Jisc and American Psychological Association sign agreement to support open access publishing of UK research

The American Psychological Association has signed an agreement with Jisc offering participating UK authors capped open access publishing in its journals.

Anna Vernon, Jisc’s head of portfolio, content licensing, said the agreement is the result of careful review and deliberations with its members and APA. She added:

“We are thrilled to offer the sector an agreement that will benefit psychology-based researchers to achieve 100% open access publishing in 88 APA-published journals within the APA PsycArticles portfolio.” 

APA’s publisher for journals and books, Rose Sokol, PhD, said:

“As a non-profit society publisher, APA is mission-driven to amplify the voice of psychology in ways that are transparent, equitable and include our entire discipline.

“This deal will provide a range of options to our authors and readers in terms of publishing models, open science practices, and access. Through this agreement, we look forward to supporting the UK academic community as it embraces open access publishing.

“The consortium capped agreement will help UK institutions to bolster both research access and open access publishing and will provide a simplified process to comply with funder mandates at no direct cost to the authors.”