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About OAK

The Open Access Key, or OAK for short, is a unique, new financial platform to manage, consolidate and process publication fees incurred in Open Access Publishing. It has been designed to reduce your time, effort and expenditure and to connect individual authors to their universities, researcher funders and learned societies.

OAK is a global company delivering its services to authors, institutions and publishers around the world. It has been designed using the latest web and business softwares by a technology team based in Norway and Denmark. We built the platform engaging advice and guidance from all participants in OA Publishing. OAK is a system which meets and will continue to meet the needs of all involved.

Our aim as a company is to deliver a service that makes your activities more efficient.

  • Authors opening your free OAK membership account will enable you to manage your OA publication fees in one simple way no matter which publisher you are working with. It will link to all your OA publications and transactions and you will have key functionality to help your workflow, eg. You can choose to split the payments between their collaborating colleagues. Your account can also link directly to your University account or your Research Funding organization to make payment administration even quicker.

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  • Universities - Your online account will connect you to all your affiliated staff, authors and researchers. This enables you to directly manage and overview all open access publishing activity and expenditure on an easy-to-use online platform. It dramatically reduces your administration costs and effort. 

    Subscribe Now and pay only £650/€700/$1000 and your annual membership 


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  • Publishers - By using the OAK platform you will benefit from a financial business system which takes responsibility for managing your publication charge transactions and provides an automated consolidated payments process. You will have access to a unique customer relations platform connecting you to your authors, research funders and member universities.

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