Transformative agreements are a way for publishers to transition their traditional subscription journals to fully open access. These agreements are sometimes called 'Read and Publish'. The costs of open access are part of an overall Teesside payment covering both subscriptions (Read) and open access publishing (Publish). The open access charges are part of the agreement: there is no additional open access cost when a paper is published.
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/staff in the University may publish articles in the journals without incurring any article processing charge.
Please contact: OpenAccess@tees.ac.uk if you have any queries regarding these deals.
JournalGuide offers help in choosing which journal is best for your research:
Predatory journals have been described as being fraudulent journals which exploit the open-access model in which they aim to make a profit by convincing authors to pay an article processing charge. Predatory publishers will publish research for a fee without providing peer- review or other editorial services. This allows for inaccurate information to enter the body of research and hinders scientific progress.
Use the Think, Check, Submit guide to help you avoid falling into the predatory publishing trap.