PeerJ welcomes the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as our latest Institutional Member, bringing a new fee-free Open Access option to UT

by | Feb 12, 2024 | Announcement, Company News, Membership

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joins the AIMs program, providing unlimited, APC-free publishing for their faculty

We are excited to announce the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville), as our latest Institutional Member. By joining our AIMs program, UT faculty, staff, and students can now publish in any PeerJ journal without incurring an APC. Any corresponding or submitting author using a valid UT email to submit to PeerJ will automatically qualify for membership benefits. Individuals affiliated with UT, but with a different email address, can contact to request access to UT’s Annual Institutional Membership. 

University of Tennessee Libraries is committed to equity of access to information. As a library, and as a vibrant member of a land-grant institution, they believe equitable access to information is foundational to a strong community and a just world. UT Libraries aim is to normalize open access to research and scholarship for students, faculty, and all residents of the state of Tennessee.

UT authors can find out more on their PeerJ page, or by watching the video below. 

About AIMs 

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.

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