To publish without having to pay additional Article Publication Charges (APCs), the article's corresponding author must be from an eligible institution and the article must have been accepted on or after 1 May 2021. (View eligible Swiss institutions)
|Articles are made freely available|
|Meet open access mandates automatically|
|Under a Creative Commons license|
|To PMC for appropriate articles|
|Submit Your Article||Submit your article to a journal that offers hybrid open access (View list)|
|Log In/Register with Author Services||Once accepted, register or log in to Author Services and click Manage Article|
|Confirm Your Funder(s)||Enter your funding information or confirm the funder(s) you entered during submission|
|Confirm Your Affiliation(s)||Enter your institutional affiliation(s) or confirm the affiliation(s) you entered during submission|
|Select Open Access||Once you've confirmed your affiliation(s) and funder(s), click Make my article open access|
|Provide Your Contact Details||Enter your contact details and click to submit|
|That's it!||Once your eligibility has been verified, your institution will cover the Article Publication Charge|
Your article will be made open access immediately on publication.
Please contact your university or library with questions.
1Eligibility is subject to when the institution has formalized their participation in the agreement. If you are no longer affiliated with an eligible institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.
2Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.
3If you don't order open access initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. You may order open access retroactively, but once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you are no longer eligible to publish open access at no charge.