Agreements for Open Access publishing

USN takes part in a selection of publishing agreements that allow our researchers to publish open access with no extra charge. This includes both Open Access journals and subscription journals. The agreements negotiated by SIKT cover the APC in its entirety for USN's researchers. Some agreements har been renegotiated for 2023, others has been discontinued.

Some of the agreement include full article publishing charge (APC) coverage, other agreements ensure a discount on the APC for researchers from USN.  

Note well that for fully open access journal articles, you may still be entitled to apply for support from the publication fund

USN has agreements with the following publishers:

Total overview: You'll find an total overview of all available agreements for Norwegian universites and research institutes on Open Science. 

Remember to upload your manuscript in Cristin!

When you publish an article you must always upload the article in Cristin even though you have chosen to publish your paper as open access. This is to ensure transparency and to fulfill all open access mandates at USN. The university library will guarantee that an approved version will be uploaded to USN Open Archive.

Deals and negotiations

Sikt negotiates on behalf of Norwegian universities and research institutions. The agreements must be in accordance with national goals and mandates for open access.


Please contact the publication fund if you have questions regarding open access publishing.