Carnegie Mellon University joins AIMs program to make “open” more accessible

by | May 10, 2024 | Company News, Membership

We are pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University has joined the Annual Institutional Membership (AIMs) program, reflecting Carnegie Mellon’s commitment to promoting open access publishing and empowering its research community to share their findings with the world.

As part of PeerJ’s AIMs program, Carnegie Mellon University authors can publish in any of PeerJ’s journals without having to pay an Article Processing Charge. CMU authors who submit to PeerJ as the corresponding or submitting author, and using a verified CMU email address, will be automatically eligible to publish without any additional fees. Those affiliated with CMU, but using a different email address, can manually request to publish using the Membership, and should contact for more information.

Carnegie Mellon University’s decision to become a PeerJ Institutional Member its dedication to driving innovation and promoting open access to the world-leading research they produce.

CMU 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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