Open Access Publishing Support

About Open Access Publishing

Open Access (OA) allows readers to access and re-use published content at no cost within the scope of a specific open access reuse agreement. Although authors are occasionally required to provide an Article Processing Charge (APC) to make the final formatted article open access, some publishers waive these costs for BU authors where the library’s subscription to the publication permits it through open access agreements.

BU Libraries currently hold an agreement with both the Association for Computing Machinery, Cambridge University Press, and Royal Society of Chemistry to cover the cost of APCs for University-affiliated authors. These agreements also provide University-affiliated scholars access to subscription journal content.

Note: BU’s Open Access policy allows BU authors to make all final manuscripts of their scholarly articles available open access through the library digital repository at no cost. Reach out to the BU Libraries ( for assistance.