Publish Your Open Access Research Articles with Wiley From March 2020 Swansea University is a participating UK institution in partnership with Wiley and the JISC Open Access Agreement for Institutions. This researcher support is provided by the Swansea University Library Service.
Author’s may publish articles in any of Wiley’s fully Gold Open Access, or OnlineOpen hybrid (subscription) journals with no open access costs to the author*. A list of Wiley’s Open Access and hybrid subscription journals is available from the Open Access Author Dashboard together with access to an Author Compliance Tool so you can check if you meet your funder obligations.
To publish without having to pay additional Article Publication Charges (APCs), the corresponding author must be from a participating UK institution and the article must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020.
Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 2March 2020
You must publish open access in a fully gold OA journal or a hybrid (subscription) journal that offers OnlineOpen
If publishing in a hybrid (subscription) journal, you must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance by using the Wiley Author Services workflow
As the Wiley Open Access Account holder, the Library Research Support team will authorise your request provided you meet the eligibility criteria. Please use a Swansea University email address to help us authenticate your application. We will contact you directly if we need additional information before approving your request
This agreement cannot be used to cover additional charges (e.g. cover, color, and page charges), which individual journals administer separately
Please ensure that you acknowledge your funder and provide details for any supporting data in the published article. This is a requirement for research articles supported by many funders, including UKRI
We are an institutional online publisher of Open Access electronic journals. Our catalogue of titles allow readers to access and use the content free of charge under a Creative Commons licence.
We are growing this service and welcome enquiries from Swansea University researchers considering starting an academic journal. We do not charge the editors of journals for publishing with us on the Open Journal Systems platform (OJS). Editors wishing to transfer established journal titles to Swansea University are welcome to apply.
If you would like to find out more why don’t you come along to the next Academic Publishing Coffee Morning?
At this event, you can:
Speak to experienced academics and professional services staff who already publish journals
See what is really involved in editing and publishing academic publications
Learn about OJS, the journal publishing platform supported by Swansea’s Digital Humanities team
Find out what support we can offer you to set up your own peer-reviewed academic journal as part of Swansea’s digital press
Wednesday February 12th, 11:00 – 13:00 – Nanhyfer Workzone Sem Rm 01 on the Bay Campus
The Game of Open Access is a board game developed by staff at the University of Huddersfield. The aim is to engage researchers with the key concepts and tools required to meet Open Access mandates. Through the use of playful learning, it aims to develop an understanding of the role of Open Access through the initial idea for an article to its acceptance for publication.
In essence, you play as a researcher making your way through the research process landing on square where you pick up a card with a question about Open Access at Swansea University, then discuss and answer the questions to make your way around the board.
The Game is ‘customizable’, so if there are specific questions relevant for your department, we can include them.
Why should you take part?
The Game of Open Access is a fun way of getting to grips with points of confusion around open access (the difference between Green and Gold for example, or which type of manuscript to upload to RIS), in contrast to sitting listening to me talk for an hour. Also there are sweets.
Who is it for?
The game is relevant to researchers at any stage of their career, whether it’s your first introduction to open access or you need a refresh on Swansea’s specific policy. It can also be useful for professional services staff who support researchers. We have previously run the session in the College of Engineering, and the main feedback was not enough questions!
Interested? Get in touch with us to arrange a session in your college by emailing Ellie Downes, Research Librarian at email@example.com
A recent training session at the library looked at getting published in a journal for the first-time. There is a lot to consider and if you can get good advice from supervisors, colleagues and friends in your field that can be really helpful. How do you choose the right journal to submit to? Should you go for high impact factors or open access? How long does the whole process take? What about rejections? How does the peer review process work? What about “supplementary materials” and reserach data sets? What is meant by “Open Access” journals and should you be considering these? And, then, once published, don’t forget to think about how you are going to publicise your research.
Powerpoints and handouts from the day are available alongside some additiona materials and suggestions of useful sources of information on Blackboard.
Open science journal F1000Research has published over 350 papers in biology and medicine since its launch last year, and now also accepts papers about science communication.
To mark the launch of this new part of the journal, F1000Research is waiving the article processing charge on all science communication papers submitted in 2014. This includes papers about science education, all aspects around publishing, open data, science policy, social media, and other areas of communication relevant to science. More information is available here.
F1000Research is an open science journal for life scientists that offers rapid open access publication, followed by transparent peer review by invited referees, and full data deposition and sharing. The journal accepts reviews and commentaries as well as traditional articles, and publishes all sound science (including small studies).
As part of Open Access week, Rebecca Lawrence (Faculty of 1000) gave the first SURF Seminar talk of this academic year.
Rebecca launched F1000 Posters (an open access repository for conference posters from the world of Bioscience & Medicine). More recently, she has set up F1000 Research, an open access journal but with some interesting and innovative developments in terms of open peer review, and open access to research data.
Under the F1000 Research model, authors can submit articles and have them published online before going through the peer review process. In-house checks are done to ensure basic standards are met before the article is uploaded, but the actual peer-review is done in the open and online. The reviews, themselves, can be read and cited. (Each is given a doi .) Readers can see where reviewers may have regarded the same paper in quite different ways. Is this to be an important development in the future of scholarly publishing? Already, BMC Medicine and BMJ Open are insisting upon open peer review, with the reports being published along with the name and affiliation of the reviewers.
Faculty 1000 goes even further by publishing articles before the peer review process. The reviewers’ reports then follow and are published online. Reviewers must say whether the work is in their opinion “Approved” or “Approved with minor reservations” or “Not Approved”. Once an article has 2 “Approved” or 1 “Approved “ and 2 “Approved with minor reservations”, it will be indexed in Scopus, PubMed, Embase, Cross-Ref and Google Scholar.
What are the arguments in favour of this system?
Speed – The traditional peer review process is cumbersome and slow. This way researchers can get their work out fast and avoid being scooped. F1000 Research claim an article can appear online within a week.
Recognition of the work of reviewers. Because the reviews are open and will have a doi, they can be read and cited.
Preventing or exposing bias in the review process.
These are just a few brief points from Rebecca’s talk. If you are interested in the idea of Open Peer Review, then you may also want to look at: