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Open access publishing for researchers in Norway

'Read & publish' and full OA agreements with UNIT

Corresponding authors based at participating institutions in Norway are eligible to publish open access in Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals at no cost to themselves.

A ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and UNIT, the Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research, combines continued access to Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals with the opportunity to publish open access in Open Select (hybrid) titles.

In addition, from 2021, 23 members of the UNIT consortium have also begun supporting publication in Taylor & Francis and Routledge full open access journals.

What should I do to make my research open access?

You don’t need to do anything. All new research meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered by your institution for open access publication under these agreements. If funding for your article is approved, you will receive an email asking you to choose a Creative Commons License.

What are the requirements?

Read & publish agreement: publishing OA in Open Select (hybrid) journals

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication from December 24 2020 for inclusion in the 2021 article allocation (*or from January 1, 2021, for the institutions indicated below.)
  • Have a corresponding author based at one of the participating Norwegian institutions (see below).
  • Be published in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge Open Select (hybrid) journal. Please note that a small number of titles with the highest article publishing charges are excluded. Please speak to your librarian to check whether the journal you are submitting to is covered by this agreement.

Publishing in full open access journals

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication from January 1, 2021.
  • Have a corresponding author based at one of the participating Norwegian institutions (in bold below).
  • Be published in a Taylor & Francis or Routledge full open access journal.

Which publishing license will apply?

The Research Council of Norway (Norges forskningsråd) and the participating institutions recommend the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which is offered by most Taylor & Francis journals. Read more information about Creative Commons licenses.

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

There is currently no limit on the number of articles that can be published in full open access journals. However, UNIT and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published in Open Select (hybrid) journals each year. This limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the read & publish 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 in Open Select journals. Please talk to your library for further details.

Which institutions are part of this agreement?

All of the following institutions are part of the read & publish agreement, which supports OA publication in Open Select (hybrid) journals. Those in bold also provide funding for publication in full open access journals.

  • Akershus University Hospital
  • Bergen Global at Chr. Michelsen Institute (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Bjorknes University College (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (Regionsenter for barn og unges psykiske helse, helseregion Øst og Sør)
  • Høgskulen i Volda
  • Inland Norway University Of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen I Innlandet)
  • Institute of Transport Economics (Transportokonomisk institutt)
  • Kristiania University College (Høyskolen Kristiania)
  • Molde University College (Høgskolen i Molde) (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • NLA University College (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Nofima
  • NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS)
  • Nord University (Nord Universitet)
  • Nordland Research Institute (Nordlandsforskning)
  • Norwegian Academy of Music (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Norwegian Business School (Handelshoyskolen BI)
  • Norwegian Defence University College (Forsvarets hogskole) (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet)
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (Norsk institutt for naturforskning)
  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norges Idrettshøgskole)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet), includes St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital. See the open access pages at NTNU
  • OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (previously HIOA) (OsloMet – Storbyuniversitetet (tidligere HIOA))
  • Ostfold University College (Høgskolen i Østfold)
  • Peace Research Institute, Oslo (Institutt For Fredsforskning)
  • Queen Maud University College (Dronning Mauds Minne Høgskole for barnehagelærerutdanning)
  • SINTEF AS (articles accepted after January 1, 2021)
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT – Norges arktiske universitet), includes University Hospital of North Norway See the open access pages at UiT
  • University of Agder (Universitetet i Agder)
  • University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen), includes Haukeland University Hospital See the open access pages at UiB
  • University of Oslo (UiO : Universitetet i Oslo), includes Oslo University Hospital See the open access pages at UiO
  • University of South-Eastern Norway (Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge)
  • University Of Stavanger (Universitetet I Stavanger), includes Stavanger University Hospital
  • Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking)
  • Western Norway University Of Applied Sciences (Høgskulen På Vestlandet)

Questions?

Please contact the library at your own institution for further details.

Want to find out more about making your research open access? Read everything you need to know about publishing open access with Taylor & Francis.

Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions here.

Keep up to date with the latest open access news

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