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Publishing in Open Access

Transformative agreements

Transformative agreements are intended to enable the transition of scientific literature towards Open Access.
They are signed between institutions or consortia and the major international commercial publishers and they include costs to access the contents (Read), as well as open access publication costs (Publish) in hybrid journals, for a specified number of articles per year (voucher / token).

Thanks to the transformative agreements, the authors affiliated to an institution can publish in open access without additional costs (APC - Article Processing Charges) under a Creative Commons license (generally CC-BY)

Currently, the Bocconi Library has signed through the CARE-CRUI consortium on behalf of the University these transformative agreements:

Only the corresponding author affiliated with Bocconi University is eligible to publish under transformative agreements.

The Library will verify the author affiliation and will validate the request for open access publication, according to the procedure established by each individual publisher on its publishing platform.

Other reductions for publishing in Open Access

Corresponding authors affiliated with the University can benefit from reduced APCs for open access publication on a series of hybrid Elsevier journals (2018-2022).

Information and support

More information on Open Access.

Last Update: 1/3/2022

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