IU Libraries announces an expansion of its publishing partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) as well as a Wiley contract extension with an Open Access option.
Under a new PLOS All-In Agreement which began January 1, 2022, Indiana University corresponding authors with articles accepted in any of the twelve PLOS journals through 2023 are eligible to publish with no membership fees (also known as Article Processing Charges, or APCs). The original agreement (2021) covered PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology. It was negotiated by the 15-member Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), of which IU Libraries is a member.
IU Libraries is also participating in an agreement negotiated by the BTAA with Wiley for a one-year contract extension with an Open Access option. Under this agreement, all IU Bloomington corresponding authors will receive a 10% discount on open access article publishing charges in Wiley hybrid journals from February 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022. In addition, IU Libraries receive 86 credits for no-cost open access publishing in those journals. At this point in the pilot, these credits are being used to support open access publishing for pre-tenure and non-tenure-track faculty, researchers, and graduate students who identify as Indigenous, Black, or Persons of Color (BIPOC). Apply for a Wiley OA credit here.
Members of the IU research community interested in the new BTAA agreements and how to participate should contact the IU Libraries’ Department of Scholarly Communications at IUSW @ indiana.edu.