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Transformative Agreements

Here you will find information about SCU's transformative agreements, agreements that allow SCU-affiliated authors to publish Open Access articles at no cost

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Participating Journals

What is the cost to the author?

No cost. Publication support from grant funding is not requested in this agreement. Nor will the library be charged an additional fee, the cost of open publishing of qualifying articles is covered by our subscription fee.

Publishing Workflow

Who Can Publish?

When submitting your paper, you will be asked to assign a Corresponding Author. The Corresponding Author is the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process, including approving the article proofs. The corresponding author confirms that they have the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The Corresponding Author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review, and publication process. In addition, the Corresponding Author also acts as the point of contact for any inquiries (including those relating to the integrity of the work) after the paper is published.

Which Article types qualify?

All original research articles qualify including research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports and case reports.

Book reviews, discussions, editorials, introductions, letters, meeting reports and proceedings are not covered under transformative agreements.