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Open Access Partnerships

Are you eligible for a prepaid APC voucher?

Emerald works closely with libraries and national consortium bodies to support their goals and requirements for open access research output.

The following organizations have established partnerships with Emerald to cover the cost of an agreed number of Gold Open Access articles from their regions.

As an author, you may be eligible for a prepaid APC voucher. To assess your eligibility please see the list of current agreements below.


Andalusia Consortium, Spain (CBUA)

Emerald has partnered with the Andalusian Consortium (CBUA) in Spain to provide participating Universities in Andalusia with an agreed number of discounted APCs. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Andalusian University are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Corresponding authors from the institutions listed below are eligible to apply for a discount on the first 3 APCs. Discounts should be allocated on acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by their institutional email address.

  • Universidad de Almeria
  • Universidad de Cadiz
  • Universidad de Cordoba
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad de Huelva
  • Universidad de Jaen
  • Universidad de Malaga
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide

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Austria (KEMO)

Emerald has partnered with the Austrian National Consortium (KEMÖ) to provide all institutions in Austria with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at an Austrian institution are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.


  • Universität Wien
  • WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Universität Innsbruck (= Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol)
  • Universität Salzburg
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  • Technische Universität Graz
  • Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (formerly Donau-Universität Krems)
  • Universität Klagenfurt
  • Montanuniversität Leoben
  • FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH [Oberösterreich (2) FH OOE]
  • FH JOANNEUM GmbH [FHJ]
  • Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt GmbH [Niederösterreich (4) FHWN]
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck [Tirol (3) MCI]
  • Fachhochschule des BFI Wien GmbH [Wien (6) FHBFI]
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH [Burgenland (1)]
  • FHW Fachhochschul- Studiengänge Betriebs- und Forschungseinrichtungen der Wiener Wirtschaft GmbH
  • FH Campus 02 der Wirtschaft GmbH [Steiermark (2) FH CO2]
  • Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH [FHKT]
  • IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH [FHKREMS]
  • VBK-Verbundzentrale (Wien) - Verbund für Bildung und Kultur
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Wien (PH Wien)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Niederösterreich -(PH Niederösterreich, Baden)
  • Landesschulrat für Niederösterreich - LSR NOE (St. Pölten)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich - (PH Oberösterreich, Linz)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg - (PH Salzburg, Salzburg)
  • Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung - (BIFEB, Strobl / St. Wolfgang)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol - (PH Tirol, Innsbruck)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Kärnten - (PH Kärnten, Klagenfurt)
  • Landessschulrat Kärnten - (LSR Kärnten, Klagenfurt)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark - (PH Steiermark, Graz)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg - (PH Vorarlberg, Feldkirch)

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Catalonia Consortium (CSUC)

Emerald has partnered with the Catalonian Consortium (CSUC) in Spain to provide participating Universities in Catalonia with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Catalonian University are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

The following institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher. Evidence for the author being based at the listed institution will be inferred from their official institutional email address.

Note: One (1) gratis APC voucher is allocated for each of these institutions.

  • Biblioteca de Catalunya
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Universitat de Lleida
  • Universitat Jaume I
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Universitat Rovira I Virgili

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Finland (FinELib consortium)

Emerald has partnered with the FinELib consortium to provide participating higher education and research institutions in Finland with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Finnish institution are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

The following Finnish institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher. Evidence for the author being based at the listed institution will be inferred from their official institutional email address.

  • Aalto University
  • Abo Akademi University
  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences
  • European Chemicals Agency ECHA
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science
  • HAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanken School of Economics with Alumni Office
  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences
  • Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland
  • Novia University of Applied Sciences
  • Oulu University of Applied Sciences
  • Police University College of Finland
  • Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences
  • Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Turku University
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyvaskyla
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Tampere
  • University of Vaasa
  • VAMK University Of Applied Sciences
  • VTT Information Services

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Greece (HEAL LINK)

Emerald has partnered with the Greek National Consortium (HEAL LINK) to provide participating Universities in Greece with discounted APCs. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Greek University are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance. To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Corresponding authors from the institutions listed below are eligible to apply for a discount on APCs. Discounts should be allocated on acceptance. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by their institutional email address.

  • Academy of Athens
  • Aegean University
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Aquaculture Centre of Acheloos (ICHTHICA)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Athena - Research and Innovation Center
  • Athens School of Fine Arts
  • Athens University of Economics & Business
  • Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)
  • Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH)
  • Foundation for Research & Technology (FORTH)
  • General Secretariat of Research & Technology (GRST)
  • Harokopio University
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
  • Hellenic Open University
  • Hellenic Parliament Library
  • Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI)
  • Institute of Educational Policy (IEP)
  • International Hellenic University
  • Ionion University
  • National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF)
  • National Centre for Scientific Research (DEMOKRITOS)- Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC)
  • National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)
  • National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) -National Documentation Centre  (NDC)
  • National Library of Greece
  • National Observatory of Athens
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • Panteion University
  • School of Pedagogical & Technical Education (A.S.P.E.T.E)
  • Technical University of Crete
  • TEI of Athens
  • TEI of Central Macedonia
  • TEI of Crete
  • TEI of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
  • TEI of Epirus
  • TEI of Ionian Islands
  • TEI of Peloponnese
  • TEI of Piraeus
  • TEI of Sterea Hellas
  • TEI of Thessaloniki
  • TEI of Thessaly
  • TEI of West Greece
  • TEI of Western Macedonia (or TEI of Kozani)
  • University of Athens
  • University of Crete
  • University of Ioannina
  • University of Macedonia
  • University of Patras
  • University of Peloponnisos
  • University of Piraeus
  • University of Thessaly
  • University of Thrace
  • University of Western Macedonia

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Israel (MALMAD)

Emerald has partnered with the National Israeli Consortium (MALMAD) to provide participating Universities in Israel with discounted APCs. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating University in Israel are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance. To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Corresponding authors from the institutions listed below are eligible for a discount on APCs. Discounts should be allocated on acceptance. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by their institutional email address.

  • Ben-Gurion University
  • Bar-IIan University
  • Haifa University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ort Braude
 

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The Netherlands (SURF)

Emerald has partnered with the Netherlands National Consortium (SURF) to provide participating Universities in the Netherlands with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Dutch University are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

If you are eligible for a prepaid APC voucher on Emerald Open Research you can find out how to use it here.

The following Dutch institutions are eligible to apply for a gratis APC voucher. Evidence for the author being based at the listed institution will be inferred from their official institutional email address.

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Open Universiteit Nederland
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit Maastricht
  • Universiteit van Tilburg
  • Universiteit Twente
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Wageningen Universiteit

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Norway Consortium (CERES)

Emerald has partnered with the Norwegian National Consortium (CERES) to provide participating Universities in Norway with discounted APCs. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform.

Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating University in Norway are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance. To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Corresponding authors from the institutions listed below are eligible to apply for a discount on APCs. Discounts are allocated on acceptance. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by their institutional email address.

Member Member (EN)
  • Høyskolen Kristiania - Ernst G Mortensens Stiftelse
  • Handelshøyskolen BI
  • Nasjonalbiblioteket
  • Nofima
  • Nord Universitet
  • Norges Handelshøyskole
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • OsloMet - Storbyuniversitetet (tidligere HIOA)
  • UiO : Universitetsbiblioteket
  • UiT - Norges arktiske universitet
  • Universitetet i Agder
  • Universitetet I Stavanger
  • Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge
  • Departementenes Sikkerhets- Og Serviceorganisasjon
  • Kristiania University College
  • Norwegian Business School
  • National Library of Norway
  • Nofima the food research institute
  • Nord University
  • Norwegian School Of Economics
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University (previously HIOA)
  • University Of Oslo Library
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Agder
  • University Of Stavanger
  • University Of South-Eastern Norway
  • Norwegian Government Security And Service Organisation

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Portugal (B-ON)

Emerald has partnered with the Portuguese National Consortium (B-ON) to provide participating Portuguese Universities with a discount on APCs. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Portuguese University are eligible. APC discounts will be allocated at the point of article acceptance. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. To apply for a discounted APC please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Corresponding authors from the institutions listed below are eligible to apply for a discount on APCs. Discounts are allocated on acceptance. Affiliation to the listed institutions should be evidenced by their institutional email address.

  • Catolica Porto
  • Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril
  • Universidade Aberta
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • Universidade do Minho
  • Universidade do Porto
  • Universidade de Lisboa
  • ISCTE

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Qatar (Qatar National Library)

Emerald has partnered with the Qatar National Library to provide all institutions in Qatar with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at an institution in Qatar are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. APC vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.


Slovenia (COSEC)

Emerald has partnered with the COSEC consortium to provide participating institutions in Slovenia with an agreed number of gratis APC vouchers. Articles where the corresponding author is based at a participating Slovenian institution are eligible. Vouchers can be used for publishing in Emerald hybrid and fully Open Access journals journals, and on the Emerald Open Research platform. Vouchers will be allocated at the point of article acceptance and based on a first come first served basis. To apply for an APC voucher please indicate your eligibility by using the institutional email address when you upload your article to ScholarOne Manuscripts.


  • Narodna in Univerzitetna Knjiznica
  • Univerza Na Primorskem 
  • Univerza v Mariboru
  • Institute for Economic Research
  • Institut of Oncology Ljubljana
  • University of Ljubljana (+ Central Technological Library - @ctk)
  • Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM)
  • DOBA
  • GEA

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