Read & Publish

Information for authors

On behalf of the Palacký University Olomouc, several read & publish agreements with major academic publishers have been negotiated by CzechELib national consortium. 

  • American Chemical Society - complete waiver of Open Access (OA) publishing fees (APC) in all hybrid journals, Au journals and ACS Omega;

  • Cambridge University Press - complete waiver of APC in all journals;

  • De Gruyter - 20% discount on APCs in pure and hybrid OA journals + 2 OA articles (tokens) only in hybrid titles; both articles allocated for 2024 have already been depleted. 

  • IOP Publishing - free unlimited publishing of OA articles in all titles (hybrid and Gold OA) with a few exceptions

  • Oxford University Press - complete waiver of APC in all journals (with a few exceptions);

  • Royal Society of Chemistry - free unlimited publishing of OA articles in all titles (hybrid and Gold OA);

  • SAGE - Reduced APC (200 GBP) for hybrid titles (SAGE choice) and 20% discount on APC on most Pure Gold journals from the SAGE Humanities & Social Sciences 2023 collection;

  • Springer Nature - free publication of a limited number of OA articles (tokens) in hybrid titles at (Springer, Adis, Palgrave and academic journals on Still available for drawdown in 2024. The allocation is likely to cover the annual publication activity. 

  • Taylor & Francis - free publication of a limited number of OA articles (tokens) only in hybrid titles. All articles allocated for 2024 have already been depleted by May 9.  

  • Wiley - free publication of a limited number of OA articles (tokens) only in hybrid titles. Available for drawdown in 2024, the allocation will cover the annual publication activity. 

Important notice:

  • Unless otherwise stated, the benefits of the agreements apply only to corresponding authors from the Palacký University Olomouc as a consortium member.
  • A corresponding author should use his/her UP e-mail address (, in other cases a correct identification cannot be guaranteed.
  • In the case of publishers with a limited number of tokens (Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and Wiley), please check with the OA administrator at for OA publishing options.


On the CzechELib webpage detailed instructions for the authors along with an Informative List of Journals with OA Publishing (version 4, 11. 9. 2023), including filtering by institution, publisher and OA type, can be found.

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