this Read and Publish agreement.

Journals published by Nature and Scientific American are explicitly excluded from the Agreement. However, starting 2023 we concluded an additional Read and Publish agreement with SpringerNature for some Nature titles. You find all information on this here at Nature.

If you would like to publish in a pure open access journal, you can find information on alternative funding options on our Open Access page.

  1. You write an article type that is covered by the Read and Publish agreement (Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication and Continuing Education).
     
  2. You are the corresponding author of the article.
     
  3. You submit the article to a journal that is part of the Read and Publish agreement (list of eligible journals).
     
  4. You use your e-mail address of the University of Bern, the Inselspital (University Hospital), the PHBern or the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD) in the author journey.
  5. After the journal has accepted your article, you select in the author journey at Choose your affiliation your institution and if nothing fits correctly "University of Bern". This way SpringerNature automatically recognizes that your "Affiliation" is authorized to publish Open Access.
     
  6. Select the Open Access option within the agreement.
    If you now decline the Open Access option, you cannot revise your decision. This means that you can no longer fund the Open Access publication via this Read and Publish agreement.

 

If this Open Access option does not appear in the author journey, either the journal or article type is not part of the Read and Publish agreement or the article quota for the current year has been exhausted.

No, there are article types that are not part of the Read and Publish agreement.

According to the agreement, only the following article types are considered for Open Access publication:

  • Original Paper (or Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper, Research Paper).
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education

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

We strongly recommend the CC BY license.

You will find more information about Creative Commons licenses here.

Yes, the employment status at the time of submission of the article is crucial. The research for the article must have been carried out in whole or in part at the University of Bern.

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

If you are no longer employed at the University of Bern at the time your article is accepted, we will contact you during the article check and ask you for proof that you were employed by us on the submission date.

The same applies accordingly to the PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD).

No, invoicing is handled by your institution.

The agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

According to SpringerNature this is not possible within this Read and Publish agreement.

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

NB: NB: It is not possible to fund open access publication in a hybrid journal through the Open Access Fund of the University of Bern.

If a publication request is rejected, you will be informed personally.

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

This Read and Publish agreement with Taylor & Francis relates to all of the publishing house's journals without incurring any costs: title list

This includes the following types of journals:

  • Open Select Journals (hybrid)
  • Open/Full Gold OA Journals (Gold)
  • Dove Press (Gold)
  • F1000 Research platform (Gold)

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

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

This Read and Publish agreement with Taylor & Francis relates to all of the publishing house's journals without incurring any costs: title list

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

Here you will find more informations:

  • List of authorized journals: title list
  • step-by-step guide to the Open Access publication process

This includes the following types of journals:

  • Open Select Journals (hybrid)
  • Open/Full Gold OA Journals (Gold)
  • Dove Press (Gold)
  • F1000 Research platform (Gold)

 

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

  • Article Commentary
  • Brief Report
  • Case Report
  • Data Note
  • Discussion
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Legal Case
  • Method
  • Note
  • Pictorial Work
  • Rapid Communication
  • Registered Report
  • Reply
  • Report
  • Research Article
  • Research Letter
  • Review Article
  • Target Article

For more information on eligible and non-eligible article types, see the guidelines on the Taylor & Francis website.

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.

To ensure that you are assigned to the University of Bern as securely as possible, select the appropriate affiliation after the article has been accepted by the publisher, even if you no longer work there at the moment.

The date of submission is irrelevant.

If your article is accepted by Taylor & Francis after January 1, 2024 and submitted to the Library for open access publication, it may be published free of charge.

No. Billing takes place through UB Bern.

The agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

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.

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.

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 PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD) can publish on an Open Access basis in the Wiley journals listed here without incurring any costs.

Pure open access journals (Fully Gold Open Access) are not part of this license, therefore articles published there cannot be funded through this agreement.

A few journals will be converted to a pure Open Access journal during the term of the agreement. These will remain part of the Agreement until the "Date of Conversion" specified separately by Wiley for each journal. Articles submitted after this date will no longer be eligible for funding through this Agreement. These journals are specifically identified in the title list and can be found on a special page at Wiley.

Information on alternative funding options for publication in Gold Open Access Journals can be found on our Open Access page.

All members of the University of Bern, PHBern, the Inselspital (University Hospital) and the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD): 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, PHBern or Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD).
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.

Yes, the article quota is expected to cover 80-90% of the publication volume.
Therefore, we have to assume that articles accepted for publication at the end of the year can no longer be published in open access under this agreement.

As long as you can select the Open Access option under the agreement in the course of the "Author Journey" after acceptance for publication, the quota is not exhausted yet.

 

 

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

Pure open access journals (Fully Gold Open Access) are not part of this license, therefore articles published there cannot be funded through this agreement.

A few journals will be converted to a pure Open Access journal during the term of the agreement. These will remain part of the Agreement until the "Date of Conversion" specified separately by Wiley for each journal. Articles submitted after this date will no longer be eligible for funding through this Agreement. These journals are specifically identified in the title list and can be found on a special page at Wiley.

Information on alternative funding options for publication in Gold Open Access Journals can be found 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, PHBern or Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD).

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 license.

  • 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 licenses.

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

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

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Report
  • Clinical Message
  • Commentary
  • Consensus
  • Drug Focus
  • History
  • Meta Analysis
  • Rapid Publication
  • Short Communication
  • 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 PHBern, the Inselspital and the Universitären Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPD).

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 agreement covers only the Article Processing Charges (APC) for the open access publication of your article.

All other publication costs (e.g. color in print, posters, publication fees for overlength of an article) cannot be charged via the Read and Publish agreement.

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 at esupport.ub@unibe.ch.