Publishing open access allows anyone to access and read your work - increasing its visibility and potential impact.
Understand your options
You have options for making your work open access:
- Publish with a publisher that supports open access, like the ISU Digital Press.
- Share a copy of your publication in a pre-print server or repository, like the ISU Digital Repository.
The Open Access Publishing guide has tips on how to navigate this process.
If you have additional questions or concerns about open access, please contact Abbey Elder, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian.
Help covering open access publishing charges
Some publishers make your work open by default, while others ask for a fee to publish open access.
You can search for journals that don't charge fees through the Directory of Open Access Journals.
For other publishers, the library may have an agreement to cover open access fees for ISU authors.
Open Access Agreements
The current list of publishers we have agreements with is in the following table. For publishers we do not have agreements with, authors can request funding through Publication Subvention Grants.
Our agreements only cover open access publishing fees not other fees related to publishing, such as page overage charges or color charges.
Only current students, staff or paid/emeritus faculty are covered by the agreements. Students who graduate before their article is published should list an advisor or other ISU-affiliated researcher as the corresponding or co-corresponding author to avoid disqualification.
|American Physiological Society (APS)||ISU Corresponding Author||All APS Digital Library titles|
|Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)||ISU Corresponding Author||All ACM journals, conference proceedings, and magazines|
|Biochemical Society (Portland Press)||ISU Corresponding Author||All seven Biochemical Society journals|
|Cambridge University Press||ISU Corresponding Author||All CUP journals (does not cover select article types; see covered article types)|
|Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press||ISU Corresponding Author||Most CSH journals (except CSH Perspectives in Biology, CSH Perspectives in Medicine, and CSH Protocols.)|
|Company of Biologists||ISU Corresponding Author||All Company of Biologists journals|
|Copernicus||ISU Corresponding Author||All Copernicus journals|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||All hybrid De Gruyter journals and OA book chapters. Full Open Access Journals APCs can be covered by the University Library - you must contact us before you pay.|
|Frontiers||ISU Corresponding Author||All Frontiers journals (up to two articles per corresponding author each calendar year)|
|F1000 Research||ISU Corresponding Author||All F1000 Research publications|
|Institute of Physics (IOP)||ISU Corresponding Author||Some IOP Journals (A, B, C, and D on this list)|
|ISU Corresponding Author||All JMIR publications (covers $1,000, any remaining costs may be covered)|
|Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development||ISU Corresponding Author||All JAFSCD articles|
|Microbiology Society||ISU Corresponding Author||All Microbiology Society journals|
|Open Library of Humanities||All Authors||All OLH publications|
|Oxford University Press||ISU Corresponding Author||Nearly all OUP journals (except European Heart Journal Supplements.)|
|PeerJ||Corresponding or Admin Author||All PeerJ journals|
|Public Library of Science (PLOS)||ISU Corresponding Author||All PLOS journals|
|Punctum Books||All Authors||All Punctum publications|
|Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)||ISU Corresponding Author||All hybrid RSC journals - For Chemical Science, RSC Advances, Nanoscale Advances, and Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP), APCs can be covered by the University Library - you must contact us before you pay.|
|The Royal Society||ISU Corresponding Author||All Royal Society journals|
|ISU Corresponding Author||
All hybrid and full OA Wiley journals - Does not include Hindawi journals
Discounts Currently in Place
In addition to our full agreements, authors may get a discount on publishing open access with the following publishers.
|American Chemical Society (ACS)||ISU Corresponding Author||$250||Hybrid ACS Journals (This discount stacks with personal ACS membership discounts.)|
|De Gruyter||ISU Corresponding Author||15%||De Gruyter monograph publishing|
|Luminos||ISU Corresponding Author||10%||All Luminos monograh publishing|
|Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)||All ISU Authors||10%||All MDPI journals|