May 17, 2022

UK Universities Reach New National Open Access Deal with Frontiers

From JISC and/or Frontiers

Researchers from 180 UK universities can now benefit from a national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers, the second largest fully open access publisher in the UK.

This landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7% of the world’s research


The agreement is effective from 1 December 2019 until November 2022. As part of the agreement, researchers affiliated with participating organisations will have full access to Frontiers’ open science tools, including collaborative peer-review, article and author impact metrics, and enhanced dissemination tools such as Loop.

All submitted articles will remain subject to Frontiers’ editorial processes, policies and conditions including rigorous peer review, and all accepted articles will be published under an open license (CC-BY) that allows authors (or their institutions) to retain copyright.

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