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Announcing Expanded Open Access Publishing Opportunities with PLOS

April 5th, 2022

Taking effect on April 1, 2022, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies has entered into an Unlimited Publishing Agreement with the Public Library of Science (PLOS). This agreement expands our current PLOS open access publishing partnership to provide unlimited publishing in all PLOS journals without incurring fees.  

This new agreement happened as a result of collective bargaining through a partnership of the Center for Research Libraries, and NorthEast Research Libraries. Authors at Purdue University-West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Purdue Northeast are included in the agreement, which offers unlimited, no-fee publishing for Purdue corresponding authors in 12 PLOS journals: PLOS Biology, PLOS Climate, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Digital Health, PLOS Genetics, PLOS Global Public Health, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, and PLOS Water.

This is a great opportunity for Purdue authors to increase discovery and accessibility of their scholarship, and another strong step in Libraries’ goal to create more equitable, sustainable publishing options for Purdue authors, and in turn, to foster more equitable access to their research. Information about the new PLOS agreement has been added Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Partnerships libguide

Purdue authors wishing to express interest or ask questions, please reach out to Nina Collins, Libraries’ scholarly publishing specialist, at