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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, as well as with Cogitatio Press.

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). You know your journal of interest but don't know if it is published by CUP Springer or Wiley? Search the journal in Sherpa and know immediately the publisher, or browse the journal lists by publisher!

The transformative agreements are concluded thourgh the Italian consortium CRUI. A list of negotiations and contracts is available (in Italian). The Cogitatio agreement is indvidual between the EUI library and the publisher.

Do you have questions? Write to [email protected] or join the Open Sience Office zoom chat Thursdays 11.00-11.30 (please register).

Cambridge University Press

Publish your article Open Access for free in 374 journals 

  • 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 374 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

Find out if you are eligible via the new eligibility checker tool

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


Publish your article Open Access for free in 1,850 journals

  • 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


Publish your article Open Access for free in 1,430 journals 

A transformative agreement with Wiley 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 1,430 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 (available in En and It)

For more information contact [email protected]


ECPR Open Access Journal

Political Research Exchange (PRX) 

PRX is the ECPR's first Open Access journal and offers a dynamic platform to advance research, innovation and debate across the breadth of political science.

Authors from ECPR member institutions - like the EUI - pay only £49 per article. (Non-members pay £350).



Publish your article Open Access with current 15% discount

  • 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.

Cogitatio Press

Publish Open Access for free in four journals

Cogitatio is a publisher based in Lisbon, Portugal, with the aim of promoting open access divulgation of scientific knowledge. It has four online open access peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Media and Communication (ISSN: 2183-2439)
  2. Politics and Governance (ISSN: 2183-2463)
  3. Social Inclusion (ISSN: 2183-2803)
  4. Urban Planning (ISSN: 2183-7635)
  • More information about the journals
  • Type of agreement: full publishing fees waived for EUI member corresponding authors when opting for Open Access
  • Duration: 3 years - 20 July 2021- 31 December 2023
  • More information about the Cogitatio membership 
  • Licence: Creative Commons license: Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY), guaranteeing that authors retain the copyrights of their work and can freely use, reuse and share their articles. Cogitatio allows authors to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) without any embargo period, and is ranked as a Green Publisher by SHERPA/RoMEO.
  • Cogitatio endorses the Codes of Conduct established by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Page last updated on 29 September 2021

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