Open Access Publishing in Emerald Premier Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Emerald offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY license with a free open access voucher (no article processing charge for the author).

The vouchers can be used during the agreement term 1.1.2024–31.12.2024.

There were 150 free vouchers for 2024.

Who is eligible to use the free vouchers?

Corresponding authors affiliated to Emerald Premier subscribing institutions are eligible to use the free vouchers.

The author must use their institutional email address when submitting the manuscript. Emerald will recognize the authors eligibility for the voucher from the institutional email domain.

What can the vouchers be used for?

The vouchers can be used for publishing in all titles in the Emerald Premier title list (xlsx) as well as in Emerald’s only fully open access titles International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management and Mental Illness.

Vouchers can be used for the following article types:

  • Research Paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical Paper
  • Conceptual Paper
  • Case Study
  • Literature Review
  • General Review

Instructions to the corresponding author

When submitting your manuscript in Emerald’s ScholarOne system

  • Use your institutional email address. Emerald will recognize your eligibility for a free voucher from your email domain. If you have previously used another email address in the system, please edit it accordingly.

  • Declare you interest to use a free voucher to publish open access. Do this in Step 4: Details and Comments. Tic the box  ”Yes, I want to publish my article as Open Access and my institution is eligible for a prepaid APC-voucher”.

When the article has been accepted for publication

  • You'll receive an acceptance letter via ScholarOne.

  • In addition, within 30 days from the acceptance letter, you will receive a link to a CC BY-license.

Creative Commons describes CC BY (ByAttribution) -license like this:
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

  • Complete the document, sign it and return it to the editor via email.

  • Emerald will publish your article under the CC BY-license.


If all free vouchers have been used  by the time your article is accepted, you have the right to direct the publisher to publish you article as a paywalled article (or alternatively pay the article processing charge).

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.