Supported Open Access publication

The University of Szeged supports Open Access publishing.

The authors should know the following:

  • The Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs and Innovation decides on the grant.
  • Please, request institutional support before submitting your article to the publisher.
  • The University of Szeged will cover the full Article Processing Charge.

I.

The APC support can be requested for fully Open Access journals under the following terms and conditions:

    1. the journal must be ranked Q1 – Q2
    2. in case of two publishers – Frontiers and MDPI -, from January 2020 only those publications will be supported by the University of Szeged Open Access fund which are published in journals ranked Q1 by both Journal Citation Reports IF Rank (Web of Science) and Scimago Journal Rank (Scopus)
    3. the corresponding author of the publication must be affiliated with the University of Szeged
    4. at least half of the co-authors must be affiliated with the University of Szeged
    5. the authors’ publications published since 2014 should be included in the MTMT database with an external publication identifier(s) and institutional affiliation
    6. the accepted manuscript and/or published version of the authors’ every full scientific publication published since 2014 must be uploaded to the SZTE Repository of Publications by setting the appropriate institutional archiving permissions according to the publisher’s copyright transfer agreement. The checking process covers the following subtypes of publications in the MTMT:
      • journal article (article, review article, note, short or rapid communication),
      • book (as an author of an academic textbook or a monograph),
      • book section (book chapter, study).
    7. When submitting the article, please, enter “University of Szeged Open Access Fund” in the FundRef field, and the ID number of the request in the Grant number field.

II.

Support can also be applied for those hybrid and Open Access journals whose publishers have signed a Read and Publish type contract with the University of Szeged.

    1. Contracted publishers: Adis, Akadémiai Kiadó, American Chemical Society, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Institute of Physics, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Palgrave Macmillan, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer and Wiley Blackwell (the list of contracted publishers is constantly growing)
    2. the corresponding author of the publication must be affiliated with the University of Szeged
    3. at least 30% of the co-authors must be affiliated with the University of Szeged
    4. the journal must be ranked at least Q3
    5. the requirements for uploading publications to the MTMT and the SZTE Repository of Publications are the same as in section I, point 5-6.
    6. The aforementioned rules also apply to the fully Open Access journals of the following publishers: Adis, Akadémiai Kiadó, American Chemical Society, Biomed Central, Cambridge Open, De Gruyter, Elsevier, Institute of Physics, Nature Open, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Open and Wiley Blackwell (the list of contracted publishers is constantly growing).
    7. When submitting the article please enter “University of Szeged Open Access Fund” in the FundRef field, and the ID number of the request in the Grant number field.

Requests for support can be submitted here (after registration). Important: You can only register with an official email address of the University of Szeged.

If authors of the University of Szeged meet the requirements, the request will be assessed within 5 workdays of which and they will be notified via e-mail.

Your questions are welcomed at the oa@ek.szte.hu email address.