PLoS and the UC Announce Open Access Publishing Agreement

The University of California and the non-profit open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS) have entered an agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish on one of the PLoS journals.

When implemented, UC libraries will pay at least $1,000 of the article processing charges (APC) for articles with a UC corresponding author. The author will be asked to pay the remainder if grant funds are available, or, if grant funds are not available, PLoS will then charge the full APC to the UC libraries.

For more details on the agreement, announced on February 19, visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communications website.

Note, that this agreement has not been implemented yet. Development of the payment system is already underway, and a launch date will be confirmed in the coming months; the PLoS development team is currently targeting April 2020.