Oxford University Press and CzechELib sign read and publish agreement

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Czech National Library of Technology (CzechELib), via Albertina icome Praha s.r.o, have reached a three-year nationwide read and publish agreement. Under the new agreement, researchers at CzechELib‘s member institutions can access high-quality research content from OUP’s full journals collection and publish their work open access.

The agreement is OUP‘s first in the Czech Republic and 36th globally, reflecting the organization’s continued drive to increase open access publishing, in line with its mission to further Oxford University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Speaking about the agreement, Alastair Lewis, OUP Sales Director – Academic, said: “At Oxford University Press, we are committed to ensuring that world class academic content is shared as widely as possible. Our read and publish agreements play a major role in supporting this important objective, and we are delighted to today announce a new contract with the CzechELib, whose members will now benefit from increased opportunity to publish open access.”

Martin Svoboda, Director of the National Library of Technology (NTK), said: “Although the OUP read and publish consortium is not among our largest (by the number of members or publications) we’re very happy about the result. We believe we have achieved a fair setup for both the publisher and consortium member institutions. A particularly appreciated added value is the opportunity for authors from these institutions to publish in open access mode across the entire – very prestigious – OUP portfolio, including purely open access journals, without any restrictions.”