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Open Access: Open Access Publishing Support

Yale Library Open Access Publishing Support

Yale Library provides support for authors publishing in open access journals in the following ways:

APC Waivers

Cambridge University Press Journals

Yale Library's Read and Publish Agreement waives article processing charges (APC) for Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital researchers publishing in Cambridge University Press fully open access and hybrid journals.

In order to publish an open access article, the author must:

  • be the corresponding author
  • have an article accepted for publication during the term of this agreement (January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024).
  • provide Cambridge UP details of their affiliation with Yale University or Yale-New Haven Hospital, preferably using their yale.edu or ynhh.org email address.
  • sign a License to Publish Form or equivalent documentation, as required by the Cambridge journal publishing the article, and selecting a Creative Commons License.

Author Resources:

Please direct all questions to Lindsay Barnett, Scholarly Communication Librarian


Microbiology Society

Yale University Library's Publish & Read agreement with the Microbiology Society provides unlimited read access to Society journals and waives article processing charges for Yale and YNHH affiliated authors who wish to publish open access.  

The included journals are:

Fully open access

  • Microbial Genomics
  • Access Microbiology

Hybrid open access journals:

  • Microbiology
  • Journal of General Virology
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

To publish open access with no article processing charge, the Yale or YNHH affiliated author must:

  • Be the corresponding author, the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process, including approving the article proofs.
  • have an article accepted for publication during the term of this agreement (now until December 31, 2022 with the option to renew after that period). 
  • Use an approved email domain during submission to confirm eligibility: yale.edu or ynhh.org
  • Select a Creative Commons license.   

The Microbiology Society has provided additional resources to help authors navigate the process: https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/resources

Please reach out to Lindsay Barnett with questions.


PLOS

The Yale University Library holds two agreements with PLOS that eliminate article processing charges for Yale and Yale New Haven Hospital affiliated authors.  

Community Action Publishing offsets author costs to PLOS's two flagship journals: PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine, and the Flat Fee Agreement offsets author costs to all other PLOS publications, including any new journals launched during the contract term.  Yale or YNHH authors who publish in PLOS Biology and PLOS Medicine but do not act as the corresponding author will receive a 25% APC discount. 

Covered journals are:

  • PLOS Biology
  • PLOS Medicine
  • PLOS One
  • PLOS Climate
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PLOS Digital Health
  • PLOS Genetics
  • PLOS Global Public Health
  • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • PLOS Pathogens
  • PLOS Sustainability & Transformations
  • PLOS Water

To pubish an open access article at no cost, the author must:

  • Act as the corresponding author, the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process, including approvidng the article proofs.
  • Have an article accepted during the time period of the agreement (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024). 
  • Be actively affiliated with Yale University or YNHH and list this as the primary affiliation on the manuscript.
  • Accept a CC-BY license.

PLOS has provided Manuscript Submission Instructions for authors.  

Please reach out to Lindsay Barnett with any questions.


Portland Press (publisher for the Biochemical Society)

Yale Library's Read and Publish Agreement waives article processing charges (APC) for Yale University researchers publishing in Portland Press's seven journals:

  • Biochemical Journal
  • Clinical Science
  • Neuronal Signaling
  • Bioscience Reports
  • Biochemical Society
  • Transactions Essays in Biochemistry
  • Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Portland Press, Read & Publish:


APC Discounts

For more information

For more information, contact:

Lindsay Barnett

Scholarly Communication Librarian
Yale University Library

lindsay.barnett@yale.edu

(203) 432-2516