Publish in an open access journal
Read about our green, gold and platinum policies, article processing charges and funding. Search over 350 journals to find the right home for your open access research.
Choose your open access route
You can publish open access in any of our journals through our gold, green and platinum routes.
If you have already published in a subscription journal and would like to make your paper open access, you can submit a request through our retrospective open access policy and follow the green open access, or self-archiving, route.
Green open access
Our green open access route offers all Emerald journal authors or book chapter authors the option to make their research immediately and openly available upon official publication, free from payment.
We are one of only a handful of publishers that doesn’t impose an embargo period.
Gold open access
Publish in a fully open journal
All articles published in our fully open access journals are published gold OA. Your article will undergo full peer review and you will be invoiced for the article processing charge (APC).
Publish in a hybrid journal
You can choose to publish gold open access in any of our journals by indicating on the editorial system when you submit your paper.
Your article will undergo full peer review and you will be invoiced for the article processing charge (APC). We make sure that paying subscribers to the journal are not charged to access the open content.
Platinum open access
We publish platinum, also referred to as sponsored, open access journals in partnership with organisations such as universities and associations. There are no processing charges associated with these.
Article processing charges
We have an article processing charge (APC) rate of £2,870/$3,874/€3,300 (plus VAT where applicable) for publishing in a hybrid journal or in the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. This covers the cost of turning a manuscript into a published article and disseminating to the widest audience.
For our new fully open access journals, APCs will be waived for manuscripts submitted before July 31st 2024. Thereafter the APC will be £1,250/$1,500/€1,438 (plus VAT) per article accepted.
We determine the APC of our open access journals by benchmarking against comparable journals in the same or closely aligned research field and taking into account editorial, production, archiving and promotion values and costs.
ICE gold open access journal
2024: £1,250/$1,500/€1,438 (plus VAT where applicable).
ICE Publishing hybrid journals
Find a journal
Search our journal titles to find the right home for your open access research. Find out what is required to submit your paper in the author guidelines and submit your paper online.
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