Open Access agreements

Heal-Link has endorsed Open Access (hereinafter OA) since the beginning of the OA movement adopting policies and practices that support both the green and the gold OA route. Specifically, with regards to the gold route, HEAL-Link has signed several agreements with scientific publishers with a provision for OA publications covering the respective APCs partially or fully, and has joined a few memberships and OA initiatives.

For the time being, all the agreements with the provision for OA publications support the publication of articles only in scientific electronic journals. To enable OA provision, the corresponding author ought to be affiliated with a HEAL-Link member and state his/her affiliation in the article while the manuscript should be submitted with the author’s institutional email address. Τhere is a detailed description of the eligibility criteria at the end of the page, referring to authors not “actively affiliated” with HEAL-Link members institutions.

We recommend that you carefully read the terms of each agreement, because they are different for each publisher. Additionally, you may search for the title of an eligible journal and/or choose one of the available options, i.e. journals with a discount or with a waiver, via the tool Index of Eligible Open Access Journals.


Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to the full collection (ACM Books excluded) and covers the APCs of an unlimited number of OA publications
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Computer science and related fields
APCs: None
Type of article: Research articles, review articles and conference or proceedings papers
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals
Type of license: All CC licences
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): All ACM published authors retain the right to post the pre-submitted (also known as “pre-prints”), submitted, accepted, and peer-reviewed versions of their work in any and all of the following sites: author’s homepage, author’s Institutional Repository, any Repository legally mandated by the agency or funder funding the research on which the work is based and any Non-Commercial Repository or Aggregation that does not duplicate ACM tables of contents. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage


Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and covers the APCs of an unlimited number of OA publications
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None
Type of articles: Research articles, review articles, rapid communication, brief report, case report
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals
Type of license: All CC licences
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here and here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Preprints may be posted on personal webpage and on repositories at any time. The accepted manuscript (AM) may be posted on personal webpage upon acceptance and on departmental, institutional and/or non-commercial subject repository upon acceptance for Humanities and Social Sciences journals and after an embargo period of 6 months for STM journals. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage. You may find more information about the publisher’s preprints policy here
Agreement details: A 3 year Read & Publish agreement, which provides a gradual access to the full collection of journals and covers the APCs of 70 OA publications per year. More info here
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of 70 publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of articles: Research articles, review articles, rapid communication
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals of each year (in 2019 the journals of 2016 Full Collection, in 2020 the journals of 2019 Full Collection and in 2021 the journals of 2021 Full Collection). You may find the current list of journals here
Type of license: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-SA and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Preprints may be posted online at any time in institutional repositories. Accepted manuscripts may be posted online in institutional repositories on publication for humanities and social sciences journals, and six months after publication for science, technical and medical journals (STM journals)


Agreement details: A yearly agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and covers the APCs of 35 publications (30 in Hybrid Open Access journals and 5 in Gold Open Access journals)
Time period: 2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of 30 publications in HOA journals and of 5 publications in GOA journals respectively hasn’t been reached
Type of articles: All article types
Eligible journals: Hybrid and gold OA journals as well as journals included in the Subscribe to Open model. You may find the current list of eligible titles here
Type of license: CC BY and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Author may use the final published version of an article (publisher pdf) for self-archiving (author’s personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository (on a non-profit server) after an embargo period of 12 months after publication. The published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles’ DOI must be set. Author MAY NOT self-archive his/her articles in public and/or commercial subject based repositories. Additionally, you may visit publisher’s related webpage
Agreement details: A 3-year agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and covers the APCs of 25 publications per year
Time period: 2021-2023
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of 25 publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of articles: All article types, excluding types such as book reviews, letters, editorials, obituaries, errata etc.
Eligible journals: Hybrid journals and yearbooks. You may find the current list of eligible titles here
Type of license: CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Author may use the final published version of an article (published pdf) for self-archiving (author’s personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository (on a non-profit server) after an embargo period of 12 months after publication. The published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles’ DOI must be set. Author MAY NOT self-archive his/her articles in public and/or commercial subject based repositories. Additionally, you may visit publisher’s related webpage


Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and a 20% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 20% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: Case Report (CRP), Data (DAT), Full-length article (FLA), Microarticle (MIC), Original software publication (OSP), Practice Guidelines (PGL), Protocol (PRO), Review article (REV-journals), Replication Studies (RPL), Short communication (SCO), Short survey (SSU), Video Article (VID)
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals except for Cell and Lancet. You may find the list of journals here
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: Elsevier publication process
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Preprints may be posted online at any time in institutional repositories but some society-owned journals may have different preprint policies. Please check “Guide for Authors” section of every journal for further information. Additionally, you may visit publisher’s related webpage
Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and a 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: Case Report (CRP), Data (DAT), Full-length article (FLA), Microarticle (MIC), Original software publication (OSP), Practice Guidelines (PGL), Protocol (PRO), Review article (REV-journals), Replication Studies (RPL), Short communication (SCO), Short survey (SSU), Video Article (VID)
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals except for Cell and Lancet. You may find the list of journals here
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Preprints may be posted online at any time in institutional repositories but some society-owned journals may have different preprint policies. Please check “Guide for Authors” section of every journal for further information. Additionally, you may visit publisher’s related webpage


Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and a 10% discount on APC
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: Full article content, such as research articles etc.
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals
Type of license: CC-BY
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): From the date of publication, authors may store (self-archive) the author accepted manuscript of their articles in their personal repository, the repository of their company or institutional repository or their subject repository and to make them available Open Access for non-commercial scholarly purposes subject to full attribution. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage
Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and a 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: Full article content, such as research articles etc.
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals. You may find the journal list here
Type of license: CC-BY
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): As soon as an article is published, the version of the article that has been accepted for publication (the Author Accepted Manuscript) can be deposited by the author on a personal website, on a subject repository and on a company or institutional repository used for a variety of non-commercial scholarly purposes, subject to full attribution

For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage.



Agreement details: A gateway for all the authors affiliated with HEAL-Link member-institutions to publish a wide variety of research outputs in an innovative, open, and transparent way, free of charge. Thirty (30) publications per year are covered by HEAL-Link, on a first come first served basis
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None provided that the number of the waived publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of article: Brief Reports, Data Notes, Genome Notes, Policy Briefs, Case Studies, Case Reports, Clinical Practice Articles, Software Tool Articles, Method Articles, Study Protocols, Registered Reports, Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Opinion Articles, Correspondence and Editorials
Type of license: All CC licences
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here

Estimated number of articles expected to run out in April 2024


Agreement details: A 3-year agreement which provides access to the ASPP and POP ALL Packages and covers the APC’s of 180 publications in total
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Electrical engineering and related fields
APCs: None, provided that the number of the waived publication hasn’t been reached. Additional charges, such as colored pages etc., are not covered by the agreement
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Authors may share or post their accepted article on author’s personal website, author’s employer’s website or institutional repository, arXiv.org, TechRxiv.org, Funder’s repository. Policies may vary on a case-by-case basis, so it is recommended that you visit the Publisher’s webpages, here and here
Agreement details: Access to the ASPP and POP ALL Packages and a 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Electrical engineering, computer science and related fields
APCs: 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals. You may find the current journals lists at Hybrid journals, Topical journals, IEEE Access
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy):

The author may share or post their author-submitted article on institutional repository, if required. IEEE must be credited as the copyright holder with the following statement included in all IEEE-copyrighted material:

 

© 20XX IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

 

For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage



Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to the collection of journals and covers the APCs of an unlimited number of OA publications
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Physics and related fields
APCs: None
Type of article: Research paper, special issue, letter and review article (for “Reports on Progress in Physics” the agreement covers the primary research articles only)
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid titles and the title “Reports on Progress in Physics”. You may find the current list of the eligible titles here
Type of license: CC-BY
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Authors publishing in IOP Publishing (IOP) journals may share and reuse their article in several ways. Any article published under the deal with a Creative Commons CC BY license, can be posted to institutional and subject repositories immediately, in accordance with the terms of that CC BY license. For full details, please refer to the preprint policy. The policy applies to all articles submitted to or published by IOP, whether on a subscription or gold open access basis. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage


Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) is participating in the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) initiative and empowers all Greek researchers in the fields of Social Sciences and the Humanities to access and publish in all OLH journals without any financial burden.

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to open access publishing with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). The OLH is funded by international consortium of libraries who support its mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future.

You can find more information in the OLH press release.

Agreement details: Access to all OLH journals and publish in all OLH journals without any financial burden for OA publications
Time period: Sep 2019 – 2024
Discipline: Social sciences and Humanities
APCs: None


Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and covers the APCs of 231 publications in total
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of the waived publications hasn’t been reached. Additional charges, such as colored pages etc., are not covered by the agreement
Type of article: Research article, review article, brief report and case report
Eligible journals: All hybrid journals
Type of license:
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): The authors may upload the pre-print version of their article on a personal website and an institutional or non-commercial subject based repository at any time. The accepted manuscript may be uploaded on a personal website only after publication and on an institutional or non-commercial subject based repository after an embargo period. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage
Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and a yearly pre-payment account for the coverage of APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the yearly amount of the pre-payment account for the coverage of APCs hasn’t been reached
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: All hybrid journals. You may find the current list of hybrid journals here
Type of license: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy):

The author may upload the accepted manuscript PDF to an institutional repository, provided that public availability is delayed until 12 months after first online publication in the journal. When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, author should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the version of record:

 

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL that the author will receive upon publication here]

 

For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage.



Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to 37 journal titles and covers the APCs of 189 publications in hybrid journals totally, the APCs of 5 publications per year in RSC Advances and the APCs of 5 publications per year in other Gold OA journals
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Chemistry and related fields
APCs: None, provided that the number of the waived publications hasn’t been reached. Additional charges, such as colored pages etc., are not covered by the agreement.
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: Hybrid and gold OA journals. You may find the journal list here
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): The accepted manuscript may be shared with individuals for personal use, used for teaching or training materials and deposited on a personal website, institutional repository, or other not-for-profit repository after an embargo period of 12 months. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpage
Agreement details: A 3 year Read & Publish agreement, which provides access to 40 journals and covers the APCs of 63 OA publications per year
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Chemistry and related fields
APCs: None, provided that the number of 63 publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: All hybrid journals. You may find the list of journals here
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): An article which is not published as OA, may be posted only in author’s institutional repository in the form that has been accepted (accepted author form) with an embargo period of 12 months


Agreement details: A 3 year agreement which provides access to the collection of journals Premier 2014 and a 20% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 20% discount on APCs of OA publications
Type of article: All types except for editorials, letters to the editor, supplements, and book reviews
Eligible journals: You may find the current list of the eligible titles here
Type of license: CC-BY and CC-BY-NC
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): The authors may share the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript at any time after the paper is accepted and in any format. The sharing of the Original Submission or Accepted Manuscript may include posting a downloadable copy on any website, saving a copy in any repository or network, sharing a copy through any social media channel, and distributing print or electronic copies. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpages, here and here. For information on use of Institutional Repository (IR) copies by authors and IR users, see Posting to an Institutional Repository – Green Open Access


Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link) is participating in the SCOAP3 since 2014 and empowers all Greek researchers in the field of High-Energy Physics to access and publish in the SCOAP3 journals without any financial burden.

SCOAP3 is a one-of-its-kind partnership of over three thousand libraries, key funding agencies and research centers in 44 countries and 3 intergovernmental organizations. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors. SCOAP3 centrally pays publishers for costs involved in providing Open Access, publishers in turn reduce subscription fees to all their customers, who can re-direct these funds to contribute to SCOAP3. Each country contributes in a way commensurate to its scientific output in the field of High-Energy Physics. In addition, existing Open Access journals are also centrally supported, removing any existing financial barrier for authors.

SCOAP3 journals are open for any scientist to publish in without any financial barriers. Copyright stays with authors, and a permissive CC-BY license allow text- and data-mining. All articles appear in the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution, as well as being Open Access on publishers’ websites.

You can find more information and data for SCOAP3 here.

Agreement details: Access to all SCOAP3 journals and publish in all SCOAP3 journals without any financial burden for OA publications
Time period: 2014-2024
Discipline: High energy physics and related fields
APCs: None

The estimated number of articles has been run out


Agreement details: A 3-year agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and covers the APC’s of 1,118 publications in total
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of the waived publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of article: Original Paper (may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper or Research Paper), Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education
Eligible journals: You may find the current list of the eligible titles here
Type of license: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: You may find material regarding the author workflow here
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Authors publishing via the gold open access route are encouraged to deposit the final published PDF in their institutional repository or any suitable subject repository on publication. Authors should provide a link from the deposited version to the URL of the publisher’s website. Where articles are published via the subscription route, Springer Nature permits authors to self-archive the accepted manuscript (AM), on their own personal website and/or in their funder or institutional repositories, for public release after an embargo period. The policies may vary and it’s recommended to visit the publisher’s webpage for more information


Agreement details: A 3-year agreement which provides access to the full collection of journals and covers the APC’s of 1,320 publications in total
Time period: 2022-2024
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: None, provided that the number of the waived publications per year hasn’t been reached
Type of article: Case study, Commentary, Data article, Education, Lecture, Method and Protocol, Perspective, Practice and Policy, Rapid publication, Research article, Review article, Short communication, Technical note
Eligible journals: All hybrid journals. Before submitting, it is recommended to be informed here about the journals that flipped to Gold Open Access (and therefore to non eligible)
Type of license: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-ND, CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported by HEAL-Link”
Guidelines for authors: Hybrid journals publication process
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): Authors of articles published in Wiley journals are permitted to self-archive the submitted (preprint) version of the article at any time, and may self-archive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period. Self-archiving of the accepted version is subject to an embargo period of 12-24 months.Self-archiving requirements vary depending on the article version being archived. Authors may use the Author Compliance Tool to check. For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpages, here and here
Agreement details: Access to the full collection of journals and a 10% discount on APCs of OA publications
Time period: 2019-2021
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
APCs: 10% discount on APCs of OA publications. Authors are requested to contact the HEAL-Link Office in order to get the discount code
Type of article: All article types
Eligible journals: All gold OA and hybrid journals
Type of license: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-ND
Funding acknowledgement note: It is recommended to add in the section Acknowledgements of the manuscript during its submission to the publisher’s system, the following note: “The publication of the article in OA mode was financially supported in part by HEAL-Link”
Self-archiving (Green OA policy): The submitted (preprint) version may be placed on the author’s institutional repository without an embargo period. The accepted (peer-reviewed) version is subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical, medical, and psychology (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final article and may be placed on the author’s institutional repository after the relevant embargo period. You may use publisher’s Author Compliance Tool to check the embargo period for individual journals or check their copyright policy on Wiley Online Library

For more information, you may visit publisher’s related webpages, Open access options and Licensing.