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Library Notice

Open Access (OA) Publishing Agreements (also known as Transformative Agreements or Read & Publish Agreements) are contracts negotiated between a publisher and an institution (mostly through Library), to shift the payments away from subscription-based reading of journals to support OA publishing. The agreements vary among publishers with different terms and conditions apply.


The Library has entered OA Agreements with the following publishers, with fee paid on top of the journal subscription costs, allowing Lingnan authors to publish an agreed number of OA articles in the publishers’ academic journals at no additional cost upon fulfilling specific conditions.

 for the Full List of journals covered under existing OA Publishing Agreements @ Lingnan 


This table summarizes the OA Article Quota, author eligibility and workflow of each publisher:

Publisher OA Article Quota In 2024 Current Available Quota (as of TODAY) OA Eligibility & Author Workflow

American Chemical Society
[Journal Lists]
15 articles 15  

Association for Computing Machinery
[Eligible Publication List]
Unlimited NA  

Cambridge University Press
[Journal Lists]
Unlimited NA  

Effective from 1 Jan 2024 Springer Nature
[Journal Lists]
19 articles 10  

Effective from 1 Jan 2024 Wiley
[Journal Lists (Hybrid)]
[Journal Lists (Full OA)]
9 articles 2  

Need Assistance on OA Publishing?

Contact Library Research Support Team [Tel: 2616-8553 / 2616-8504; Email: scholars@LN.edu.hk]