The Leatherby Libraries is pleased to announce that Chapman University has joined two new read-and-publish agreements with Springer and IOP (Institute of Physics). This agreement allows Chapman-affiliated authors to publish their articles Open Access in many Springer and IOP journals at no cost.

This agreement covers the Article Processing Charges (APCs) (i.e., Open Access publication fees) for Chapman authors whose research articles are accepted for publication in applicable journals during these pilot projects.

The Springer deal will be in effect for 2023-2024. To be eligible, articles must:

This agreement will provide free open access publication for up to 550 articles in 2023 across participating SCELC institutions. (SCELC | Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium)

The IOP deal will be in effect for 2023-2025. To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be primary research (including research papers, special issue articles, letters, and review articles).
  • Be published in one of the 76 eligible titles.
  • Have a corresponding author affiliated with Chapman University (i.e., faculty, permanent/temporary/visiting researcher, staff, or student).

In addition, our participation in the Wiley read-and-publish pilot deal was extended through 2023.

To learn more about how to publish an article open access in a Wiley journal, please see our guide on Free Open Access Publishing Opportunities for Chapman Author. This guide also includes instructions for other free open access publishing opportunities for Chapman researchers, such as our deals with the American Chemical Society and Cambridge University Press.

Please contact the Chair of Resources & Scholarly Communications, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at with any questions.