Scholarly communications is changing. Authors can publish their articles in subscription or open access journals. When publishing in open access journals, the author has to pay for Article Processing Charges (APCs).
In many developing countries universities, research institutions and national research funding agencies do not have budgets to cover APCs and authors have to pay from their own pockets.
To address this issue, the EIFL Licensing programme negotiates with publishers for free or discounted APCs on behalf of authors from EIFL partner countries. Agreements cover publishing in fully open access journals (which only include open access articles) and hybrid journals (which include a mix of open access and closed-access articles that only be read by people who have subscriptions).