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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

 Gold Open Access Article Processing Charges 2021  2022 
 Journal of the Geological Society £2,150  £2,200
 Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology   £2,150 £2,200
 Petroleum Geoscience £2,150  £2,200
 Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis £2,150 £2,200
 Scottish Journal of Geology £1,500  £1,875
 Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society £1,500  £1,875
 Special Publications £2,150 £2,200 
 Memoirs £2,150 £2,200
 Engineering Geology Special Publications £2,150 £2,200
 Rate per article. Additional fees for retrospective requests.    

Read and Publish Transformative Agreements

  • Jisc 
  • CAUL
  • ZBMed (2022)

Discounted Open Access publishing fees

  • ZBMed
  • California Digital Library



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. The agreement also covers unlimited open access publishing of all article types in 6 hybrid journals and 3 hybrid book series. 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.

Currently, the agreements run for 2021 and therefore apply only to papers with a 2021 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.

Jisc 

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

Jisc member Read and Publish agreements for 2021: 

Bangor University    University College London
Birkbeck, University of London     University of Birmingham
Cardiff University
   University of Bristol
Durham University    University of Exeter
Heriot-Watt University
   University of Edinburgh
Imperial College London    University of Oxford
Lancaster University        University of Portsmouth
London South Bank University    University of Sheffield
Newcastle University
               University of St. Andrews
Open University    University of York
Queen's University Belfast
   


CAUL

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

CAUL member Read and Publish agreements for 2021:

Macquarie University
             University of Queensland
Monash University
 
Victoria University of Wellington


ZBMed (2022)

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:

Freie Universität Berlin



Discounted Open Access publishing fees

The eligible author must be the corresponding author and submit using their institutional email address.


Authors at the following ZBMed consortia institutions in Germany are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2021 Open Access publishing fees:

Bundesanstalt fuer Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
Freie Universität Berlin
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Ozeanforschung (GEOMAR)
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen
Technische Universität Berlin


Authors at institutions listed below in the California Digital Library are able to take advantage of a 25% discount on 2021 Open Access publishing fees:

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