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Open Access Agreements

The  University has recently signed a number of open access agreements with publishers to enable researchers at Teesside to publish open access with no extra cost. The agreements are also referred to as “transformative" or "read & publish" agreements as they contribute to the global open access strategy, triggered in large part by cOAlitionS, to transition academic journals to open access. The costs associated with publishing open access within these agreements are paid for by the Library and arranged via Jisc, the licence negotiator for UK higher education. Authors submitting articles for publication in those journals which form part of these agreements will not be charged fees. 

Terms of the Agreements

In each of these agreements all staff and students of the University may read journals published in the agreements and all researchers in the University may publish articles in the journals without incurring any article processing charge..

The deals provide a capped number of credits across participating institutions in the UK and will end when all credits have been used.


Article Processing Charges  (APCs ): Please note that the the library does not hold any funding for APCs


The following section provides details about each of these "read & publish" agreements, including a link for each to a list of the journals included for open access publishing.

Please note that The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) also indexes over 13,000 peer-reviewed open access journals, many of which charge no fees at all.


Teesside University has signed an agreement with Wiley for open access publishing. The University is eligible to make use of a national fund/pot of money for publishing Open Access which is shared by all JISC members. This is available to all authors with a University of Teesside affiliation regardless of funder.

Teesside University researchers who are corresponding authors can select eligible fully Open Access titles or OnlineOpen in eligible hybrid titles free of charge.

A range of Creative Commons licences is available and, as usual, researchers should check their chosen licence meets any funder requirements.  This usually means a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY).

How does it work ?

  • As an author you will have access to the Wiley author dashboard
  • Once you have decided where to publish you will submit your request.
  • This will appear on the administrators dashboard which is managed by library staff.
  • The  request will be accepted or rejected dependent on the status of the journal - journals included in the Wiley deal are normally described as either 'online open' or 'open access' 

The deal provides a capped number of credits across participating institutions in the UK and will end when all credits have been used.

For more information please see: 

More details about this agreement from Wiley's open access agreement website



Teesside University has negotiated an agreement with SAGE which allows authors to publish open access in 900+ SAGE subscription journals (hybrid only) at no extra cost providing the corresponding author is based at  Teesside University.  

The SAGE Open Access Portal is an integrated online platform that provides a single portal for authors, consortia, libraries and funders to manage open access publishing.  

SAGE will:

  • automatically identify and contact all authors who are eligible for an Open Access Agreement with SAGE soon after their article enters Production
  • provide the appropriate OA Creative Commons license (CC-BY or CC-BY-NC) which they, or any co-author, can select and digitally sign, quickly and easily
  • create a personal login account within the portal from which to view and track the open access status of any article(s) on which they are co-author.

The deal provides a capped number of credits across participating institutions in the UK and will end when all credits have been used.

For more information and a video on how to publish Open Access with SAGE go to:  SAGE Open Access

Microbiology Society 

The ’Publish and Read’ deal will allow Teesside University  researchers to publish an unlimited number of open-access articles, as well as providing access to the Society’s journal portfolio.

Publish and Read will be across all the Society’s six journals including MicrobiologyJournal of General VirologyJournal of Medical MicrobiologyMicrobial GenomicsInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology and Access Microbiology from 2020.

Publish and Read details below:

  • Unlimited OA: any article published in Society journals where the corresponding author is from a Publish and Read institution will be OA by default.
  • Unlimited usage: any user associated with a Publish and Read institution can access the entire archive of Society content, back to 1947, for reading and for text and data mining.

For further information please visit the Microbiology Society website