PeerJ is delighted to welcome the University of Oklahoma, Norman & University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a new Institutional member. By taking out an Annual Institutional Membership (AIM), OU and OUHSC students, staff and faculty can enjoy unlimited publishing for the next 12 months in any PeerJ journal. Any corresponding or admin/submitting author who submits to PeerJ with an OU or OUHSC email address will be recognised as eligible to use the membership; any faculty, staff or student member of the University with a different email address should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a request to use Oklahoma’s Annual Institutional Membership.
We are excited to welcome Oklahoma as a brand new institutional member. We have been absolutely delighted by the volume of interest in AIMs since we launched the initiative six weeks ago with the University of Bath, our first partner. We’re pulling out all the stops to keep up with demand, and thank all of our partners – and prospective partners – for their support. The response shows a real appetite for change when it comes to Open Access, and a drive to remove barriers for authors choosing Open Access and administrative burden that has accumulated for librarians.
A PeerJ Annual Institutional Membership (AIM) provides unlimited, frictionless OA publishing for institutional partners and their faculty. Simple to manage, easy to purchase and providing great cost saving opportunities, researchers will never have to worry about having to pay an APC, and librarians can say goodbye to the administrative overhead of dealing with payments on an article by article basis.
AIMs pricing is tiered and based on an institution’s publishing history in PeerJ’s journal portfolio. When a partner’s renewal is calculated, if the equivalent APC cost would have been less than the Membership fee, they can choose to carry over the difference towards their Membership renewal, or contribute to PeerJ’s Global Publishing Fund, which supports authors without the means to publish OA. AIMs simplify OA and are an important step towards a non-APC future of globally equitable access to read and publish open science.
Institutions who are interested in AIMs should contact PeerJ.