Information about Open Access deals added to journals

Published on
May 27, 2016

Wageningen UR Library added important information about Open Access deals to the journal database. We think this information could be useful for all researchers and especially for those who are in a tenure track position.

You can find all journals that the Library subscribes to in 'Browse collections'. We added three new features about Open Access deals and Impact Factor information to this database.

  • Open Access deal discount. Here you can find out how high the discount on the Article Processing Charges will be for a specific journal. The corresponding author (or sometimes the first author) has to be affiliated with Wageningen UR. Information from these deals has been added to the database:

BioMedCentral, Cogitatio, Elsevier, SpringerOpen and Springer Open Choice collection, MDPI, Royal Society of Chemistry and Wiley OnlineOpen Collection.

  • Open Access (Gold). A Gold Open Access journal makes its complete contents available to readers at no costs. This is also known as a full Open Access journal. Depending on the journal, an author may have to pay Article Processing Charges.
  • Quartile. Each journal with an Impact Factor can be placed in a quartile Q1 to Q4 according to the position it has in the Impact Factor distribution of the subject category. Q1 has the highest Impact Factors and Q4 the lowest.

Before you submit your article, please check at the publishers' website if the information is still up to date. When you have found a journal, go to 'more info'. Links to the publishers' websites are available under 'Open Access'.