Open Access Publishing
The Iowa State University Library is interested in making Open Access publishing as easy as possible for our authors. To that end, the information below provides an overview of the arrangements by which open access article processing charges (APCs) are covered or reduced thanks to the University Library’s support.
The Library also provides information to help our users understand Open Access in our Open Access Research Guide.
For a step-by-step process for making your work open, review the university library’s Open Access Publishing How-To Guide.
Open Access Agreements
Under these agreements, all article processing charges (APCs) are covered by the ISU Library.
|Copernicus||ISU Corresponding Author||All Copernicus journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||All De Gruyter journals and book chapters|
|Hindawi||ISU Corresponding Author||All Hindawi journals|
|Frontiers||ISU Corresponding Author||All Frontiers journals|
|Open Library of Humanities1||All Authors||All OLH publications|
|Public Library of Science (PLoS)||ISU Corresponding Author||All PLoS journals|
|Royal Society of Chemistry||ISU Corresponding Author||All RSC journals|
1Open Library of Humanities publications are open access without any publishing fees because their operation costs are covered by a membership model. ISU library is proud to support OLH and their mission to make Open Access publishing easy and affordable for authors.
Open Access Publishing Discounts
Thanks to memberships or agreements with these publishers, a portion of the article processing charges (APCs) for open access are covered by the ISU Library
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||ISU Corresponding Author||25%2||All ACS journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||15%3||DG mongraph publishing|
|Luminos||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All Luminos monograph publishing|
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All MDPI journals|
|Nucleic Acids Research||ISU Corresponding Author||50%4||Nucleic Acids Research|
|The Royal Society||ISU Corresponding Author||25%||All Royal Society journals|
2This discount stacks with personal ACS membership discounts.
3This discount applies to full open access monographs. The APCs for book chapters are covered in full (see OA agreement table above).
4You must access the NAR system using an institutional computer within the IP range registered by Iowa State for their system to recognise our membership and charge the member price upon your article's acceptance.
ISU Open Access Subvention Grant
An internal funding opportunity to partially cover the cost of publishing open access is available to full-time faculty and P&S staff at rank 37 or higher. The grant, Part A of the Publication Subvention Grant, covers half of the cost of an Article Processing Charge (APC) up to $1,250.
See the Publication Subvention Grants section of GrantsHub’s Internal Funding website for more details or to apply.
This grant is funded through a partnership between the University Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Open Access Publishing with the Digital Press
The University Library also supports Open Access publishing more directly, through our Digital Press. The Iowa State University Digital Press publishes open access journals, conference proceedings, and monographs in subject areas represented in Iowa State’s curricular and research offerings. Besides existing journals, conference proceedings, and monographs created by Iowa State faculty, students, and staff, the Digital Press can also help create and host new publications!
For more information about the Digital Press' publishing services, view their Scholarly Publishing Services website.