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Open Access Resources: Publishing & Funding

A guide to help users find resources that provide access to works at no cost to the reader.

Publishing in open access journals

Olin Library is an institutional member of PLoS and of BioMed Central.  

If Rollins affiliated individuals publish in PLoS journals, we will cover article processing charges via direct billing.  

Our membership in BioMed Central entitles Rollins authors to the following benefits:  (bulleted text below from BioMed Central)

•   All Supporter Member researchers can take advantage of a 15% discount on the article-processing charge when publishing. [Olin isn’t funding the APC for BioMed.]

•   The institution benefits from a cost-effective flat rate annual Membership fee based on the number of researchers and graduate students at the institution. This provides the institution with an affordable way to support both open access publishing and their researchers.

•   Automated Article Deposits into your repository - any article published will be automatically deposited into the Supporter Member's institutional repository. This new Membership feature will provide greater efficiency for both authors and repository administrators.

•   Members have a customized web page on BioMed Central, which will act as a permanent showcase for the institution. This page features titles and links to relevant articles generated by the Member institution and published in BioMed Central's open access journals. 

Although we have agreements with those two open access journals, this does not extend to paying to open access to articles in toll access journals.