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The University of St Andrews joins Frontiers – JISC national open access deal -

Open access publisher Frontiers has announced that the University of St Andrews has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. The landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7 percent of the world’s research.

The University of St Andrews supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of the deal, eligible authors may publish in any Frontiers journal at no cost to them and with a simplified process.

Eligible authors will benefit from a streamlined invoicing process, relieving authors of the responsibility of payment. Furthermore, the University of St Andrews will benefit from a discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles covered by the agreement.

This agreement will further encourage the University of St Andrews’ authors to publish open access, increasing uptake of open access to the results of mostly publicly funded research, to the benefit of the scholarly community and the public at large, while reducing costs.

Article should be submitted under the agreement by select ‘University of St Andrews’ as the payer in the invoice section. Frontiers will verify eligibility with the University of St Andrews and, if confirmed, the APC will be paid by the university upon acceptance.

Information on whether the article is eligible under the agreement and further details can be found at the University of St Andrews Publisher Memberships page. More information on Frontiers’ institutional agreements can be found at institutional memberships page.

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