OA2020 call for Negotiating and Implementing OA and Transformative Agreements
Partner with us to change the publishing landscape and make Open Access more accessible to all.
Meeting: Business models and transition mechanisms in open access and transformative agreements (part 1)
PLOS and libraries partnering to bring equal opportunity to highly selective publishing
Join us November 10 at 11:30 AM ET to learn about how PLOS and our partnering institutions are building a more equitable business model for selective…
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
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.