Cogitatio is a publisher founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting open-access divulgation of scientific knowledge. We believe that open-source knowledge generates something more valuable, benefiting researchers, policy-makers and society in general.

Institutional Membership

Cogitatio’s Institutional Membership Programme is an affordable option that allows authors to freely publish in highly ranked open access journals.

The institution pays an annual flat fee and all articles that have a corresponding author from the institution are published completely free of charge (no APCs).

The annual flat fee is tiered according to the institution’s size and country’s Human Development Index, as a way of demonstrating a commitment to a more equitable publishing landscape, while keeping the costs very reasonable.

Institution FTE
(staff + students)
Country’s Human Development Index
Below .89Over .90
Up to 5,0001200 €1500 €
5,001–10,0001400 €1700 €
Over 10,0001600 €1900 €

The membership covers all journals issued by Cogitatio:

  • Media and Communication (12 issues/year)
  • Politics and Governance (12 issues/year)
  • Social Inclusion (12 issues/year)
  • Urban Planning (12 issues/year)

Institutions interested in joining Cogitatio's Institutional Membership program can contact us at [email protected]

The following institutions have joined Cogitatio’s Membership Program:

 

Australia

- Edith Cowan University: Edith Cowan University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 5 August 2017.

- University of Melbourne: The University of Melbourne covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2022.

- University of Western Australia: The University of Western Australia covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 30 April 2021.

 

Austria

- University of Innsbruck: The University of Innsbruck covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 28 September 2020.

 

Belgium

- KU Leuven: KU Leuven covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 November 2020.

- Université libre de Bruxelles - Faculty of Architecture: The Faculty of Architecture at Université libre de Bruxelles covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

 

Canada

- Simon Fraser University: Simon Fraser University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 19 December 2018 and only applies to articles that meet the university's eligibility criteria - authors must contact the Simon Fraser University Library ([email protected]) in advance of submission.

- University of Guelph: The University of Guelph covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 13 June 2022.

- University of Waterloo: The University of Waterloo covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2022.

- Western University: Western University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 19 July 2016.

- York University: York University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2023.

 

Finland

- Tampere University: Tampere University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 11 June 2021.

- University of Helsinki: The University of Helsinki covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 28 September 2018.

- University of Jyväskylä: The University of Jyväskylä covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 11 October 2018.

- University of Turku: The University of Turku covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 21 June 2019.

 

Germany

- Bauhaus University: Bauhaus University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 26 February 2018.

- Bielefeld University: Bielefeld University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 June 2017.

- Forschungszentrum Jülich: Forschungszentrum Jülich covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Freie Universität Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution.

- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 July 2018.

- GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2020.

- Goethe University Frankfurt: Goethe University Frankfurt covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 2 February 2018.

- Humboldt University Berlin: Humboldt University Berlin covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2018.

- Max Planck Society: The Max Planck Society covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of institutions of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft e.V. or in which the MPG e.V. has at least 50% ownership. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2023.

- Potsdam University: Potsdam University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Ruhr-University Bochum: Ruhr-University Bochum covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Technische Universität Dresden: Technische Universität Dresden covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 April 2020.

- TU Braunschweig: TU Braunschweig covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- TU Dortmund: TU Dortmund covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 January 2021 and only applies to articles that have no other sources of funding available - authors must contact the TU Dortmund Library ([email protected]) in advance of submission.

- University of Bremen, Hochschule Bremen and Hochschule Bremerhaven: The University of Bremen, Hochschule Bremen and Hochschule Bremerhaven cover the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 25 May 2020.

- University of Göttingen: The University of Göttingen covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution (including the University Medical Center). The administrator of the Open Access Fund is the University Library of Göttingen (https://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/elektronisches-publizieren/open-access/verlagsvereinbarungen). This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- University of Kassel: The University of Kassel covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- University of Leipzig: The University of Leipzig covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2022.

- University of Mannheim: The University of Mannheim covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to 4 articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- University of Munster: The University of Munster covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 6 October 2020.

 

Hungary

- Centre for Social Sciences: The Centre for Social Sciences covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 5 May 2020.

 

Italy

- European University Institute: The European University Institute covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 July 2021.

- University of Urbino Carlo Bo - Department of Economics, Society and Politics: The Department of Economics, Society and Politics at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

 

Netherlands

- Delft University of Technology: Delft University of Technology covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 10 January 2018.

- Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 11 June 2018.

- Radboud University: Radboud University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 15 October 2020.

- Tilburg University: Tilburg University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 March 2017.

- University of Amsterdam: The University of Amsterdam covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 14 June 2017.

- University of Groningen: The University of Groningen covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 June 2015.

- University of Twente: The University of Twente covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 31 August 2020.

- Utrecht University: Utrecht University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 14 March 2022.

- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted by 31 December 2022.

 

Norway

- University of Agder: The University of Agder covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 2 September 2020.

- University of Oslo: The University of Oslo covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 February 2018.

 

Poland

- Gdańsk University of Technology - Faculty of Architecture: The Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk University of Technology covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 April 2020.

 

Portugal

- Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (ISCSP-ULisboa): The Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas (ISCSP-ULisboa) covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2023.

 

Romania

- Babeș-Bolyai University: Babeș-Bolyai University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2023.

 

Slovakia

- Paneuropean University: Paneuropean University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to five articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

 

Spain

- Universidad Loyola Andalucía: Universidad Loyola Andalucía covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2022.

 

Sweden

- Karlstad University: Karlstad University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 7 June 2021.

- Lund University: Lund University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2019.

- Stockholm University: Stockholm University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 25 June 2018.

- Södertörn University: Södertörn University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 17 February 2020.

- University of Gothenburg: The University of Gothenburg covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 19 March 2020.

- University of Gävle: The University of Gävle covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 September 2022.

 

Switzerland

- ETH Zurich: ETH Zurich covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 April 2018.

- University of Basel: The University of Basel covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 9 November 2016.

- University of Geneva: The University of Geneva covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 27 January 2020.

- University of Lausanne: The University of Lausanne covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 11 June 2018.

- University of Lucerne: The University of Lucerne covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 10 July 2018.

- University of Zurich: The University of Zurich covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 21 August 2020.

- École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 24 March 2017.

 

United Kingdom

- Anglia Ruskin University: Anglia Ruskin University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to five articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Lancaster University: Lancaster University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 10 June 2021.

- Queen's University Belfast: Queen's University Belfast covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 7 June 2017.

- Ulster University: Ulster University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2022.

- University College London: University College London covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 October 2021.

- University of Birmingham: The University of Birmingham covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 June 2017.

- University of Dundee: The University of Dundee covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to six articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- University of Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 January 2022.

- University of Exeter: The University of Exeter covers all the article processing charges (APC) of articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid until 31 December 2022 and only applies to articles that meet eligibility criteria, which the university will verify on a paper-by-paper basis. Authors must contact the University of Exeter Library ([email protected]) in advance of submission to confirm whether they are eligible for funding.

- University of Manchester: The University of Manchester covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 8 February 2017.

- University of Sheffield: The University of Sheffield covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 22 March 2022.

- University of Stirling: The University of Stirling covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022 and only applies to articles that meet the university's eligibility criteria - authors must apply to the APC fund in advance of submission.

- University of Sussex: The University of Sussex covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2023.

- University of Warwick: The University of Warwick covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 9 September 2020.

 

United States

- Elon University: Elon University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to 3 articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Grinnell College: Grinnell College covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Macalester College: Macalester College covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution.

- Michigan State University: Michigan State University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 26 May 2020.

- Trinity University: Trinity University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- University of Iowa: The University of Iowa covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 5 April 2019.

- University of Kansas: The University of Kansas covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.

- Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution.

- Wake Forest University: Wake Forest University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution that have no other sources of funding available. This agreement is only valid for full papers submitted through the online system until 31 December 2022.