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Scholarly Publishing & Communication

Guide to resources and tools related to scholarly publications, including information on copyright, open access publishing agreements, publication services, and citation rates.

Publishing Overview

What publishing services are available at UGA?

The UGA Libraries offer access and support to multiple publication services for the UGA community. Many publisher agreements allow members to access and publish content at no charge. Additionally, services like ScholarWorksUGA provide a space for UGA authors to publish their scholarly and creative works at the institution. Information about these services and support is detailed below.

UGA Open Access Agreements

UGA Libraries support for Open Access publishing agreements

The Open Access publishing model provides free and immediate access to publications. The UGA Libraries developed agreements with many publishers providing access for members of the UGA community to read journal content at no charge and for UGA authors to publish journal content at no charge, avoiding Article Processing Charges (APCs) for their accepted manuscripts. 

Learn more about the Open Access (OA) publishing business model here!

Existing Open Access Agreements

A list of current UGA Open Access publishing agreements is provided below. Click on the link to find out information about how to publish OA, article processing fees (APCs), and other relevant information.

            UGA authors can publish their articles open access at no additional cost in over 90 journals published by IOP.

  • MDPI

    UGA authors receive a 10% discount toward their APC to publish their accepted manuscripts in an MDPI journal. Starting in November 2023, MDPI is offering a 25% discount on their Language Editing Services for UGA authors. Discounts are automatically applied when authors use their institutional email address. Click here for more information. 

  • The Royal Society of Chemistry

            UGA authors may publish their accepted papers open access in all hybrid and gold OA journals at no additional cost. 

  • Wiley Read & Publish

    UGA authors can publish their accepted papers in a Wiley Hybrid journal, a Wiley fully OA journal, or Hindawi journal on or from 1 January 2024 onwards. Restricted to article types that are primary research and review articles, including but not limited to original articles, case studies, reviews, short communications.

Author's Rights

Open access publishing is often still possible without an existing institutional publisher agreement. When your publication is accepted, you will sign an agreement with your publisher. This is your chance to negotiate the terms that meet the needs of your research. For example, if you would like to put a copy of your publication in a repository for wider accessibility and the agreement does not allow for that, you can negotiate the contract with the publisher.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has created this resource to help you draft a contract addendum and attach it to your agreement.

OA resources