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Open access funding for authors in Sweden

How researchers at Swedish institutions can publish OA at no cost to themselves

Corresponding authors based at participating institutions in Sweden may be eligible to publish gold open access in Taylor & Francis and Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journals at no extra cost.

This is thanks to a centrally-funded scheme organized by the Swedish Bibsam consortium to cover open access article publishing charges (APCs).

What should I do if I want my research to be made open access?

You don’t need to do anything. All new research published in Taylor & Francis Open Select journals, with a corresponding author based at a qualifying Swedish institution, will automatically be considered for open access publication under this agreement. If funding for your article is approved, you will receive an email asking you to choose a Creative Commons License.

How can publishing open access benefit you?

When you publish your article gold open access, it is made freely available online, allowing anyone, anywhere to read your research. This means you can benefit from:

  • Increased visibility: No barriers to readership means researchers worldwide can read and cite your research.
  • Greater impact: Your research will be accessible to policymakers, practitioners and professionals in your field. Your open access article could be used to inform and develop public policy, be read by the general public, or be picked up by the media.
  • More freedom: Publishing under a CC-BY license means you can share your research across your networks, including social media.
  • Improved discoverability: Many of our journals are indexed in internationally-recognized citation and abstract databases, including the Journal Citation Report (JCR), Scopus, and PubMed, increasing the likelihood of your work being found and read by your colleagues.
  • Robust peer review: All accepted papers will undergo a thorough and robust peer review process, where each manuscript is objectively and constructively evaluated on its scholarly merit and integrity.

Discover our full portfolio of Open Select (hybrid) journals at Taylor & Francis Online.

Frequently asked questions

Which articles are covered by this agreement?

To be eligible for funding, the corresponding author must be based at a participating institution within the Bibsam consortium (see below), and be publishing a paper in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journal. The article will need to be accepted for publication after 1 January 2021.

If the journal has additional costs, such as page charges or color charges, these fees will still apply and will not be covered by the agreement.

Are all types of publication included?

Some articles which are not original research papers, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this open access publishing agreement.

Is there a limit to the number of articles that can be made open access under this agreement?

Yes, Bibsam and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published for each year of this partnership. Please be aware that this limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year. However, even if the article allocation is reached, individual institutions may still have funds to continue supporting OA publishing. Please talk to your library for further details.

Which institutes in the Bibsam Consortium are covered by this agreement?

• Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (Blekinge Institute of Technology)
• Chalmers tekniska högskola (Chalmers University of Technology)
• Ersta Skondal Bracke högskola (Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University)
• Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency of Sweden)
• Försvarshögskolan (Swedish Defence University)
• Gävle högskola (University of Gävle)
• Göteborgs universitet (Goteborg University)
• Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan (Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences)
• Handelshögskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics)
• Halmstad Högskola (Halmstad University)
• Högskolan Dalarna (Dalarna University)
• Högskolan i Skövde (University of Skövde)
• Högskolan Kristianstad (Kristianstad University)
• Högskolan Väst (University West)
• Högskolan i Borås (The Swedish School of Library and Information Science)
• Högskolan i Gävle (University of Gävle)
• Jonkoping Universitet (Jonkoping University)
• Karlstad Universitet (Karlstad University)
• Karolinska Institutet (Karolinska Institutet)
• Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design
• Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology)
• Läkemedelsverket (Swedish Medical Products Agency)
• Linköpings universitet (Linköpings universitet)
• Linnéuniversitetet (Linnaeus University)
• Luleå tekniska universitet (Luleå University of Technology)
• Lunds Universitet (Lunds University)
• Mälardalens högskola (Mälardalen University College)
• Malmö Högskola (Malmö University)
• Mittuniversitetet (Mid Sweden University)
• Örebro universitet (Orebro University)
• RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
• Skolforskningsinstitutet (Swedish Centre for Educational Research)
• Skolverket (Swedish National Agency for Education)
• Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
• Södertörn Högskola (Södertörn University)
• Sophiahemmet Högskola (Sophiahemmet University College)
• Specialpedagogiska Skolmyndigheten (National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools)
• Statens Skolverk (National Agency For Education)
• Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)
• Stockholm International Peace Research Institut
• Stockholms Universitet (University of Stockholm)
• Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
• Totalförsvarets Forskningsinstitut (Swedish Defence Research Agency)
• Umeå Universitet (Umeå Universitet)
• Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala Universitet)

Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions here.

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