Reduced administrative overhead
Flat Fees make it easier for institutions to support their authors’ Open Access publications through a single, annual invoice to your institution. Ensuring that all your authors — irrespective of ability to pay — can submit to PLOS journals, these agreements lock in the current APC rate making them valuable investments over the agreement term.
Unlimited publications, 5 PLOS journals
Institutional support ensures all authors have equal access to make their work Open at PLOS, regardless of individual funding resources. Your annual flat fee payment automatically covers author publication costs across five of our journals, giving your authors the flexibility to choose which journal is right for them. It also include any new titles or article types launched during the agreement term — effectively making them “free” for your authors.
Deeper insights and transparency
We believe in giving our partners more insight into publication activity and cost, to continue driving solutions that benefit the entire scholarly community. Under the Plan S framework, we’ve committed to sharing our journal costs and making our pricing transparent. We also provide custom reports and data tools to help you dig deeper into submissions, publications, funding and data sources for your authors