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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. 

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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 for books and journals gives you the option to make your research openly available, free from payment and embargo periods.

Our zero-embargo policy means you can self-archive in a repository as soon as your research is published. 


Gold open access

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. You can find the APCs on your chosen journal’s page.

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).

Fully open access journals

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. 

View our sponsored journals

Article processing charges

We have a single rate APC of £2,400/$3,240/€2,880 for publishing in a hybrid or fully open access journal. This covers the cost of turning a manuscript into a published article and dissemination to the widest audience.

APCs and funding

We partner with organisations globally to cover gold open access. Find out about our current APC and discover funding available to you in your region.

Find out about APCs

APC waiver policy

We have a dedicated annual fund to support open access publishing from low or lower-middle income countries in our fully open journals and on Emerald Open Research.

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Got a question?

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

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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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Discover alternatives to open access journals and see the benefits to publishing open access with us. 

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Open policies

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

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Emerald Open Research

Choose our gold open research platform for fast and transparent publishing aligned to the Sustainable Developement Goals. Publish outputs from research articles and data notes, to study protocols and methods articles. 

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