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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 or agreed a discount for 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.

Get in touch to find out more

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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. Select the journal you wish to publish your work in and visit the journal homepage. Click 'Submit your paper' to be taken to ScholarOne where you will upload your submission.
  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 CCBY licence.
  4. You will need to complete and sign the CCBY licence and return by email to the Emerald contact.
  5. Your article will be published open access via

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

Our APC partnerships

Do you want to find out more about publishing partnerships?

If you have any questions about our existing partnerships and APC voucher eligibility please get in touch.

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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.