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Free Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Chapman Authors

Information on agreements that allow Chapman University authors to publish open access for free in selected journals.

Read-and-publish deal with IOP

Chapman University, as a member of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), is part of a read-and-publish agreement with IOP (Institute of Physics) for 2023-2025. This agreement allows Chapman-affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access in many IOP journals at no cost to themselves.

In other terms, this agreement covers the Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Chapman authors whose research articles are accepted for publication in applicable IOP journals.

Please read on for information to determine if your research publication is eligible and to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Is my research eligible?  

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be primary research (including research papers, special issue articles, letters and review articles) accepted during the term of the agreement.
  • Be published in one of the 76 eligible titles.
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with Chapman University (i.e. faculty, permanent/temporary/visiting researcher, staff, or student).

How to publish Open Access under this agreement  

The process of identifying eligible authors and coordinating open access publication is fairly automated. Author identification is based on an autofill institution list and approval is automatic based on institutional association. However, author opt-out is allowed if an author wishes to publish under a subscription/paywall. OA articles will be published with a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, although ECS titles also have the option for a CC-BY-NC-ND license.