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Publish in Open Access: Library agreements with publishers

The EUI LIbrary supports the members of the EUI academic community in their efforts to publish Open Access through specific 'transformative' agreements with publishers.

The Library agreements can waive the Open Access publishing fees usually charged to the author in more than 2200 journal titles published by Springer and Cambridge University Press.

The agreements described below allow EUI corresponding authors to publish their articles in Open Access without paying any Article Processing Charge (APC).


Cambridge University Press

  • Type of agreement: full publishing fees waived
  • Coverage: All 412 CUP Journals full collection - CUP journal list (Read & Publish)
  • N.B. APC are waived for 361 CUP Open Access and Hybrid journals. (Publish)
  • Duration:  3 years - 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022.
  • The Open Access option and fee waiver is done after peer-review and after acceptance of the article
  • The waiver can be requested retroactively as long as the agreement was already valid at the acceptance of the article.
  • Standard option licence is CC BY 4.0

More details on the CUP read & publish agreement for Italy CRUI

CUP OA Publishing Guide

More information: [email protected] or to CUP [email protected]


  • Type of agreement: full publishing fees waived
  • Coverage: More than 1,850 Springer hybrid journals - Hybrid journal list
    N.B. APCs are waived for Springer hybrid journals only, but not for full Open Access  journals.
  • Duration: 5 years - 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2024 (to be eligible the article has to be published after the 1 July 2020)

Guide for authors (PDF download)

More on the Library's Springer-CRUI Agreement

Type of articles elegible

  • OriginalPaper / Original Research / Original Article, Original Paper / Research Paper.
  • ReviewPaper: Standard article, interpreting previously published results.

Example of Springer Journal titles where APC is waived: Review of industrial organization


  • Type of agreement: allows currently for a 15 % discount (2020) on APCs
    Discount rates applied:
    • 20% (2018 & 2019)
    • 15% (2020 & 2021)
    • 10% (2022)
  • Coverage: Elsevier  journals with an Open Access option
  • Duration: 5 years - 2018-2022

During the application procedure to obtain the discount, Elsevier will require EUI authors to provide relevant information about the EUI - CRUI Elsevier Agreement, for example the Tender Identification Code (CIG=Codice Identificatiovo Gara).

Please contact [email protected] to obtain the code related to the EUI.


Wiley - Forthcoming

A transformative agreements is currently being negotiated through CRUI with Wiley.

This agreement will be on a 4-year basis. It will cover more than 1000 new titles available to choose among for EUI members when opting for Open Access without any cost.

CRUI List of Negotiations and Contracts (in Italian)

For more information contact [email protected]


Page last updated on 24 November 2020