Open Access Publishing

for CEU Authors

Open Access Publishing Agreements

The CEU Library supports open access through journal license agreements with publishers that include both reading access and waivers of article processing charges (APCs), so called “Read and Publish” agreements. The agreements include Hybrid OA journals where some articles in a journal are open access and others are not, and Open Access journals, called Fully Open or Gold OA where the entire journal is open access.

To publish OA you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are “corresponding author” of the accepted article.
  • You are affiliated with CEU (resident faculty and staff, or student) at the time of acceptance.
  • The article lists “Central European University” as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Use your CEU e-mail address when submitting your article.

Current Library agreements include these publishers (updated January 1, 2021):

  • Cambridge University Press (Fully Open and Hybrid)
  • Sage Publishing (Fully Open, 20% APC discount only)
  • Wiley Hybrid “OnlineOpen”

Publisher Guidelines

Cambridge University Press
Period covered 1.1.2021 -31.12.2021
Journals included List of over 350+ hybrid and fully open access Cambridge journals
Eligibility Affiliates of CEU in the role of “corresponding author”
Article types Research Article, Review, Rapid Communications
License choices CC BY 4.0, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 or CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Publisher’s info OA agreement – Central European University
Process Once your work has been accepted, complete and submit the journal’s OA author publishing agreement and select the Creative Commons license which will determine how readers can use your article. Then, the CEU Library will complete the process. You own the copyright.
Sage Publishing
Period covered 1.1.2021 -31.12.2021
Journals included SAGE Open, Inquiry, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Evolutionary Psychology, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Big Data & Society, Digital Health, Social Media and Society, i-Perception, Music & Science, Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, Health Informatics Journal
Eligibility Affiliates of CEU in the role of “corresponding author”
Article types Primary research and review articles
License choices CC BY 4.0, or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Process If you select Open Access options the fee you have to pay will be automatically discounted by 20%.
Wiley Hybrid “OnlineOpen”
Period covered 01.01.2021-31.12.2021
Journals included List of Wiley OnlineOpen (1,400 hybrid OA journals)
Eligibility: Affiliates of CEU in the role of “corresponding author”
Article types Primary research and review articles
Licenses choices CC-BY 4.0 or CC-BY-NC 4.0 or CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
Process 1) After acceptance of your article, you will receive an e-mail from Wiley about your eligibility.
2) Go to the Author Dashboard and confirm your CEU affiliation.
3) Enter Funder Information if appropriate.
4) Select “Online Open Access.”
5) Select copyright ownership.
6) Select the Creative Common License.
7) Sign the license.
8) CEU Library will complete the transaction.

Provost's OA Publishing Fund

This fund is another option for CEU faculty.


More information

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
ROARMAP (Browse Funder Mandates)
Open Access Primer


Questions about OA Support?