Open Access information

Most of our journals are, at present, hybrid. We offer authors the option to make their article Open Access through payment of an APC .

In addition, we have started to arrange "Read &  Publish" deals with institutions with the purpose to transform those journals into OA journals. Here you'll find an up-to-date list of agreements . We are proud to announce that we have come to an agreement with Jisc for 2022-2024 [ press release] and with Bibsam for 2023-2024 [press release].

When journal articles enter the production process, we will check whether they qualify for one of the R&P deals, on the basis of the corresponding author's affiliation(s) and the relevant dates, and implement Open Access automatically.

In June 2022, we gave a presentation at UKSG about our 'smooth transition model'. The slides of this presentation are available here and a recording is available here.

Institutions interested in discussing such a Read & Publish arrangement can contact us at openaccess at

John Benjamins participates in the OA Switchboard , founded by OASPA in 2020, providing community-based infrastructure to streamline communication and facilitate reporting between publishers and institutions on OA publication-level information.

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