How can we partner?
Choose from our several iterative business models to find the right solution for you and your authors
APCs: For institutions built to handle individual author payments, our debit or monthly invoice Institutional Accounts help eliminate reimbursement protocols, consolidate author invoices, and streamline author payment communications. Discounts available for single-debit accounts for consortia.
Flat Fees: For organizations seeking a frictionless author experience that doesn’t include managing article payments, consider supporting your authors with an annual payment for unlimited publishing or greatly reduced article transaction fees.
Community Action Publishing: Our community-supported Open Access model for PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine covers the cost of highly-selective publishing by through equitable distribution amongst institutions that publish the most in those journals. But we need your help for it to work. Join our growing network of institutions creating a new generation of Open Access that is open to read, open to publish. Learn more here
Benefits of Institutional Partnership
Our various partnership models aim to make Open Access publishing more equitable and accessible to make supporting your researchers easier. PLOS institutional partners benefit from custom monthly reporting, COUNTER usage data, representation in our advisory panel, easier funder compliance, and dedicated customer service.
Ensure equitable access to publishing with PLOS
If your organization publishes with PLOS or represents organizations that do, contact us to explore options for your authors to publish in any PLOS journal they choose, with more ease and efficiency.