PeerJ Welcomes Oregon State University to the AIMs Program: Facilitating Open Access Publishing for OSU Authors

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Announcement, Company News, Membership

PeerJ’s AIM – Supporting Oregon State University’s Commitment to Research Dissemination and Scholarly Impact

We’re excited to announce that Oregon State University has joined PeerJ’s Annual Institutional Membership (AIMs) program. This collaboration empowers OSU faculty, staff, and students to publish in any PeerJ journal by removing the barrier of Article Processing Charges (APCs). OSU authors who submit to PeerJ as the corresponding or submitting author, and using a verified OSU email address, will be automatically eligible to publish without any additional fees. Those affiliated with OSU, but using a different email address, can manually request to publish using OSU’s Institutional Membership, and should contact more information.

Oregon State University strongly supports open access to maximize the impact of its world-class faculty and fulfill its land grant mission. OSU Libraries and Press are key contributors to open access initiatives, following the unanimous passage of an open access policy by the Faculty Senate in 2013.  In addition to the public benefit of such dissemination, this policy is intended to serve faculty interests by promoting greater reach and impact for articles. To learn more about how OSU Libraries and Press can facilitate dissemination of research through open access, please visit the OPEN Access LibGuide.

We’re thrilled to welcome Oregon State University to the PeerJ community and look forward to advancing open access together.

OSU 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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