Open Access Publishing

updated: 10.05.2022

Open Access

Tel Aviv University libraries and MALMAD have reached an agreement with leading publishers, which allows TAU researchers to publish open access articles free of charge or with a significant discount.


What are the advantages of Open Access publishing?

  • Increased number of citations and improved reputation for the researcher: when an article is accessible to the research community worldwide, more readers can cite it. The increase in the number of citations helps boost the researcher’s impact and the rank of the university.
  • Immediate availability of research to the global research community.
  • Larger audience is exposed to the articles.
  • More chances to cooperate with researchers inside the university and worldwide.
  • Research availability makes plagiarism harder.
  • Fulfilling open access requirements of research grants.


Why publish with these publishers?

  • Lower cost for the researchers.
  • Articles are peer-reviewed.


How do you publish?

  • When applying to the journal's editorial board, as a Corresponding Author, you must use your TAU institutional e-mail address.
  • Once the article is accepted, you will be asked if you wish to publish it as an Open Access article after being peer-reviewed. Acknowledge that you agree.


Which publishers are included in the Open Access agreements and how do you publish?

  • Portland Press - Free of charge (No APC)
    • A step-by-step guide for open access publishing
    • List of the publisher's open access journals included in the agreement: Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioscience Reports, Clinical Science, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, Essays in Biochemistry, Neuronal Signaling.
  • The European Respiratory Society (ERS) - Free of charge (No APC)
    • An author applying to the editorial board of the journal for publishing an Open Access article (Corresponding Author), must open an account on ScholarOne Manuscripts using the TAU institutional e-mail address
    • List of the publisher's open access journals included in the agreement: European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Review, ERJ Open Research.



APC - Article Processing Charge - A fee charged to the author, creator, or institution to cover the cost of an article, rather than charging the potential reader of the article. APCs may apply to both commercial and Open Access publications. APCs are sometimes charged to authors to cover the cost of publishing and disseminating an article in an Open Access scholarly journal.

Corresponding Author - The corresponding author is the one individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer-review, and publication process.

Peer-Review -  is the independent assessment of your research paper by experts in your field. Its purpose is to evaluate the manuscript’s quality and suitability for publication.


For further information please contact Marina Bialik, Head of the Library's Acquisition Department:


Tel: 03-6409196


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