Newcastle University has joined the Frontiers – JISC national open access deal.

We are delighted to announce that Newcastle University has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers.  This landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7% of the world’s research.

Newcastle University supports its researchers in making their research more widely available.  As part of this deal, UKRI-funded eligible authors may publish in any Frontiers journal at no cost to them and with a simplified process.

Eligible authors will benefit from a streamlined invoicing process, relieving authors of the responsibility of payment. Furthermore, all Newcastle University papers published will benefit from a discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles covered by this agreement.

This agreement will further encourage Newcastle University authors to publish open access, increasing uptake of open access to the results of mostly publicly funded research, to the benefit of the scholarly community and the public at large, while reducing costs.

Information for authors:

To submit your article under this agreement, please select ‘Newcastle University’ as the payer in the invoice section when submitting your article.  Frontiers will then verify your eligibility with Newcastle University and, if confirmed, the APC will be paid by the university upon acceptance. At the moment only articles acknowledging UKRI-funding are eligible for full open access funding.

For information on whether your article is eligible under this agreement, or if you require any further details, please visit or contact

For information on Frontiers’ institutional agreements please visitour institutional memberships pageor to discuss the possibilities for your organization.