Open Access Publishing 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.
|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|
|Open Library of Humanities1||All Authors||All OLH publications|
|Public Library of Science (PLoS)||ISU Corresponding Author||All PLoS journals|
|Punctum Books2||All Authors||All Punctum publications|
|Royal Society of Chemistry||ISU Corresponding Author||All RSC journals|
1Open Library of Humanities publications are open access without any publishing fees because their operating costs are covered by a membership model. ISU library is proud to support OLH and their mission to make Open Access publishing easy and affordable for authors.
2Similar 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.
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%3||All ACS journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||15%4||DG monograph publishing|
|Luminos||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All Luminos monograph publishing|
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All MDPI journals|
|Nucleic Acids Research||ISU Corresponding Author||50%5||Nucleic Acids Research|
|The Royal Society||ISU Corresponding Author||25%||All Royal Society journals|
3This discount stacks with personal ACS membership discounts.
4This discount applies to full open access monographs. The APCs for book chapters are covered in full (see OA agreement table above).
5You must access the NAR system using an institutional computer within the IP range registered by Iowa State for their system to recognize our membership and charge the member price upon your article's acceptance.
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.