How to be published in open access in EDP Sciences journals?
Am I eligible?
If you are a corresponding author AND your institution has joined the national agreement – yes, you are eligible to publish your article as Open Access.
Does the journal in which I submit appear in the national agreement?
Do I have to pay publication fees for my article? (APC, article processing charge)
If the journal to which you are submitting your article is included in the national agreement, you do not have to pay a publication fee (APC).*
Is this effective and for how long?
The agreement is already effective and has been negotiated until December 31, 2021 (date of publication).
How do I submit?
You submit your article and let your institution know. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with the instructions to follow.
Who can I contact if I have a question or a problem?
More information on the EDP Sciences national agreement
EDP Sciences is a publisher governed by learned societies and actively supports the transition to Open Access. This national agreement is the only one of its kind. The list of journals is subject to change from one year to another, depending on the policies of learned societies that own the journals. Indeed, many journals published by EDP Sciences are the property of learned societies or institutions. EDP Sciences must therefore respect the will of its partners. Open Access publication is not always financially viable; however, EDP Sciences is working to change this and any changes that occur will be communicated to all institutions of Higher Education and Research.
*Provided that the number of articles negotiated is not exceeded.