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Read and Publish and discounted Open Access for authors

The society actively encourages open access in scholarly communication. Our Read and Publish license agreements and discounted Article Processing Charges help to increase your institution’s research exposure and allows authors to publish more content in an open access format, leading to a wider dissemination and increased potential for downloads and citations.

If you have any questions regarding the read and publish agreements or discount schemes please contact us


Read and Publish Transformative Agreements

Agreements with discounted Open Access publishing fees

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The Society Publishers’ Coalition (SocPC)


 Gold Open Access Article Processing Charges (Rate per article)   2022 
 Journal of the Geological Society * £2,200
 Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology * £2,200
 Petroleum Geoscience ** £2,200
 Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis *** £2,200
 Scottish Journal of Geology £1,875
 Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society £1,875
 Special Publications * £2,200 
 Memoirs * £2,200
 Engineering Geology Special Publications * £2,200
 Please click on the relevant link above to see information for authors.
 

Member discounts 
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Articles where the corresponding author or at least half the authors are Fellows of the Geological Society are entitled to a 25% discount.
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Articles where the corresponding author or at least half the authors are Fellows of the Geological Society or members of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) are entitled to a 25% discount.
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Articles where the corresponding author or at least half the authors are Fellows of the Geological Society or members of the Association of Applied Geochemists are entitled to a 25% discount.

Read and Publish Transformative Agreements

  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (UVB), Netherlands
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Jisc members
  • CAUL members
  • ZBMed 

Discounted Open Access publishing fees

  • GEOMAR: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Germany
  • California Digital Library 

Renewal grace period



Read and Publish Transformative Agreements

Agreements include read access to 14 journal and book sites, including all current and archived journals plus key book series and historic collections in the Lyell Collection. The agreement also covers unlimited open access publishing of all article types in 6 hybrid journals and 3 hybrid book series (listed above). Authors at institutions who sign up will be able to take advantage of streamlined Open Access publishing where fees have already been included in the agreement with their institution. The eligible author must be the corresponding author and submit using their institutional email address.

The agreements for 2022 apply only to papers with a 2022 submission date. We are continuing to negotiate transformative read and publish agreements for 2022 and beyond and will update these pages regularly with the latest information.

Authors at the institutions below may publish with GSL under their 'Read & Publish' transformative agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection for 2022:

Lund University, Sweden   
University College Dublin, Ireland  
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (UVB), Netherlands 
 

Authors at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) may publish with GSL under their 'Read & Publish' transformative agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection for 2022 and 2023. This agreement includes Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) research centres - British Geological Survey and British Antarctic Survey.


Jisc 

Authors at the following Jisc member institutions may publish with GSL under a 'Read & Publish' transformative agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection for 2022: 

Bangor University   University of Bristol
Birkbeck, University of London    University of Edinburgh
Cardiff University   University of Exeter
Durham University   University of Glasgow
Heriot-Watt University
  University of Leeds
Imperial College   University of Liverpool
Lancaster University   University of Manchester
Newcastle University
  University of Oxford
Open University   University of Portsmouth
Queen's University Belfast
  University of Sheffield
University College London
      University of Southampton
University of Aberdeen
  University of St. Andrews
University of Birmingham University of York

Jisc member institutions can view their read and publish rates and licence information in Jisc Subscriptions Manager.


CAUL

Authors at the following CAUL member institutions may publish with GSL under a 'Read & Publish' transformative agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection for 2022: 

University of Melbourne         CSIRO
Macquarie University   University of Queensland
Monash University   Victoria University of Wellington
University of Tasmania    

ZBMed

Authors at the following ZBMed consortia institutions in Germany may publish with GSL under a 'Read & Publish' transformative agreement for the Geological Society’s Lyell Collection for 2022:

Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Universität Hamburg
Universität Potsdam
Technische Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin


Discounted Open Access publishing fees

The eligible author must be the corresponding author and submit using their institutional email address. The agreements for 2022 apply only to papers with a 2022 submission date. 

Authors at the following institution are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2022 Open Access publishing fees:

GEOMAR: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Germany


Authors at the California Digital Library institutions listed below are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2022 Open Access publishing fees:

University of California, Berkeley 
             University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Davis
  University of California, San Diego


We are a founding member of The Society Publishers’ Coalition (SocPC); a group of like-minded, not-for-profit learned societies, community publishers and charities who share the common ambition to see an orderly and sustainable transition to open scholarship. Our Read & Publish agreements follow the following principles:

Society Publishers' Coalition Unlimited Open Access

Renewal grace period

To help our authors benefit from our Read and Publish agreements and discounted Article Processing Charges we work closely with institutions during the renewal period at the start of the each new subscription year. We allow a 2-month period of gracing until the end of February to allow time for existing agreements to be renewed. During this time-frame authors from institutions with agreements in place from the previous subscription year and submitting to GSL publications will be recognised as eligible to a waived charge or discount (unless non-renewal of the agreement is confirmed before the end of February). Should an institution not renew their agreement then it may be necessary to charge a fee and authors will be contacted.
  


Universität Potsdam 
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)