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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Partner with us to change the publishing landscape and make Open Access more accessible to all.

Open Access is evolving. Scholarly publishing stakeholders must collaborate to ensure a diverse and sustainable publishing ecosystem. 

At PLOS, we believe science should be shared globally, with everyone, regardless of ability to pay to read or publish. We believe APCs are just one part of a mixed-model ecosystem. And we believe partnership in collaboration with research institutions, consortia, funders, and service providers can achieve a truly open to read, open to publish framework for researchers

As we partner to disrupt existing business models and diversify our publishing ecosystem, we have to ensure that sustainability and equity are front and center. Anyone whose research stands the test of peer review should be able to openly read and publish. The library community is a critical partner to achieving these goals.
Sara Rouhi
Director Strategic Partnerships, PLOS

Tell us your thoughts

What do you think will be the biggest challenge for your library in 2024?


You’re committed to helping your researchers publish Open Access. Our various partnership models aim to make Open Access publishing more equitable and accessible to make supporting your researchers easier. Let us know what’s right for your organization.

Reduced, predictable fee structure

Our partnership models reduce the administrative overhead of managing APCs. Whether you choose monthly billing, flat fees, or community action publishing, PLOS partner fees are transparent, consistent, and predictable.

Smoother path to Open Access for authors

Institutional support for authors eliminates the time researchers spend administering the payment workflow themselves. PLOS works with your institution to ensure your authors are aware of agreements that enable them to publish with no fees or reduced transaction charges.

Custom reports and publishing insights

Take a deeper dive into your publication needs 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 publisher.

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. We’re also a participant in the PLAN S Price Transparency Framework 

Learn more about funder compliance

Shape the future of Open Access

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. Consider participating in our library advisory forum and collaborative research projects to shape the future of PLOS institutional collaboration.

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