CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the Spanish Research Council and IntechOpen are working together to encourage Open Access publishing in Spain. In a new agreement, CSIC affiliated academics and research centres will benefit from heavily discounted publication fees and IntechOpen’s vast experience in Open Access book publishing.

From January 2020, the Open Access book publishing fee charged to CSIC researchers across all (STEM & HSS) research output will be reduced by 25%, and 50% of the remaining charges will be paid by a CSIC central Open Access fund managed by URICI, while funds last. Authors will pay the remaining 50% of the fee themselves.

CSIC supports the pursuit of scientific research, with more than 11,000 researchers at its 120 member institutes. It is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area. It sits within the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the General Secretariat of Scientific Policy Coordination.

IntechOpen is a leading Open Access book publisher, with a community of over 118,000 authors and academic editors and more than 4,500 Open Access books published since 2004. All books are submitted to relevant abstracting and indexing services including Web of Science, Book Citation Index, Crossref, Google Scholar, WorldCat, BASE, EBSCO, Open AIRE, CNKI Scholar, RePEc, ExLibris SFX.

Dr Anke Beck, CEO of IntechOpen says: “We believe that scientific progress is fuelled by collaboration and are extremely proud to enter an agreement with CSIC to support its researchers in Open Access publishing. We look forward to seeing more high-quality publications from our Spanish research colleagues.”

Agnès Ponsati [Director of the Unit of Information Resources for Research] from CSIC said: “The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) through its Library Network is committed to open access as one of the ways to achieve a new way of doing science and disseminate: open science. We are betting on offering our community of researchers, which is diverse and multidisciplinary different options so that they can publish their results in open access, be they articles, books or book chapters. IntechOpen has been one of the options that we incorporate into our Open Access Support Program as of January 2020.”