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SJSU Library Supports Open Access Publishing

The SJSU Library supports open access publishing for SJSU faculty through read and publish agreements with academic publishers. These agreements allow the library to cover the cost of open access publishing for SJSU faculty.

About Read and Publish Agreements

Read and publish agreements expand traditional subscription agreements between the library and publishers to include support for SJSU authors to publish their work open access. You may also see these agreements referred to as transformative agreements. If we are able to negotiate these types of agreements with more publishers, we will continue to update the list below.


Through a pilot agreement between Elsevier and CSU, SJSU authors are able to publish open access in applicable Elsevier journals at no additional cost to the author. Learn more about the agreement between Elsevier and CSU.

Use Elsevier's journal search tool to find eligible titles.

Cambridge University Press

As part of an agreement reached through the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), SJSU authors can publish open access in Cambridge University Press Journals at no additional cost to the author. 

See which Cambridge journals are part of this agreement.

American Chemical Society

SJSU is one of over 50 California institutions to enter into a read and publish agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS). This agreement allows SJSU authors to publish open access in ACS journals at a discounted rate. Learn more about the agreement with ACS.

IGI Global

SJSU has reached an agreement with IGI Global which will provide open access to a limited number of previously-published articles and book chapters by SJSU authors. Learn more about IGI Global's read and publish initiative.

Open Access Funds

At this time, the SJSU Library is not able to offer funding directly to faculty authors to subsidize the cost of Article Processing Charges (APCs).