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Institutional Partners

We provide several models for institutions to support their authors’ work at PLOS, either through direct payment of APCs (direct-billing), Flat Fee contributions towards future publications, or Community Action Publishing membership. 

Institutions listed below have partnered with PLOS in one or more agreements to make Open Access more accessible to their authors. 

PLOS offers several, diverse partnership models for institutions to contribute to or eliminate Open Access publication fees at PLOS journals. To see which model(s) your institution supports, and any eligibility restrictions, search for your institution’s name below, or filter by agreement type.

Direct-billing: Institutions handle individual author payments through a debit or monthly invoice. Under this model, fee support is subject to the institution’s internal funding policies. Certain restrictions may be noted under the institution’s name below, but we encourage authors to check their institution’s Open Access policy, or contact their institution for questions on funding eligibility. For publication fees in which the institution does not accept responsibility per their review, PLOS will invoice the authors individually.

Flat Fees: Institutions have partnered with PLOS to eliminate or significantly reduce their researchers’ publication expenses for all publications in PLOS ONE, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and PLOS Pathogens through an annual flat fee. At their discretion, institutions may choose to set an author surcharge for each publication. Any applicable surcharge will be noted under the institution’s name below.

Learn more about Flat Fee Agreements here

Community Action Publishing: Our community-supported, Open Access model for PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine covers the cost of highly-selective publishing through equitable distribution amongst institutions whose authors publish in these journals. As a member of the collective for either PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine, institutions’ corresponding authors will not face any publication fees at that journal. A 25% discount will also be applied to publication fees for manuscripts where one or more of the contributing authors are members, but the corresponding author is not.

Learn more about Community Action Publishing here

For more information about our partnership programs and author benefits, please see our Author FAQs.

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Please note that some UK Institutions will only provide Open Access funding for publication costs associated with research projects that are funded by Research Council UK (RCUK), Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) or Wellcome Trust grants. The Wellcome Trust will refund Open Access publication costs related to their grants, even after the grant is closed. Beginning 1 April 2013, RCUK provided separate APC block grants to designated UK institutions to pay for Open Access publication costs. See below for institutions with such restrictions.

United States

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