Transformative Agreements

The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities-CRUE has closed negotiations at national level with the publishers Elsevier, Wiley, Springer and ACS to reach transformative agreements for all Spanish universities, as is being done in different European countries. The aim is to transform the current subscription contracts into agreements that guarantee open access to articles authored by researchers, thus allowing the research community of universities and CSIC to have access to these articles.


Transformative Agreements-INFORMATION
CRUE and CSIC agreement with ELSEVIER
  • Crue and CSIC have signed an agreement with Elsevier that will allow the publication of articles by Spanish researchers in open access This agreement affects a total of 58 universities and the CSIC, responsible for more than 70% of scientific production in Spain. Thus, until December 31, 2024, members of these Spanish institutions will be able to continue accessing information from ScienceDirect's 1,800 journals and will also be able to publish a percentage of the proposed articles in open access at no additional cost during 2021.
Agreement CRUE and CSIC with WILEY

The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have formalized an open access publishing agreement with Springer Nature from 2021 to 2024 inclusive. Thus, the Spanish university and research community can publish their work in open access journals. Link to CRUE and CSIC agreement with SPRINGER NATURE

The transformative open access publishing agreement will significantly increase the visibility and impact of Spanish research worldwide.

Agreement CRUE and CSIC with ACS
Agreement between CRUE and CSIC and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Crue Accession Agreement with IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

  • Duration: accession agreement for three years, 2023-2025.
  • Start-up: from June 2023.
  • Number of APCs available at UMH:
    • 2023: 2 articles
    • 2024: 4 articles
    • 2025: To be determined

List of titles included in the CRUE-IEEE agreement for the funding of APCs:

List of titles with 20% discount on the publication of articles:

IEEE Open Access Gold Journal: