The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are committed to the broad dissemination of scholarship and support innovative and sustainable open-access projects. Our effort is in keeping with the Penn Compact, which embraces the values of inclusion, innovation, and impact, and furthers the University's goal of bringing "the benefits of Penn's research, teaching, and service to individuals and communities at home and around the world." The Penn Libraries believe that high-quality open-access publishing will increase both the accessibility and the impact of Penn scholarship and PeerJ offers a novel and sustainable open-access model reflecting the Libraries' values.
Therefore, the Libraries have established an institutional membership with PeerJ, and will pay the cost of a basic membership for each Penn author (identified via their use of an email address in the @upenn.edu domain) on a paper that is accepted for publication in PeerJ. Your PeerJ Basic plan remains in force for life, even if you leave Penn. The Penn Libraries will continue to develop ways to assist Penn authors to make their scholarship open and accessible. If you have questions or suggestions regarding the libraries' support for PeerJ or other open access initiatives, please contact Richard Griscom (Griscom@upenn.edu)
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