The University of Northampton has an institutional fund for the payment of article processing charges.
Publishing “gold” allows your research, the published version, to be made freely available immediately upon publication to anyone with internet access. This enables people to access your work without waiting for embargo periods to pass (which can be up to 5 years or more!) and for the published version to be made freely available, rather than your accepted manuscript!
The University has entered into a number of agreements that allow us discounts on the cost of article processing charges:
- IEEE (25% discount – prepaid account)
- Springer (All APCs at zero cost – please select the open access option)
- SAGE (£200 Discount)
- Taylor and Francis (75% discount on most journals)
- Wylie (25% Discount)
When publishing with any of the above publishers, please contact email@example.com and we will guide you through the process.
If you have any questions in relation to article processing charges, copyright or the quality of a journal, please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to signing a copyright transfer agreement.
If you need information or have questions about:
- open access
- research data management
- HEFCE’s open access policy
- Non-Compliant Journals for the next REF
- Predatory Journals
- Payment of Article Processing Charges
Please check out our recently added “Resources” tab in the Research Hub!