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Open Access

ACM Open Access Agreement

The Arthur Lakes Library has a contract with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) to publish Open Access articles without needing to pay Article Processing Charges. Please visit the ACM Open Access page to learn more.

Annual Review S2O

As a current Annual Reviews subscriber, Mines authors can use their Subscribe to Open (S2O) model and have their articles published Open Access with no article processing charges.

Learn more about Annual Reviews S2O

Cambridge Open Access Publishing Program

As a member of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the Mines community is able to publish Open Access articles in participating Cambridge University Press journals at no charge. Please visit the Cambridge University Press page to learn more.

Elsevier Science Direct Read & Publish

Through the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the Colorado School of Mines is now part of a Reach & Publish deal with Elsevier's ScienceDirect. To take advantage of the following, the Mines author must be the "Corresponding Author"; the primary author managing the publication process from submission to post-acceptance. 

From April 1, 2024 through December 31, 2027, 114 article APCs per year for most hybrid eligible journals will be covered. Any articles beyond the initial 114 and any fully gold OA articles will receive a 10% discount on APCs.

IGI Global Open Access Partnership

IGI Global, a publisher specializing in Business & Management; Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM); and Education, has partnered with Colorado School of Mines to encourage open access publishing among researchers and faculty. This partnership enables research to be freely accessible, increasing its potential citations, usage, and indexing. Faculty who publish in IGI Global's nearly 200 open access journals can receive a 5% discount on processing charges. The discount is applied after double-blind peer review and acceptance. Manuscripts can be submitted via IGI Global's eEditorial Discovery manuscript submission system using the IGI Global Portal.

IOP Open Access Agreement

The Arthur Lakes Library has a contract with the Institute of Physics (IOP) to publish Open Access articles without needing to pay Article Processing Charges. Please visit the IOP Submission Guide to learn more.

Royal Society of Chemistry Open Access Agreement

The Arthur Lakes Library has a contract with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to publish Open Access articles without needing to pay Article Processing Charges. Please visit the RSC's Read & Publish page to learn more.