Publication Support

The Academic library of University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is a member of the CzechELib consortium. The CzechELib National Centre ensures the purchase of key electronic resources for the entire research and education community in the Czech Republic, takes care of their management, including usage statistics, and supports open access publishing. The National Centre is part of the National Library of Technology and its establishment was supported by the European Operational Programme Research, Development, Education.


The Centre primarily provides its members with following:

  • Support in the use of publishing contracts (Open Access agenda).
  • Choice of electronic information resources (EIR) for central support.
  • EIR supplier tenders.
  • EIZ contract negotiations and purchase.
  • Support to member institutions in accessing and using the EIRs purchased.
  • Support to member institutions in processing of bibliometric analyses.
  • Management of statistics on resource utilisation.


For more information visit the CzechElib web page.


As a CzechElib member we have arranged a discount or complete waiver of fees for open access publishing with several publishers. This is applicable only to the corresponding authors affiliated with the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.

The APC (Article Processing Charge) for publishing is covered by the Academic library through a so-called token system.

Publishing houses supported:

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

American Publisher known as Wiley has been in the business since 1807 and it is focused on academic publication and educational materials.

Authors can publish in hybrid titles under Open Access program, and the current contract with the publishing house is valid until the end of 2026. The list of Czech member institutions, the list of titles where it is possible to publish, and detailed information for authors can be found at the publisher’s web page. For more information, please visit the Wiley web page.


Taylor & Francis

A British publisher with a tradition since 1798, it is dedicated to publishing the highest quality scientific research.

All hybrid titles in the categories “Article, Review, Research Article, Review Article, Report, Short Communication, and Original Article” are eligible under Open Access program. The current contract is valid until the end of 2025.

The scope of activities of the publishing house can be found here.


Springer Nature

Springer is a part of the German-British house Springer Nature and since 2015 has been one of the world's leading publishers in natural science.

Authors of CzechElib member institutions are allowed to publish in Open Access mode in hybrid titles (so not in BioMed Central titles, Springer Open and Scientific Reports titles, or Nature Communications titles). The current contract is valid until the end of 2025. More information can be found at the Springer web page.



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a US-based international profession organisation, focused on electrotechnics technologies.

Besides publishing, IEEE also organises conferences, it has about 400,000 members in 175 countries worldwide. More information can be found here.

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