These transformative agreements were negotiated by the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). Each publisher agreement has specific article specifications and processes, please read the following to learn more. These transformative agreements are a wonderful opportunity to support and promote LMU scholarship. In order to benefit from these transformative agreements, the Loyola Marymount University author must be the corresponding author. For a detailed description of the SCELC Transformative Agreements, designed for a library audience, see the SCELC Transformative Agreements LibGuide.
Valid through June 2026
Any LMU corresponding authors are offered open access publishing at no charge for Hybrid and Fully open access Association of Computer Machinery Conference Proceedings, Journals, and Technical Magazines. Authors can view the list of titles eligible for Open Access publication. During the submission process, their institutional affiliation and email are used to automatically associate with the SCELC agreement. The author is instructed to select "Institutionally Paid Open Access"/Permissions Release. ORCID is required for the corresponding author. Learn more about the ACM Read & Publish Open Access Agreement from SCELC.
Valid until December 2025
Any LMU corresponding author who wishes to publish open access in all 79 subscription-based and fully open access ACS journals can do so through a discounted APC (article processing charge) of $3,000. Those who do not have research funds to pay the discounted APC can request full funding from SCELC.
If an author has grant funding for open access publishing, authors receive a discounted $3,000 Open Access Article Publication Charge. If the author does not have grant funding for the APC, the author can still choose to publish open access. They will be asked if they have research funds to pay for the APC, they should select “seek funding” which will route the request to the SCELC subscription pool.
Valid until December 31, 2024
Any LMU corresponding authors are offered open access publishing at no charge. During the submission process, their institutional affiliation and email are used to automatically associate with the SCELC agreement and, upon acceptance, offered open access publishing. Original research articles are research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, and case reports. Authors can use Cambridge’s waivers and discounts page to confirm their eligibility ahead of time and view a list of the 387 journals covered by the agreement. Authors who published on or after January 1, 2021 may order open access retroactively within the same year of publication.
Valid until 2025
Any LMU corresponding authors are offered open access publishing at no charge. During the submission process, their institutional affiliation and email are used to automatically associate with the SCELC agreement and, upon acceptance, offered open access publishing. In addition to research articles, letters, papers, reviews, and special issue articles are all eligible. Authors can use IOP Publishing Journal Finder (click 'Select Institution' and type in 'Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium') to confirm the 70+ journals covered by the transformative agreement. This transformative agreement excludes American Astronomical Society Journals and Hybrid Society titles.
Valid until 2024
The Springer Nature Transformative Agreement allows any LMU corresponding author to publish open access free of charge. The agreement covers 2068 hybrid journals contained within Springer, society-owned “Academic Journals on Nature.com”, Adis, and Palgrave collections. The agreement does not cover the 279 fully open access journals in the Springer portfolio. Upon submission, authors should use their LMU email address to recieve the benefits of the transformative agreement.
Valid through 2023
LMU authors may publish original research and review articles open access in any of Wiley’s 1400+ hybrid journals (subscription-based journals which offer an open access option) at no charge to the author. Wiley defines original research as research article, review article, commentary, short communication, case study, technical note, education, data article, lecture, method and protocol, perspective, practice and policy, and rapid publication. SCELC compiled a list of Wiley article type descriptions.
Authors can learn of their eligibility by indicating their institutional affiliation as part of their article submission process and using an institutional email address. Unless the article is published in an early view or an online issue, authors may order open access retroactively.