Open Access Discounts and Agreements
The Iowa State University Library is interested in making Open Access publishing as easy as possible for our authors. To that end, the information below provides an overview of the arrangements by which open access article processing charges (APCs) are covered or reduced thanks to the University Library’s support.
For a step-by-step process for making your work open, review the university library’s Open Access Publishing How-To Guide.
Open Access Agreements
Under these agreements, all article processing charges (APCs) are covered by the University Library. In most cases, the Corresponding Author on a paper must be affiliated with Iowa State University at the time the paper is submitted to benefit from the agreement.
|American Physiological Society (APS)1||ISU Corresponding Author||All APS Digital Library titles|
|Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)||ISU Corresponding Author||All ACM journals, conference proceedings, and magazines|
|Copernicus||ISU Corresponding Author||All Copernicus journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||All De Gruyter journals and book chapters|
|Frontiers||ISU Corresponding Author||All Frontiers journals|
|F1000 Research||ISU Corresponding Author||All F1000 Research publications|
|Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development||ISU Corresponding Author||All JAFSCD articles|
|Open Library of Humanities2||All Authors||All OLH publications|
|Public Library of Science (PLoS)||ISU Corresponding Author||All PLoS journals|
|Punctum Books3||All Authors||All Punctum publications|
|Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)4||ISU Corresponding Author||All hybrid RSC journals|
1In addition to free open access publication, faculty who serve as corresponding authors for APS journals, will be offered a free one-year APS membership through this agreement.
2Open Library of Humanities publications are open access without any publishing fees because their operating costs are covered by a membership model. The University library is proud to support OLH and their mission to make Open Access publishing easy and affordable for authors.
3Similar to OLH, Punctum publishes all of its open access works free of charge. Iowa State University Library is proud to support Punctum's mission to provide free open access publishing services through their Library Membership Program.
4Journals not covered by RSC directly include Chemical Science, RSC Advances, Nanoscale Advances, and Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP). You will need to forward your invoice to the University Library before you pay if you would like an APC in one of these journals to be covered.
Open Access Publishing Discounts
Thanks to memberships or agreements with these publishers, a portion of the article processing charges (APCs) for open access are covered by the ISU Library
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||ISU Corresponding Author||25%4||All ACS journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||15%5||DG monograph publishing|
|Luminos||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All Luminos monograph publishing|
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All MDPI journals|
|The Royal Society||ISU Corresponding Author||25%||All Royal Society journals|
4This discount stacks with personal ACS membership discounts.
5This discount applies to full open access monographs. The APCs for book chapters are covered in full (see OA agreement table above).
ISU Open Access Subvention Grant
An internal funding opportunity to partially cover the cost of publishing open access is available to full-time faculty and P&S staff at rank 37 or higher. The grant, Part A of the Publication Subvention Grant, covers half of the cost of an Article Processing Charge (APC) up to $1,250.
See the Publication Subvention Grants section of GrantsHub’s Internal Funding website for more details or to apply.
This grant is funded through a partnership between the University Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research.