Stirling joins John Benjamins Agreement: free Open Access Publishing for our authors

Stirling has joined the John Benjamins Read & Publish Agreement for 2022.

This means in return for a one-off payment by the Library, Stirling authors will have free uncapped open access publishing in all John Benjamins journals – covering journals broadly in the field of linguistics. See the full list of journals.

Open access publication is free at the point of publication to the author – the costs have already been covered by the subscription fee paid by the library. The only requirement is that the Stirling author is the corresponding author.  Article types covered are: research articles, reviews and introductory articles.

There is no need to apply to Stirling’s APC Fund or inform the Library when publishing in these journals as the corresponding author.

We will also have read access for students and staff to these journal titles: Babel, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Interpreting, ITL International Journal of Applied and Linguistics, Target.

The Agreement will be retrospective from 1st January 2022 and runs until 31st December 2022.

If you are not the corresponding author of your John Benjamins article, the publisher has a generous “Green” open access route that means you can deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in an Open Access repository like STORRE with no embargo needed.  John Benjamins also permit using a CC BY licence on the manuscript where a funder requires it. So whether using the Agreement, or the Green route by depositing in Worktribe (for STORRE), Stirling researchers can comply with Plan S-aligned research funders such as the UKRI, Wellcome Trust and EU funders.

The University is a member of a number of agreements supporting the move to greater open access for our research, in cost efficient ways – see our Publisher Memberships and Transformative Arrangements page.

Clare Allan
Senior Research Librarian

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