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Open Access

Background Information

The Library strongly encourages members of the Polytechnique Montréal research community to favor the green road to make their publications available in open access in an institutional or disciplinary repository whenever possible. This option is free for authors and readers (see PolyPublie).

However, some publishers still do not allow the green open access, which ensures free compliance with granting agencies' open access requirements (ex.: they impose embargoes of more than 12 months). In these cases, researchers may have to pay article processing charges (APC) to the publisher to make their article available in open access directly on the journal website. On an institutional scale, these charges are significant.

In this context, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), of which Polytechnique is a member, has negotiated several so-called "transformative agreements" with certain scientific publishers to reduce APCs (in the form of rebates or discounts) or to establish partnerships to facilitate open access publication.

Discounts on article processing charges (APC) for certain publishers for the Polytechnique community


Discount on the article processing charge (APC)

American Chemical Society 250 USD discount for all ACS hybrid journals.
Elsevier ScienceDirect 20% discount for most Elsevier Hybrid and Gold Open Access journals for 2021-2023. There is no discount for Cell PressLancet, and some other society owned journals. More info here.
Institute of Physics No APC for open access publication for 2021-2024.
Royal Society of Chemistry 15% discount for all RSC hybrid journals.
Taylor & Francis 25% discount for T&F Open Select hybrid journals.
Wiley No APCs in 2023-2024 for articles published in Wiley hybrid journals for which the corresponding author is affiliated with Polytechnique.

For more information on how to obtain these discounts, consult the CRKN website.

Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) - Transformative Agreement

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) have negociated a transformative read-and-publish agreement. Under this three-year agreement, retroactive to December 15, 2021, authors affiliated with CRKN member institutions (including Polytechnique Montreal) will be able to publish their articles in most IOPP journals free of charge.

For more information, consult:
A guide to submitting under a Transformative Agreement - IOPP
Researchers from institutions within the Canadian Research Knowledge Network - IOPP
Video: Why publish open access under a transformative agreement?

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