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Open Access Publishing Support

A guide to OA publishing options

PLOS Community Action Publishing

Under a new collaborative deal, Indiana University corresponding authors are eligible to publish with no author fees (also known as Article Processing Charges or APCs) in the highly-selective journals PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine. This arrangement started January 1, 2021, and runs through 2023.

Where an IU researcher is not the corresponding author, a 25% discount on the standard fee applies.

This Agreement was negotiated by the 15-member Big Ten Academic Alliance, or BTAA, to test new community-based models for quality open access publishing. BTAA Universities are national leaders in promoting greater author control over the dissemination of their research. As a long-time BTAA member, Indiana University Libraries embraces the evident impact of collaborative, collective action.

The PLOS Community Action Publishing Program frees authors from administering the fee process. Indiana University guarantees funding for your publications by joining these journal communities. The next time your work is accepted in PLOS Medicine & PLOS Biology there will be no publication fees. You’ll only need to list your affiliation.

You can find a detailed FAQ at Publishing FAQs - PLOS

Contact iusw@iu.edu if you have any queries about this program.