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  1. Contact your librarian to check the status of the code.
  2. Go to the payment site: and sign in.
  3. Select the journal from the drop-down list.
  4. Provide manuscript details (manuscript number, article title, acceptance date, corresponding authors name)

    • Please also indicate funding sources (select FinELib)

  5. Click ‘Discounts’, select ‘Number of Discounts 1’ and enter the OA waiver code in the ‘Discount 1’ field. Then click “Update Price” and the code will be applied (it becomes a green tick when the code is valid).  Click “Add to Cart” and then “Checkout”. 

    • If an invalid code is entered there is a red cross next to the code and the order summary will show a price and no discount. If this happens you should check you have entered the code correctly and contact library to check the status of the code. If all free vouchers have been used by the time your article is accepted, you have the right to publish your article as a paywalled article (or alternatively pay the article processing charge).

  6. Ensure the required fields in the billing section are completed and click “Continue” and “Complete Order”

  7. You will then receive the e-mail confirmation of the order.

  8.  Ovid will publish your article under the CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND-license based on the corresponding authors’ choice of the license.

    Here you can download these instructions including screenshots (pdf)

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please contact your library/information service or Ovid Customer Support,