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Open access (OA) has become an important way to make research findings freely available for anyone to access and view. Open access serves authors and the wider community by publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed OA content. We support and promote all forms of OA that are financially sustainable. Our introduction to open access page provides some essential information about the types of OA we offer.

We publish Gold OA journals and books, and we work with publishing partners such as learned societies to develop OA for different communities. We also support Plan S, social sharing and Green OA (also called Green archiving) across our journals and books programmes, allowing authors to deposit content in PubMed Central, other institutional and subject-specific repositories, and commercial social sharing sites. Open access allows authors to comply with the Gold and Green OA requirements of major funders, including Gold OA for Plan S.

For authors and others
  • Gold OA journals, books and Elements
  • Our Article Processing Charges (APCs) for journals
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for journals
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for books
  • Green OA and social sharing policy for Elements
  • Preprint policy for journals
  • Plan S compliance
  • Social sharing information and policies

  • For institutions
  • Transparent journal pricing policy and avoiding double-dipping