The following joint press release was issued on June 8, 2020. SAN FRANCISCO — Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Public Library…
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PLOS and Carnegie Mellon University announce APC-free open access publishing agreement
PLOS and Iowa State University Library announce APC-free Open Access publishing agreement
The following press release was issued on Wednesday, April 29, at 9am Pacific SAN FRANCISCO — Iowa State University Library and the…
You’re committed to helping your researchers publish Open Access. Our various partnership models go beyond individual institutional accounts to make your commitments easier.
Reduced, predictable pricing
- Reduce the administrative overhead of tracking individual APC invoices, payments, and waivers to a single yearly fee.
- Our partner pricing is based on your actual publishing history and locked in each cycle?despite any changes to APC’s.
- Your author benefits will also automatically extend to any new journals or products we launch.?
Smoother path to OA for authors
Partnering with PLOS provides frictionless, unlimited publishing opportunities for your researchers. When you join one of our programs, we’ll send targeted email, website, and social media promotions to authors informing them of the new agreement,? their eligibility, and directing them to FAQs. Your name appears publicly on our website and author-facing communications to let them know their fees have been waived or reduced thanks to your contribution.
Inform decisions with robust reporting
Find out more about your institution’s publication trends with our custom reporting options. Use our native tools to dig deeper into submissions, publications, funding and data sources for your authors. Plus, we’re partnering with vendors like COUNTER and LibLynx to provide the same level of usage detail you’d find with a subscription
>Learn more about your reporting options
Automatic Funder Compliance
All PLOS journals have been fully Open Access from the very beginning. Our commitment to make everything we publish immediately available for anyone to share and reuse without restrictions naturally complies with major OA funder requirements including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Plan S, and UK Ref. Ee’re also a participant in the PLAN S Price Transparency Framework and aim to make this data readily available.?
>Learn more about funder policies
Shape the future of institutional agreements
Help us increase the accessibility of Open Access and shape best publishing practices from your perspective. As our partners, your feedback in shaping? new business models is key to our success. You also have the option to participate in research initiatives and gain early insight into the development of new PLOS products and services to further open science.