Funders – an important source of support for Open Access

We understand that as a funder who has generously included funds to cover Open Access fees, you are also concerned about compliance. Below we have gathered key information that should be helpful to you in determining whether Co-Action Publishing titles comply with your policies.

Is Co-Action Publishing a trustworthy publisher?

As new Open Access publishers enter the marketplace, we know that it can be difficult to stay abreast of who’s who and which publishing houses you can trust. Co-Action Publishing’s Co-Founder Caroline Sutton served as the  first President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and continues to serve on the board. In these roles, Caroline has been heavily involved in reviewing potential and existing members.

Please be assured that Co-Action Publishing seeks to apply high standards. Our journals are listed in the DOAJ, we are a member of OASPA where we serve on the Board, and are also members of COPE. You may be interested in reading about our Publication Ethics for more specific information about how we monitor peer review and other issues.

Where are Co-Action Publishing journals archived?

Co-Action Publishing is affiliated with LOCKSS, CLOCKSS and Portico to ensure long-term preservation of all of our content.

How open are Co-Action Publishing’s journals?

We look forward to Co-Action Publishing’s titles receiving a score under the new Open Access Spectrum scheme. Until then, these are our policies:

  • Readers are granted immediate access to the final version of all articles upon publication.
  • Our journals apply either a CCBY or CCBY-NC license. For more information please see Open Access at Co-Action Publishing.
  • Authors retain copyright to their article; in the case of a CCBY-NC license, the author transfers the commercial copyright to the Publisher or owner of the relevant journal.
  • Authors are encouraged to post the final version of their article to as many repositories, websites, etc. as possible.
  • Where possible, Co-Action Publishing will deposit articles on behalf of authors (e.g. PubMed Central, Open AIRE).
  • Article full text, metadata & citations may be accessed via API.

Should a funding body require that an article be published under a CCBY license, Co-Action Publishing will comply with this.

How high are Co-Action Publishing’s fees and in what currencies?

Publication fees for journals published by Co-Action Publishing vary from no fee to €1600. Fees are based on several factors. In some cases, a journal receives support from a society or institution such that publishing is free or at a reduced rate. A full listing of our fees per title can be found here.

Fees are invoiced in EUR for authors based in Europe and USD for all other countries.

Can I download a price list and catalogue?

We are in the process of preparing a catalogue for download. In the meantime, if you would like a full list of our titles, with prices and editorial information, please send an email to the Editorial Director at Caroline.Sutton@co-action.net.

How can Co-Action Publishing and our organisation work together to make it easier for authors to publish their work Open Access?

Because of our small size, Co-Action Publishing does not offer an institutional member scheme or payment plan. However, we are nonetheless interested in speaking with as many funding bodies as possible to better understand your systems and requirements. The more information we have from you regarding such things as what types of reference numbers are necessary, invoicing address, etc. the more information we can provide to publishing authors. Please get in touch with the Editorial Director at Caroline.Sutton@co-action.net and we will add your information to our database.

You might also find it useful to visit the ESAC initiative website, which contains information on how publishers and institutions can work together to create a more efficient system for managing publication fees.

Our organisation is not listed on your compilation of funders supporting Open Access

Co-Action Publishing maintains a list of funding bodies who support Open Access fees. If your organisation is not on this list, please drop us a line via the contact button at the top of the page.