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 agreements with Jisc, Bibsam, and CAUL.

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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