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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, valid between 3 and 5 years, can waive the Open Access publishing fees usually charged to the author in nearly 3,700 journal titles published by Springer, Cambridge University Press and Wiley.

Monographs (Books) in Open Access and the Book Processing Charge (BPC) fees are not covered by the agreement.

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

The agreements are conlcuded thourgh the Italian consortium CRUI. A list of negotiations and contracts is available (in Italian).

Do you have questions? write to [email protected] or join the Open Sience Office for the open zoom chat session every Thursday 11.00-11.30


Cambridge University Press

  • Type of agreement: full publishing fees waived
  • Coverage: All 412 CUP Journals full collection - CUP journal list (Read & Publish agreement)
  • N.B. APC are waived for 361 CUP Open Access and Hybrid journals. (Publish agreement)
  • 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 (in Excel, updated in Dec 2020). Here the complete and updated journal list: filter to see only the eligible hybrid journal titles!
    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

Wiley - New!

A transformative agreement with Wiley just concluded through CRUI, valid as of 4 March 2021!

  • Type of agreement: full publishing fees waived for EUI member corresponding authors when opting for Open Access
  • Coverage: Hybrid Wiley Online Library / Wiley Digital Library journals
  • Duration of contract: 4 years - 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2023.
  • Eligible Articles: original research articles and review articles submitted accepted for publication in a Wiley Hybrid journals (more than 1430 journal titles) from 4 March 2021 (article approval date)
  • Authors should use their EUI email, and pick the EUI as affiliation (from the Ringgold database) and their ORCID in the workflow. Former EUI members can indicate EUI as affiliation if their article is based on research that they carried out at the EUI.
  • Licence: Authors retain their copyright and grant Wiley the right to publish under a Creative Commons license. The workflow directs to CC-BY as the first option. It is possible to select the Creative Commons license Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC-By-NC 4.0) or the Creative Commons license Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative 4.0 International (CC-By-NC-ND 4.0). (Some funders' requirements may limit the choice of CC licences).
  • Guide for authors (soon available in En and It)

For more information contact [email protected]



  • 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.

Page last updated on 03 March 2021

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