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Open access publishing agreements

We work closely with libraries and national consortia to support their goals and requirements for open access research output. A number of organisations have established partnerships with us to cover the cost of an agreed number of gold open access articles from their regions.

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Are you eligible for a prepaid APC voucher?

As an author, if you are affiliated with one of our partner organisations you may be eligible for a prepaid APC voucher.

To assess your eligibility please see our list of current agreements.

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Where can I use my APC voucher?

These vouchers can be used to cover the costs of publishing your article gold open access via the following channels:

  • Fully open access journals
  • Hybrid open access journals
  • Emerald Open Research

Find a journal

 

How to use my APC voucher or discount in a journal

  1. Visit Scholar One to submit your article to your chosen journal.
  2. Once you have uploaded your submission documents, you will be asked if you want to publish your article as open access. Select the ‘Yes, I want to publish my article open access’ option
  3. Your article now enters the peer-review process. If your article is accepted, you will receive an email with your CC BY licence.
  4. You will need to complete and sign the CC BY licence and return by email to the Emerald contact.
  5. Your article will be published open access via www.emerald.com/insight

How to use my APC voucher or discount on Emerald Open Research

  1. Visit Emerald Open Research and submit your work
  2. If you are eligible for an APC voucher or discount this will be automatically applied based on your institutional email address
  3. You will be contacted regarding the APC voucher or discount allocation
  4. Your work will be published open access via www.emeraldopenresearch.com

Our APC partnerships

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If you have any questions about APC vouchers including your eligibility, please get in touch.

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Article processing charge (APC) waiver policy

Find our more about our APC waiver policy that allows authors from low- and middle-income countries to publish their work open access.

View APC waiver policy

Publish with us

Choose the right home for your research across our journals, books, teaching cases and our Open Research platform. Follow our guides and find the right resources to help you submit, publish and promote your work.

Publish with us

View our open research policies

Read about our gold and green open access policies, processing charges and licensing.

Open research policies

Got a question?

Visit our open research FAQs, where we have answered some frequently asked questions about open research.

View our open research FAQs