Transformative Agreements and Open Access: IOPP and Springer Nature

Last October, we announced that Loyola Marymount University authors were able to publish open access at a reduced cost or no cost to the author through transformative agreements between ACS Publications, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, and our library consortium, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). SCELC has announced two additional transformative agreements: IOP Publishing and Springer Nature. The corresponding author must be affiliated with Loyola Marymount University to benefit from these transformative agreements. We list all the transformative agreements for LMU authors on our Scholarly Publishing LibGuide. Each publisher agreement has specific article specifications and processes, please read the following to learn more.

IOP Publishing (valid until 2025)

According to IOPP, open access articles receive 81% higher downloads and 31% higher citations compared with non-open access articles. IOPP offers any LMU corresponding authors open access publishing for primary research at no charge. During the submission process, you use your institutional affiliation and LMU email to automatically associate with the SCELC agreement and, upon acceptance, access the open access publishing offer. Primary research, including research articles, letters, papers, reviews, and special issue articles, are all eligible. Authors can use IOP Publishing Journal Finder (click ‘Select Institution’ and type in ‘Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium’) to confirm the 70+ journals covered by the transformative agreement. This transformative agreement excludes American Astronomical Society Journals and Hybrid Society titles.

Springer Nature (valid until 2024)

The Springer Nature Transformative Agreement allows any LMU corresponding author to publish open access free of charge. The agreement covers 2,068 hybrid journals contained within Springer, society-owned “Academic Journals on,” Adis, and Palgrave collections. The agreement does not cover the 279 fully open access journals in the Springer portfolio. Upon submission, authors should use their LMU email address to receive the benefits of the transformative agreement.

We list all the transformative agreements for LMU authors on our Scholarly Publishing LibGuide. Increase the downloads and citations of your articles by publishing open access! Contact Jessea Young, scholarly communications librarian, if you have any questions.