Publication of articles and funding of open access

When publishing an article, you have to consider which journal you will publish in, and check out the possibility of open access-publishing. On this page you can get help with this, and the information about the "publish and read"-agreements is particulary important.

Open access journals = journals with free, unrestricted online access to all articles (the authors have payed APC - article processing charges).

Hybrid journals = subscription-based journals that allow authors to make individual articles gold open access immediately on payment of an article publication charge.

To-do-list when publishing articles
Publish and read agreements
Open access-fund
Discount on the publishing fee for Frontiers' journals

To-do-list when publishing articles

  • Selection of journal
    It is important to choose a journal that is approved at level 1 or 2, so that NIH gets a score for the article. You can check out the journal level by searching for the journal in NSD's register of scientific publishing channels.

  • Open access journals
    If you choose an open access journal, and it is registered in NSD's register, you can expect it to be a quality journal. 
  • Open access-publishing (open access and hybrid)
    Once you have chosen a journal, it is preferable that the article is published open access. This can be done by selecting a journal in our publish and read agreements. If it's not there, you can apply to get the APC financed by the open access-fund.

Publish and read agreements

NIH has agreements with the pulishers Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and Springer which allow researchers to publish articles open access without APC / author fees in a number of journals.

How does it work for you as a researcher?
In short: you choose open access and include NIH as your affiliation when submitting an article. The library will then receive email from the publisher and approve open access.

Contact Elin Hecker at the library.

Open access-fund

Funds will be allocated consecutively on a "first come first served"-principle.
NB! In 2020 the fund will only support articles in open access journals (see  glossary on your right hand side).

  • Send your application when the article is accepted
    APPLICATION FORM [pdf, in Norwegian] 
  • Corresponding author must have NIH as author affiliation in the article
  • The journal has to be approved at level 1 or 2 in NSD Database
  • If the journal itself is open access, it has to be registered in DOAJ

More information can be found in the guidelines [pdf, in Norwegian]. Contact Elin Hecker at the library if you have any questions.

Discount on the publishing fee for Forntiers' journals

In 2020 we get a 10% discount on the publishing fee (APC) for journals published by Frontiers. All the publications from Frontiers are open access journals - click here for a list of journals.