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UM Open Access Publishing with Transformative Agreements

What is a tranformative agreement?

Transformative agreements are those contracts negotiated between institutions (libraries, national and regional consortia) and publishers that transform the business model underlying scholarly journal publishing, moving from one based on toll access (subscription) to one in which publishers are remunerated a fair price for their open access publishing services.


(Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges, ESAC)

Tranformative Agreements between UM and Publishers

The UM Library has entered into open access publishing agreements with various publishers and organizations. Eligible UM authors can publish their journal articles in OA mode free of charge with the following publishers and organizations:​​​​​​

Who is eligible?

  • The benefit of this OA publishing are available to all UM staff and students, provided that
    • The corresponding author of the manuscript must be either an UM staff or student.
    • The UM affiliation must be used by the author for manuscript submission.
    • The author is affiliated with UM at the time of paper acceptance


When does the agreement period start?

  • From 1 Jan 2023: Cambridge University Press
  • From 1 Jan 2024: ACS, ACM, IOPscience, RSC, Wiley (Wiley & Hindawi)


How to apply?

  • Please refer to the publisher section of this guide.


What journals are included in the OA agreement?

  • Click HERE to view the complete list of jounals included in the agreements. This list may change based on the individual publisher. Please refer to the respective publisher section in this guide for the most up to date information.