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Institutional Partners

Open Access is not truly open without equitable opportunities to publish. To support authors from diverse research communities, funding backgrounds, and institutional requirements, all PLOS journals offer APC-alternative business models through institutional partnerships. Our various partnership models–Flat Fee Agreements, Global Equity partnerships, and Community Action Publishing membershipare tailored to the publication needs and regional economies of researchers and institutions in that field.

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

If you would like to submit to a journal that is not listed for your institution, please let us know the details and we’ll contact your librarian.

PLOS offers several, diverse partnership models for institutions to contribute to or eliminate Open Access publication fees at PLOS journals. To see if your institution already provides publication support at your preferred journal, and to view any eligibility restrictions, search for your institution’s name below, or filter by journal title.

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

If you’re a librarian and have questions about your institutional account or partnership opportunities at PLOS, please see our Institutional Resources hub or or contact PLOS directly at InstitutionalAccounts@plos.org.

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Australia

Canada

Colombia

  • Universidad del Rosario PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Bogotá, Colombia

Germany

Hungary

  • Semmelweis University PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Budapest, Hungary

  • University of Szeged PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Szeged, Hungary
    Open Access Policy

India

Luxembourg

Mexico

  • CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Pakistan

  • Aga Khan University PLOS Biology, PLOS Climate, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Karachi, Pakistan

Qatar

Singapore

  • Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Singapore

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

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.

  • Abertay University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Bangor University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Bangor, United Kingdom

  • Brunel University PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Middlesex, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Cardiff, United Kingdom

  • Edge Hill University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Ormskrik, Lancashire, United Kingdom

  • Goldsmiths University of London PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    London, United Kingdom

  • Heriot-Watt University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Imperial College London All journals

    London, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

    London, United Kingdom

  • John Innes Centre PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Norwich, United Kingdom
    *RCUK funded authors only

  • Leeds Beckett University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Leeds Beckett University (School of Clinical and Applied Sciences Only) PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • Liverpool John Moores University All journals

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Corresponding authors at these journals face no publication fees.

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • London South Bank University PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine

    London, United Kingdom

  • Norwich Bioscience Institutes PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Norwich, United Kingdom

  • Nottingham Trent University All journals

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • Queen Mary University of London PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    London, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors only

  • Queen’s University Belfast All journals

    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • Sheffield Hallam University PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • St George’s Hospital Medical School PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    London, United Kingdom

  • Swansea University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

  • The Francis Crick Institute PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    London, United Kingdom

  • The Manchester Metropolitan University PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Manchester, United Kingdom

  • The Open University All journals

    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

  • The Pirbright Institute PLOS Biology, PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Surrey, England

  • UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Bailrigg, Lancaster, United Kingdom

  • University College London (UCL) All journals

    London, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Bath PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Bath, United Kingdom

  • University of Birmingham All journals

    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Bristol PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *COAF and RCUK funded authors only

  • University of Cambridge All journals

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • University of Durham PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Durham, United Kingdom

  • University of Edinburgh PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Edingburgh, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *COAF, RCUK and Wellcome funded authors only

  • University of Essex PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Essex, United Kingdom

  • University of Glasgow PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors only

  • University of Hertfordshire All journals

    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

  • University of Hull PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Hull, United Kingdom

  • University of Lancaster PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Lancaster, United Kingdom

  • University of Leeds PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *RCUK funded authors only

  • University of Liverpool PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • University of Manchester PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Newcastle PLOS Medicine

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle All journals

    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  • University of Reading PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Reading, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *RCUK funded authors only

  • University of Salford PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Salford, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Sheffield PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *COAF, RCUK and Wellcome funded authors only

  • University of Southampton All journals

    Southampton, England

  • University of St. Andrews All journals

    Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Stirling All journals

    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Surrey PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

  • University of Ulster PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

  • University of Warwick PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy
    *RCUK funded authors only

  • University of Westminster PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water

    London, United Kingdom

  • University of York PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens

    York, United Kingdom
    Open Access Policy

United States

Venezuela

Our Models

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 through an annual flat fee. Existing Flat Fee agreements apply to all publications in PLOS ONE, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS GeneticsPLOS 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.

*Our current Flat Fee partners are automatically included in CAP for PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, as well as the Global Equity model for PLOS Climate, PLOS Global Public Health, and PLOS Water. Researchers at these institutions will not face publication fees at these journals.

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, PLOS Medicine, or PLOS Sustainability and Transformation 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

Global Equity: Our new Global Equity model empowers institutions in every region of the world to provide unlimited publication support for their authors through a single, annual fee that is equitable, and affordable. Institutions can choose to participate in this model for PLOS Climate, PLOS Global Public Health, and/or PLOS Water, ensuring their authors never face publication fees at that journal*. Participation fees are based on each institution’s historical research output in the field and are reflective of their regional economy according to their country’s World Bank lending tier.

*We are actively reaching out to institutions to participate in this model. If you’d like to encourage your institution to partner with PLOS, please fill out this form and we’ll let them know.

Learn more about Global Equity here

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