CEU Library Participates in Hungarian Library Consortium for Open Access Publishing

The license agreement for electronic journals between a consortium of libraries organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Taylor and Francis (T&F) publisher now contains favorable conditions for publishing open access articles. The participating six institutions are Central European University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Eotvos Lorand University, Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, and the University of Szeged. The overall cost of our T&F e-journal subscriptions is reduced greatly as well.  

This means that authors — faculty, staff, students — affiliated with these partner institutions can publish Open Access if they select that option. Your Article Processing Charge (APC or sometimes referred to as Article Publishing Charge or Author Publishing Charge) will be waived by T&F after an article has been favorably peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, and your final published version will then be permanently and freely available to anyone anywhere. The articles must be published under Creative Commons CC-BY or CC-BY-NC licenses.  Fully open and hybrid Taylor & Francis journals, including Routledge and Cogent OA titles are eligible.   


The APC administration will be handled by the CEU Library. To help with the workflow, articles to T&F journals must be submitted using a CEU e-mail address, if anyone wishes to publish Open Access and have the APC fee waived. This will automatically trigger a notification to staff at the CEU Library.   

This is the first year of such an arrangement. There is a 70-article limit in 2018 for the 6 participating institutions on a first-come, first-served basis.   

The Library is working on other support for APCs since this agreement is limited to one publisher only and will discuss this issue at the next University Library Committee meeting this spring. 

For more information, contact Diane Geraci on dgeraci@ceu.edu or Ivett Molnar on molnariv@ceu.edu.