Iowa State University joins PeerJ Institutional Membership program, giving their faculty unlimited, fee-free publishing
It is with great pleasure that we announce our latest institutional Member – Iowa State University. By taking out an Annual Institutional Membership (AIM), ISU faculty can now take advantage of unlimited Open Access publishing in any PeerJ journals without having to worry about paying an APC. Any corresponding or admin/submitting author who submits to PeerJ with an ISU email will be eligible to use the membership; any faculty, staff or student member of the University with a different email address should contact email@example.com and submit a request to use ISU’s Annual Institutional Membership.
We are delighted that ISU – one of the leading lights in open and equitable access – has decided to join the program and renew their support of PeerJ. The University Library is expanding the reach and impact of Iowa State research via open access initiatives. From free access to academic publications, to data services and digital publishing, the library provides a suite of services to promote ISU research and scholarship around the globe.
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.